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Archive Relating to JF Kennedy and Oswald Deaths, 7 Documents, 14 pp 

A small, yet fascinating archive of news bulletins, telegraphs, and testimonies relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the death of his killer, Lee Harvey Oswald. Includes:

A Dallas News Bulletin, 1p measuring 8.5" x 20.5", dated November 24, 1963. A10DN - A13DN, with reports of Oswald's death. Reads in part: "Lee Harvey Oswald, accused slayer of President Kennedy, was shot today apparently in the stomach as he left the City Hall under heavy guard en route to an armored car for transfer to the County Jail...The 24-Year-Old professed Communist slumped down. The gunman apparently escaped. Policemen immediately carried Oswald upstairs presumably for emergency treatment...Just before they reached the knot of waiting people, a single shot rang out. There was near pandemonium. Police quickly sealed off the area..." Flattened folds and edge toning.

Associated Press News Bulletin by Douglas B. Cornell, 1p measuring 8.5" x 28", Washington, D.C. and Dallas, dated November 24, 1963. Mourning the death of the president and announcing the death of Oswald, it reads in part: "Across the country people in their houses of worship prayed for the president slain at 46--and for the new one with awesome burdens so suddenly thrust upon him...And even as they did so, the man charged with an assassination that shook and shocked the world was gunned down in Dallas, Tex., and taken to the same hospital where Kennedy died on Friday...Flash Flash...Dallas--Doctor Says Oswald Dead...Lee Harvey Oswald, the cold-eyed self-styled Communist accused of assassinating President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed himself during a jail transfer...A single bullet into Oswald's abdomen was fired at such close range that the sound of the shot was partly muffled by the victim's body...Grim faced Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry said Jack Ruby, owner of a Dallas strip tease place, will be charged with murder in the slaying of Oswald." Flattened folds and edge toning. 

Typed Testimony of Mrs. Marguerite Oswald. 6pp measuring 8.5" x 11", Washington, D.C., dated February 10, 1964. A testimony of Lee Harvey Oswald's mother before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy. With John F. Doyle acting as her Attorney. In part: "Now, Mr. Warren, you made a statement that you in no way -- I cannot quote your words -- intimidate me. But you did not include my son. My con is being accused of the murder of President Kennedy. And I think my son should be considered in this. He is dead. But we can show cause that my son is not the assassin of President Kennedy. And so I would like my son -- he is the main object of the Presidential Commission, is he not, sir?...I do not mean to imply that this Commission will not be fair...But I do state a fact that I do not think that you can come to a true conclusion. I want that for record..." Pages stapled together, with holes punched at the left edge. Flattened folds and moderate toning. 

Typed Report on the Trial of Jack Ruby. 3pp measuring 8.5" x 8.75-12.25", Dallas, undated circa 1964. Various reports from Ruby's trial, with details on Ruby's defense arguments and the ultimate sentencing. In part: "The Defense argued Ruby was insane -- That his emotional condition because of the assassination and then the sight of Oswald sneering at a police lineup led him to kill Oswald involuntarily. The Defense also argued that Ruby suffered epileptic blackouts...Ruby predicted acquittal for himself. Ruby's family was in tears ---but Ruby himself was calm today...At 1:23 (EST) this afternoon, Ruby heard himself pronounced guilty of having committed murder with malice...and heard his penalty set at death in the electric chair...Ruby's lawyer, Melvin Belli...denounced the verdict; denounced Dallas, calling it a 'City of Shame forevermore,'...Jack Ruby sat calmly...His drawn face showing no emotion as the verdict was delivered..." Flattened folds, with additional creasing. Toned throughout. Light chipping at edges.

Three Telegraphs from Ireland on the Assassination of Robert Kennedy . One page each, measuring 8.25" x 6.25", Ireland, dated June 5, 1968. All addressed to Mrs. Robert Kennedy at Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital. The telegraphs offer condolences for her husband's injury and wish him a swift recovery, clearly unaware that he had died of his wounds. From Frank Aiken, Minister for External Affairs of Ireland; Eamon de Valera, President of Ireland; and John Lynch Taoiseach. Telegraphs are toned, with light chipping to edges and corners. 

A fascinating and tragic archive from one of the darkest period's in American history. From the collection of Ron Hoskins assassinologist.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.


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