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FIRST LADY JACQUELINE B. KENNEDY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 187685

JACQUELINE KENNEDYJacqueline Kennedy sends a typed letter about some books that Double day are not interested in but recommend another publishing company. Typed Letter Signed: "Jackie", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1989 December 4. On Doubleday stationery to Dr. Stephen A. Appelbaum, Shawnee Mission, KS.

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JACQUELINE KENNEDYJacqueline Kennedy sends a typed letter about some books that Double day are not interested in but recommend another publishing company. Typed Letter Signed: "Jackie", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1989 December 4. On Doubleday stationery to Dr. Stephen A. Appelbaum, Shawnee Mission, KS. In full: "Thank you for your letter describing your books THE MYSTERY OF HEALING, THE CRUEL HOOK, and the journalistic piece about Artie Shaw. Though all three sounded quite interesting, I am sorry to say that others here whom I consulted about the projects did not respond with the kind of enthusiasm necessary to warrant your sending further material. An agent whom you might contact is Nancy Stauffer, at Nancy Stauffer Associates, 137 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. A former Director of Subsidiary Rights here at Doubleday, Nancy has recently started her own literary agency. She is bright, enthusiastic, and well-connected. Again, thank you for your letter. I wish you the best in placing your work with the tight publisher." Handwritten salutation ("Dear Stephen") and closing: "I'm so sorry- the best to you always." Appelbaum's The Mystery of Healing was published by Brookine Books in 1999. 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. Horizontal fold at signature. Ink note (unknown hand) at left margin. Fine condition.

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