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Jacqueline Kennedy Handwritten Letter Signed. Two pages (recto

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Jacqueline Kennedy Handwritten Letter Signed. Two pages (recto
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The Americana, letters, and ephemera listed in this auction come directly from the estate of the nephew of the late Paul C. Smith (1908-1976). They have never before been offered to the public.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Autograph Letter Signed. Two pages (recto and verso), 9 1/2" x 6 3/8", n.d. (circa December 1954 - Jan. 1955), addressed to Paul C. Smith ("Mr. Smith"). Paul Clifford Smith was President of The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company between 1954 and 1957.

Mrs. Kennedy writes a moving letter directly to Smith, explaining how much his personal get-well letter meant to her husband while he convalesced after spinal surgery in December 1954. Mrs. Kennedy writes in part:

"I just wanted to tell you how terribly much it meant to my husband, hearing from you - It just means more to him than anything now to know that a friend in the outside world is thinking about him - You did so much for his morale and I can never thank you enough for that. I do hope that once Jack is out of this horrible place I will have the pleasure of meeting you - In the meantime so many thanks - and every good wish from us both."

Smith, former Chief Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, took over leadership of the failing Crowell-Collier Publishing Company in 1954. Despite his revolutionary business tactics, Collier's Magazine ceased publication in January 1957 although Crowell-Collier recovered financially by the early 1960s.