J. PAUL GETTY - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/18/1961 - HFSID 265100
J. PAUL GETTY The oil tycoon signs this typed letter asking for help in forwarding a letter to a Gloria Gartz Typed letter signed: "J. Paul Getty", 1p, 5x8. Guildford, Surrey (England), August 18, 1961. On personal letterhead to Mr. E.A.
Sale Price $405.00
J. PAUL GETTY The oil tycoon signs this typed letter asking for help in forwarding a letter to a Gloria Gartz Typed letter signed: "J. Paul Getty", 1p, 5x8. Guildford, Surrey (England), August 18, 1961. On personal letterhead to Mr. E.A. Hupfeld, Los Angeles, California. In full: "I'd like to send a letter to Gloria Gartz and I would be very grateful to you if you could forward it to her. With kindest regards.". 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. 2¼-inch paper separation at lower end of vertical fold. Otherwise, fine condition.
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