Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 2,000
Estimate $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

Thank you letter from Senator John F. Kennedy after being elected president of the United States, sent to Mr. M. Deutsch of the Kupat Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes charity in Jerusalem. Washington D.C. 7.12.1960.

Specifications: [1] official U. S. Senate letterhead. 21x15 cm. Typewritten with Kennedy's signature. With original, official Senate envelope. 11x16 cm.

Background: The letter was written about a month after the presidential elections, but before he was sworn in. "I am most heartened by the many expressions of good will which I have received. I am sure that they reflect a broad unity of purpose in our nation. I hope that my record during next four years will sustain your generous confidence."

Kennedy was murdered on 22.11.1963 and did not complete his presidency.

Condition: Fine. Fold marks with light creases on the leaf, small tear along the fold line, not affecting text. Stains on the envelope.

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities