FIRST LADY JACQUELINE B. KENNEDY - RECEIPT SIGNED 03/03/1959 - HFSID 218289
Sale Price $1,020.00
JACQUELINE KENNEDYJacqueline Kennedy signs a receipt for a purchase of a robe for $45.90. Receipt signed: "J Kennedy" in pencil, 1p, 5½x8. Washington, D.C., 1959 March 3.Issued by the Elizabeth Arden Salon, filled out by a clerk on the fifth floor who's signed: "Prince". Customer: "John F. Kennedy/3307 N St NW". Mrs. Kennedy purchased "1 Wool 12, Coral Robe 30T8/9/360" for $45.00 plus 90¢ tax for a total of $45.90. Signed by Mrs. Kennedy next to "Customer's Signature". Checked "charge" and "taken". "Look" magazine published an important interview with Senator Kennedy in its March 3, 1959 issue, the day Mrs. Kennedy bought this robe. It concerned the fact he was Catholic and was one of the names prominently mentioned for the 1960 presidential nomination. He said, in part: "Whatever one's religion in his private life may be, for the officeholder, nothing takes precedence over his oath to uphold the Constitution and all its parts -- including the First Amendment and the strict separation of church and state." 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 and worn. Staple hole at mid-left, not touching writing.
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