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J. PAUL GETTY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/09/1934 - HFSID 266409

The oil magnate handwrites and signs this letter explaining that monthly payments be sent to a Miss Maxine Dalgleish and detectives be paid from a different fund Autograph Letter Signed: "Paul.", 1p, 5¼x8¼. Biarritz, France, 1934 August 9.

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Condition: Lightly creased, Slightly soiled, otherwise fine condition Add to watchlist:
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J. PAUL GETTY
The oil magnate handwrites and signs this letter explaining that monthly payments be sent to a Miss Maxine Dalgleish and detectives be paid from a different fund
Autograph Letter Signed: "Paul.", 1p, 5¼x8¼. Biarritz, France, 1934 August 9. On letterhead of the Hotel Du Palais. To Henry. In full: "Rec'd your letter re the investigation. Am awaiting your report. I suppose you received my letter written in June requesting that the payment of $150 per month to Miss Maxine Dalgleish be continued. Her address is 1539 Curran St. Tel. Mo. 14770. She was to have rec'd. $150 July 1. $150 Aug 1. I hope she has recd both these payments. She is also to receive $150 Sept. 1. You rec'd $300 in July for this purpose and I will direct the office to pay you $150 further for Sept. Thedetectives will be paid direct thru you by the office, - not from the $300 or the $150." In 1916, Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976) and his father, George, had incorporated the Getty Oil Company, an early precursor to the great conglomerate. His multistate operation went international in 1949, when he completed a deal to lease oil fields in Saudi Arabia. During the Depression Era, he had bought extensive quantities of stock and in 1956 he gained control of Pacific Western, which he renamed Getty Oil, ending a 19-year stock battle with Standard Oil. The significantly larger Getty Oil Company became the world's largest privately owned business and made the enterprising Getty a billionaire. Although he was one of the world's richest men, Getty had a legendary reputation for miserliness. However, he shared his multimillion dollar collection of art and antiquities with the public by establishing the J. Paul Getty Museum--the largest endowment granted to an art museum at that time. At the time of this letter, Getty was married to his fourth wife, Ann Rork, who was pregnant with Gordon, born December 20th. They were divorced in 1935. We have been unable to find any information about Maxine Dalgleish. Worthy of further research. Lightly creased, light diagonal crease at the upper loop of the "P". Slightly soiled. Notes at upper margin by the recipient: "Rec'd/8-22-34/H.[illegible]". Docketed (unknown hand) on verso, which has file holes at the right blank margin. Otherwise, fine condition.

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