Lot 292: TLS, one page, 8 x 10.5, 30 Rockefeller Plaza letterhead, February 23, 1944. Letter to W. T. Sheppard, in full: "When it comes to the final interment of Mrs. Evans' body, we will need to have the facts for a headstone. I presume the bare facts are her name—Mrs. Fannie A. Evans, and this, I understand, is her official name—Born (can you give me the place and the date?), Died, January 14, 1944 at Daytona Beach, Florida. There is no haste about this but I thought you would have the exact facts. I am enclosing a clipping from the Tarrytown Daily news. When the estate has been finally settled, I should be interested, if you think it proper, to know what funds there were and how they were disposed of. If, on the other hand, this is confidential information which you ought not to give me, I shall quite understand. Please return the clipping with your reply." Rockefeller adds a postscript, "Since dictating the above I have learned that you are to be in the office this afternoon. I am sorry that because of other engagements I cannot have the pleasure of seeing you." In fine condition. A second cousin to John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Fannie Evans served as the business magnate's personal housekeeper following the death of his wife, Laura Spelman, in 1915.
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