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Lee Harvey Oswald & Family Will Come to Brother Robert’s House for Thanksgiving 1962 – November 22nd – the Next Time Robert Saw Lee Was on November 23, 1963 - Warren Commission Exhibit No. 320

Autograph Letter Signed, “Lee”, in pencil, November 17, [1962], [Dallas, TX], 1 p., 5” x 8”, to his brother, Robert, on laid paper. Fine condition. Accompanied by a Limited Edition 5" x 7" silver gelatin print of Oswald's notorious mugshot photos, number 12 of 50. From the collection of Ron Hoskins, assassinologist.

In full, “Dear Robert, In answer to your kind invitation for Thanksgiving we’d love to come and will be in Ft. Worth Thanksgiving morning we shall come by bus and I’ll give you a ring on the Phone, from the bus station, (about 9:00-10:00). See you soon. Lee.”

Warren Commission Exhibit No. 320. This letter is pictured on Page 884 of Volume XVI of the Warren Commission Hearings. Photocopy of the page is included.

In his biography of his brother, “Lee, A Portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald” (New York: Coward-McCann, 1967), Robert devotes two pages to Thanksgiving 1962. Their half-brother John Pic, 30, was also there; Robert was 28, Lee was 23. In part, “When we all said good-bye at the door, I thought Lee seemed a little tense. I wondered why, then decided maybe he felt it was the end of a good day -- and now he would go back to the everyday drag. That was the last time I saw Lee, until November 23, 1963…”

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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