Lot 88: TLS signed "Jackie," one page, 6.25 x 25, embossed coat of arms letterhead, April 26, 1965. Letter to Attorney General Nicholas deB. Katzenbach. In part: "I have just been advised of the generous contribution received by the Kennedy Library representing the honorarium set aside for you by the University of Pittsburgh. How kind and thoughtful of you to do this—and I want to thank you—more than I can ever say. You well know how very much this Library meant to the President—and what it now means to me. I shall not rest until it is the finest President's Library ever built." She adds a handwritten postscript, signed "J," in full: "And dear Nick—Thank you for the letter which you wrote me—Every day when I read about the things you are doing—I am so proud of you." In fine condition, with a paperclip mark and impression to the top edges. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope bearing a pre-printed free frank. Katzenbach had been deputy attorney general during John F. Kennedy's presidency before serving as attorney general, and then undersecretary of state, under LBJ.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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