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Item 143 - John F. Kennedy: Evelyn Lincoln Catalog 580 (Apr 2020)

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Personal secretary (1909-1995) to John F. Kennedy from his election to the United States Senate in 1953 until his assassination in 1963. Three items: a color glossy 4.75 x 7.25 photograph of Lincoln, signed in blue ballpoint, "Evelyn Lincoln"; an ALS, two pages on two adjoining sheets, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, in part: "Although it has been quite a while since you wrote me concerning my going with Congressman Kee I want you to know that I appreciated your letter very much"; and a TLS, one page, 6 x 7, personal letterhead, July 31, 1968, in part: "I feel very strongly about recording history and if those who saw it in the making do not write about it—then it seems to me that many incidents will be lost or will not be reported authentically. In fact, your own letter confirms this, for you say that it was revealed that President John F. Kennedy seldom signed letters, pictures or papers personally. Who revealed that? I was the one who took his dictation, handled his mail, gave him articles to autograph, etc. I can not believe that any one would feel that he did not sign his own signature during the time he was president. I happen to know—I was there." In very good to fine condition, with a paperclip impression and light surface impressions from typed notation on the back of the photo. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope for the typed letter.

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