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    John F. Kennedy: Assassination Archive. Group of ephemera related to the Kennedy assassination, including: 1) Judge Sarah T. Hughes Signed Typescript and TLS -Two items signed by Sarah T. Hughes (1896-1985), the Federal judge who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as President of the United States on Air Force One after JFK's assassination. The first is a typed letter, one page, Dallas, July 14, 1964, signed at conclusion in blue fountain pen, "Sarah T. Hughes" on U.S. District Court stationery, acknowledging that her written account of the events after the assassination appeared in the Washington Post and suggesting the collector write to the Post for a copy. 2) a souvenir typescript, 1 page, 8 1/2"x 13", detailing the justice's role in swearing-in LBJ, signed at the bottom in blue fountain pen, "Sarah T. Hughes." In part: "I was escorted up the ramp by the chief of police to the front door where one of the Vice President's aides and the Secret Service met me. I was trying to explain that I did not have the presidential oath but could give it anyway when someone handed me a copy... The Vice-President said Mrs. Kennedy wanted to be present for the ceremony, and in a very few minutes she appeared. Her face showed her grief, but she was composed and calm. She, too, exemplified the courage this country needs to carry on. The Vice-President leaned toward her and told her I was a U.S. Judge, appointed by her husband. My acknowledgement was, 'I loved him very much.'" The lot is accompanied by an unsigned photo of Hughes. 3) & 4) Father Oscar Huber signed typescripts -- two different souvenir typescripts signed by the priest who administered the last rites to JFK. The first, entitled "President Kennedy's Final Hours," is two pages, 8 1/2"x 11", signed at the conclusion in black ink, "Oscar L. Huber, C. M." In part: "He was covered with a sheet that I removed from his forehead before administering conditionally the Last Rites of the Catholic Church. These rights are administered conditionally when a priest has no way of knowing the person's mind or whether the soul has yet left the body... Yes it was evident-the President was dead." The second, entitled "Last Moments with President Kennedy," is one page, 8 1/2" x 11", signed at the conclusion in black ink, "Oscar L. Huber, C.M." seeks to correct the record regarding his role at Parkland Hospital. 5) Father James N. Thompson Signed Account printed souvenir booklet, 6 1/2" x 9", 4 pp.,
    entitled "Around One O'clock," signed at conclusion "James N. Thompson, C.M." by the priest who accompanied and assisted Father Huber at Parkland Hospital during the administration of last rites to President Kennedy. In part: "When I arrived in the emergency room... Father Huber was standing at the President's head reading the prayers for the dying. The President's wife, holding his right hand, was beside the President, standing there as immobile as a statue." 6) Judge Joe B. Brown ALS, the judge in the Jack Ruby trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. One page, 5" x 8", on personal memorandum page, to Mr. Bacal. In full: "Perhaps the most interesting case I have ever tried was the Jack Ruby case. It presented many new and intriguing questions of law. It was most enjoyable."

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    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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