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Circa 1980s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Signed Handwritten Letter - Full JSA

Lot Number 1303

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Plagued by tragedy throughout her life, Rose Kennedy maintained her poise in carrying out diplomatic and social duties. This letter is handwritten by famous political mother and is attestation to her involvement in her sons’ careers and in the circles of Massachusetts politics. Framed to 18-1/2 x 14-1/2”, a 5-3/8 x 7-3/8” (visible image area) sheet of “Hyannis Port” stationery features Rose Kennedy’s composition which reads (in full):


My dear friend:


Thank you very much for all the work and tremendous help you contributed to the campaign for my son, Senator Edward Kennedy.

It is a great satisfaction and joy to know that you share our concerns about the issues facing Massachusetts and our nation this year. Your continued support and dedicated efforts are deeply appreciated by all of our family.


The most important day is Primary Day, September, 14th – Please go the houses on your block and ask all your neighbors to vote early in the day – let’s start Ted’s trip back to the senate with an overwhelming majority.


My very best wishes always,




Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy


While Mrs. Kennedy’s correspondence is of the printed variety (rather than cursive), her penmanship and handwriting quality is reflected in her name, which shows (“8-9”) strength and clarity. Accenting the display is an 8x10” black-and-white photo of Rose and Ted Kennedy skating at an indoor ice rink.



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