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John F. Kennedy Handwritten Notes on U.S. Senate Stationery

Lot Number 753

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A brilliant orator and powerful presence throughout his tragically abbreviated United States Presidency, John F. Kennedy was forever observant of matters and events that shaped the world. In his capacity as a Massachusetts Senator, Kennedy penned these notes as he read a report. Executed on an 8 x 10-1/2” lined sheet of “United States Senate” stationery (with a watermark Seal of the United States), Kennedy’s penmanship reads (in part):

108 Do we want – “not increases proportionately”
109 “is” should be “are”
112. … - Which are employers to / … wishes … away etc / Difficulty is that P.R. is / … - hard to / oppose them without looking /// / Important to … / …
113. Would not this be awfully / small
114. Are we sure of these examples. Pittsfield plant – not being / transferred I do not believe. Supposed to be additional / capacity at least for emergency. / Will be hurtful later


This crisp, crease-free sheet is in fine condition and pre-dates Kennedy’s “Camelot” tenure in the White House. A rare and unusual piece of American history. Accompanying is an LOA from John Reznikoff, University Archives. This item has a reserve (estimated value $2000-$3500)

 
 
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