FIRST LADY JACQUELINE B. KENNEDY - DOCUMENT SIGNED 10/07/1959 - HFSID 202467
Sale Price $1,360.00
Jacqueline Kennedy purchases drafting supplies
Partly Printed Document Signed: "J. Kennedy", 1p, 8½x6¾. Hyannis, Mass., 1959 October 7 and 9. An order placed for John F. Kennedy with Charlbet's Stationers & Office Outfitters, Hyannis, Mass., initialed "JK" by his wife next to "Ordered by", signed by her next to "Rec'd by". Ordered were a T-Square, marking pen, kneaded rubber, graph paper and a nature book for a total of $3.09. It is probable that this purchase was for her own use. Jacqueline Kennedy's artistic abilities are not as well known as her many other attributes. As First Lady, with a committee of ten, she selected works of art and furniture during her 1961-1962 restoration of the White House. Mrs. Kennedy decided where much of the furniture went, sketching the rooms and furniture. Many of her sketches are in the Kennedy Library. Born Jacqueline Bouvier in 1929, Jackie married John F. Kennedy in 1953. The third-youngest first lady, she left behind no policy initiatives but set a high standard for style and grace in her person and in the White House, and with her tragic dignity after her husband's assassination. From 1968 until his death in 1975, she was married to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. From 1978 to 1994 she was an editor at Doubleday in New York. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jackie's father in law, referred to in this letter as sick but still living, died on November 18, 1969. Although she influenced and wrote introductions for many other books, Jackie left no finished memoirs of her own. A manuscript like this one therefore offers rare insights into the memories of the First Lady of Camelot. Lightly creased, bottom margin folded upwards. Staple hole touching "arl" of "Charlbet's" and tiny stain in upper left corner. Two rubber receipt stampings, not near signatures. Overall, fine condition.
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