John F. Kennedy

Kennedy, John F.

35th President of the United States (1917-1963). Handwritten Manuscript Possibly Relating to 1951 Speech. no place; circa 1947-1951. 4to. 7 pp.
$ 29,715 / 25.000 € (83486)

A manuscript, featuring a small drawing, written in ink and pencil on lined paper, dating from JFK's time in the House of Representatives. It may be related to a speech he gave April 21, 1951 at the Massachusetts Federation of Taxpayers Association's annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. In it he discusses the complicated international power struggle that was taking place in Iran in the 1940s and 1950s leading up to the 1953 CIA-assisted coup that overthrew Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

It reads in part: "All of these different conflicts are concentrated in ancient Persia now Iran, located in the center of the Muslin world - bordering Russia on its north - Turkey on its West - flanking Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India on its east...And most recently Russia has been anxious to protect the source of its large oil supplies...only 125 miles form the Iranian border...Thus the dispute between the Anglo-Iranian Company & the government of Iran took place in an area which the Soviet Union had conditionally sought to control and involved not only Western Europe & Great Britain's major source of oil - but...also had the entire security of the Middle East... The fact is that the Mossadegh will never offer the British a deal good enough so that they feel they can accept. The British, I think, have always organized this so their efforts have been directed towards trying to replace M. which has convinced M. that the British will continue to meddle in the internal affairs..." Kennedy was correct and, two years after he delivered this speech, Mosaddegh and his democratically elected government was overthrown in a joint effort by British and American intelligence agencies, altering forever the relationship between Iran and the United States. From the Estate of Robert Luddington. Minor edgewear on some pages with the occasional small closed tear and chipping. Page three has two closed tears measuring .5" and .75" respectively on the upper left margin. Small rust stain from paper clips on verso of page one and recto of page two. Smoothed creases from wrinkling throughout..

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Kennedy, John F.

US-Präsident (1917-1963). Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift „Jack“. Washington, D.C. 4to. 2 pp. Gedruckter Briefkopf. „John F. Kennedy | Massachusetts | United States Senate“. Mit eigenhändig adressiertem Kuvert.
$ 7,726 / 6.500 € (83548)

An Dick [d.i. Richard S. Kelley]: „Dear Dick, Many many thanks for your very kind note. It was very nice of you and Barb to come and we both enjoyed seeing you. I hope when I am moving around somewhat easier later in the fall that we will see you both. Best Jack“

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Kennedy, John F.

35th President of the United States (1917-1963). Letter signed ("John Kennedy"). Washington, DC. 4to. 1 p. White House stationery.
$ 11,292 / 9.500 € (48378/BN30819)

As President, to Harry I. Johnson of the Clearwater Sun, thanking him for his coverage of the Inaugural address, with a holograph postscript: "Many / many / thanks": "I certainly appreciate the manner in which you covered the Inaugural address. It was very thoughtful of you to send me your Inaugural Day edition". - Stains at all edges from prior mounting, horizontal fold.

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Kennedy, John F.

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John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), US-President. Typed Letter Signed as President, on green White House letterhead, Washington, February 9, 1962. “...I want to thank you for the role you played in making the Conferences a success. I feel the Conferences were a unique experiment in which Federal, State and local officials communicated directly and understandingly with each other and with the people of America. The exchange of ideas stimulated by the Conferences will enable our nation to move forward at an increased rate toward its goal of a more bountiful life for all the people. I was most gratified by the response to the Regional Conferences...” – Kennedy sought to improve the lives of the American people, and he articulated the issues to be tackled. “We have a steadily rising population. We have the problem of maintaining high employment. We want education for our children. We want our families to live in decent housing. We want to keep our employment steadily growing, and to take advantage of the millions of young men and women who are coming into the labor market everywhere. And we want to provide security for our older citizens.” In November 1961, he called a set of innovative White House Regional Conferences, both to obtain ideas on measures and methods to attain these goals, and to ensure that the government in Washington remained close to the people at home. Representatives of various Federal agencies and departments traveled to major cities to talk to informed and interested citizens about the difficulties they faced, and what government might do help solve their problems. Governor Brown played an active role in the San Francisco and Los Angeles conferences.


Kennedy, John F.

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Kennedy, John F.

Gedr. Menükarte mit eigenh. U. sowie vier weiteren Unterschriften.
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