JOHN STEINBECK Remarkable Holiday letter to a friend, reporting that his dog was poisoned and that he himself had shot Santa Claus Autograph Letter signed: "John Steinbeck", 1 page, 5½x8½. No place, December 17, n.y. To "Dear Ballou", in full: "I had intended to acknowledge your good letter, and then didn't because we were subjected to a maddening tragedy. For it developed that Tillie had been given ground glass. It took her two weeks to die of it and we only knew what it was after she was dead. It made me very said and quite tired. I gave her salt injections every fifteen minutes for almost sixty hours. No chance of knowing who did it of course as I might get a little national publicity for an ax murder. I don't know whether you celebrate Christmas. If you do I hope it's a good one. We shot Santa Clause and are having him for dinner. His skin is pretty good too if the hair doesn't slip. By the way (not by the way at all of course) Mc & O in a letter of the middle of November, said a check would be forthcoming on the first of December. Can it be that this has been lost in the mail. Would you mind asking them whether or not they sent it? These are my Christmas cards. Have you heard of the one C. read more...
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Unsigned ticket to a 1951 "Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough" of Deal, England for former Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Eliot Crawshay-William's former employer in the Colonial Office read more...
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Printed ticket showing a human skull, admitting a student to the course on Practical Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, 1858-1859, signed by Leidy as Professor of Anatomy and by William Hunt as Demonstrator of Anatomy read more...
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GERHART H. SEGER The editor writes his name in pencil on verso of this ticket with a 1¾x3 newspaper photo attached Ticket Signed: "Gerhart H. Seger" 5x2½. Ticket for the lecture series sponsored by the Freeport Rotary Club and organized by the Institute of International Understanding at the Embury Church. read more...
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