JEAN HARRIS - COLLECTION - HFSID 261361
Sale Price $126.00
JEAN HARRIS. ALS: "Jean Harris" at bottom of 8½x11 photocopy of news article about 14-year-old David Coxon, a victim of Down's syndrome. To David. In full: "I read this with great interest, and great admiration. I'm sorry I haven't the kind of picture you want but this thing which I've enclosed [not present] is from an old magazine." Irregular left edge with tape remnants, not touching writing or signature. 1-inch separation (all intact) at right margin touches 2 words of printed text. Lightly creased. Overall, fine condition. With original 9x4 envelope stamped "Bedford Hills Correctional Facility", postmarked August 11, 1986, addressed by Harris to David Coxon in Solvang, California, signature and return address at upper left in her hand: "Jean Harris/B.H.C.F./Bedford Hills,/N.Y. 10507". Lightly creased. Torn open at top. On March 10, 1980, Jean Harris killed her lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower, the author and inventor of The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet. She claimed to be attempting suicide with a gun and said the gun went off when Dr. Tarnower tried to stop her. She was sentenced to 15 years but was paroled in 1993. Two items.
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