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Jackie Kennedy TLS Re: Brown University Graduation Lunch. Full Bold Signature!

1p typed letter, measuring 5.75" x 7.75", New York, dated April 27, 1983. Addressed to the 15th president of Brown University, Howard Swearer. The former First Lady has handwritten the salutation, "Dear President Swearer" and signed at the conclusion "Sincerely Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis." Regarding an invitation to lunch, she writes: "How nice of you to invite my family and me for lunch following the Brown commencement. I only hope it is not an imposition to have so many people. If you find the group becomes too large, I hope you will let me know. I am so looking forward to all the festivities and to seeing you then…" At the top right corner the letter has been stamped as being received on May 3, 1983 and another unknown hand has written "XC: Leslie Werdel." With a flattened mail fold. Boldly signed by Kennedy. From the collection of Ron Hoskins, assassinologist. 

Howard Swearer (1932-1991) served as president of Brown University from 1977-1988 and helped found the non-profit organization Campus Compact, which aids the education and development of future democratic leaders. John F. Kennedy Jr. attended Brown and graduated in 1983 with a degree in American studies.

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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