Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials

John F. KENNEDY

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Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials
Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials
Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials
Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials
Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials
Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials
Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials

"THE BOOK COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER AND YOU HAVE CERTAINLY DONE A WONDERFUL JOB—AND I KNOW DAD WAS PLEASED": FASCINATING TYPED SIGNED LETTER FROM JOHN F. KENNEDY TO THE SECRETARY OF THE PUBLISHER OF THE TRIBUTE TO THE LATE JOE KENNEDY, JR., AS WE REMEMBER JOE—TOGETHER WITH A PRESENTATION COPY OF THE BOOK, INSCRIBED BY JFK TO THE SAME RECIPIENT, AND THE PUBLISHER'S MAILING LIST FOR THE BOOK, WITH SUPPORTING CORRESPONDENCE

KENNEDY, John F. Typed letter signed. WITH: As We Remember Joe. WITH: Publisher's mailing list and supporting materials. The Palace Hotal, San Francisco; and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Undated [1945] / 1945. Single leaf of The Palace Hotel, San Francisco letterhead, measuring 7-1/4 by 10-1/2 inches; typed on recto and verso for two pages. Book: octavo, original maroon cloth, original glassine, original mailing box. Mailing List, together over 50 pages, and supporting materials: original heavy card portfolio, 9 by 11-1/2 inches, hand-lettered on front cover. $27,500.

Exceptional typed letter by John F. Kennedy to the secretary of the publisher of the moving tribute to Joe Kennedy Jr., As We Remember Joe, noting that JFK was pleased with the book and requesting that it be sent to several people in England, boldly signed. Together with a presentation copy of the book, inscribed by JFK on the front free endpaper in the month of publication: "For Mr. Sherrill, with the greatest appreciation for all of his thoughtfulness, from Jack Kennedy, May 1945." Together with the publisher's typed mailing list and an archive of correspondence and other related materials.

The undated letter, typed on The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, stationery to Mr. Edgar Sherrill, the secretary at the University Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reads in part: "Dear Mr. Sherrill: "The book could not have been better and you have certainly done a wonderful job—and I know Dad was pleased. There are several people in Enlgand [sic] that I promised to send it to:" He then provides the names and addresses of six additional recipients in England—among them Lady Sykes and the Duchess of Devonshire—and an additional two in the United States, concluding: "Thanks a lot—I should be up there within a couple of weeks. Sincerely, [signed] Jack Kennedy."

John F. Kennedy edited As We Remember Joe, the collection of 20 essays (and also wrote the first, "My Brother Joe") memorializing his eldest brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., who won the Naval Cross and was killed in action in 1944.

The materials in the accompanying archive comprise:

- Three typed letters from Joseph P. Kennedy or his secretary Marilyn McElwee to Sherrill, enclosing a list of 191 mostly typed mailing addresses [present, on 7 sheets], requesting six copies of the book, or listing a dozen additional mailing addresses. Together, 10 pages, quarto, letters on JPK personal stationery. Palm Beach, 19 April 1945; Hyannisport, 29 May; 3 July 1945.

- Four typed copies of the mailing list, two in alphabetical order, with scattered corrections in unknown hands, each containing between 204 and 263 addresses. Together over 40 pages, quarto, written or printed on rectos only. Circa 1945

- Group of 4 index cards, each with typed note including date, indicating 500 copies of As We Remember Joe, 500 mailing cartons, 500 shipping labels, or 5000 "From the Desk of" slips. 29 January; 20 April; 18 May 1945; 26 May 1953.

- Typed letter from JFK's secretary Janet Des Rosiers to University Press, requesting an inventory of the remaining copies of As We Remember Joe. A note at lower edge of page states that 75 copies remain, in unknown hand. With a retained copy of the typed reply letter reporting the inventory of 75 copies. 2 pages, quarto. Hyannisport, 4 October 1950.

- Typed letter from Kennedy family attorney William Peyton Marin to University Press requesting delivery of the printing plates for As We Remember Joe. With copy of receipt from courier service for delivery of plates to Stephen E. Smith, attached with staple at upper left. 2 pages, quarto or 12mo. New York, 2 August 1970. Book first issue, with winged device on the title page printed in red, one of 390 copies of the first issue (the second issue was of 250 copies).

Supporting archive with expected signs of handling. Book fine, short closed tear and light edge-wear to fragile original glassine, often not present; light wear to box, rarely present. Typed letter signed by JFK with faint fold lines, but fine, signature bold.

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