Lot 9013: John F. Kennedy Collection of (8) Senate File Papers
18th May 2017
Group lot of eight items from John F. Kennedy's personal senate and White House files, including: pages "3" and "7" of a working congressional speech from 1952, bearing numerous pencil notations by Kennedy's advisor and speechwriter Ted Sorensen; a four-page typed draft of a citizenship speech, with copious pencil notations in an unknown hand, presumably that of Kennedy's secretary Evelyn Lincoln; a release of Kennedy's remarks to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on the issue of his Catholic faith, four pages on two sheets, dated September 13, 1960; a blank National Savings and Trust Company check set up for Kennedy's 'special account'; an off-white 5 x 3 card bearing handwritten ink notations by Lincoln, "Flight 8, NW Top Flight, Desk, Cherry 3–8000"; an off-white 3.5 x 6.25 sheet of United States Senate stationery, annotated on both sides by Lincoln and one other, "Dallas June 14, 27, United 715, All the way, Jim Snyder, Westinghouse, Wash trip, Dick Lee, Cerebral Palsy, June 14"; an off-white 5.25 x 8 sheet of United States Senate stationery, bearing handwritten notes by Lincoln, who informs Kennedy: "Dr. Donnelly wants to know when you want your flu shot?"; and handwritten ink notations by Lincoln on an off-white 5 x 8 sheet dated December 23, in full: "Ambassador Smith wants to know if you want to play golf today. (Mrs. Fell will meet you at the club. She is going out early at 2:30 to practice.)." In overall fine condition.
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