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Auction archive: Lot number 135

KENNEDY, John F Group of eight autograph memoranda, unsigned...

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$4,000
Price realised:
US$2,750
Auction archive: Lot number 135

KENNEDY, John F Group of eight autograph memoranda, unsigned...

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$4,000
Price realised:
US$2,750
Beschreibung:

KENNEDY, John F. Group of eight autograph memoranda, unsigned, ca. 1957-1960. Notes and memoranda on foreign policy issues. Together eight pages, 4to, 8vo, and 12mo.
KENNEDY, John F. Group of eight autograph memoranda, unsigned, ca. 1957-1960. Notes and memoranda on foreign policy issues. Together eight pages, 4to, 8vo, and 12mo. PRESIDENT NOW, NOT SENATOR This fascinating series of notes touch mainly on foreign policy issues. One sheet (numbered 6 at top) states: “the proper policy of the U.S. is to accept the leadership in creating a workable system of free states, with the military force necessary to protect them. With the arrangements necessary for their economic development and with sufficient community of ideas and purposes for their political cohesion.” Antoher note, evidently written in the aftermath of the Russian’s Sputnik launch in 1957, complains about the lack of science advisors in the State Department. Shorter, telegraphic notes touch on: “NATO force goals…tension zone / Russians want demilitarization.” “One billion 6 hundred millions / Iraq experience slow – Aid is not enough.” A cryptic reference to “Withdrawal after reunification” could apply to Korea or Vietnam. Another touches on “John Barlow Martin / defense report / to see, read his report…Guinea – Bananas Guns / Emergence of Military dictatorship / Training of officers.” Perhaps most interesting, the top portion of a United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations notepaper, he crosses out all of the Senatorial references and writes underneath: “President.” The note goes on to say: “What percentage of money expended is for used interests here / used interests here / surplus—what happens to money.

Auction archive: Lot number 135
Auction:
Datum:
7 Dec 2015
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

KENNEDY, John F. Group of eight autograph memoranda, unsigned, ca. 1957-1960. Notes and memoranda on foreign policy issues. Together eight pages, 4to, 8vo, and 12mo.
KENNEDY, John F. Group of eight autograph memoranda, unsigned, ca. 1957-1960. Notes and memoranda on foreign policy issues. Together eight pages, 4to, 8vo, and 12mo. PRESIDENT NOW, NOT SENATOR This fascinating series of notes touch mainly on foreign policy issues. One sheet (numbered 6 at top) states: “the proper policy of the U.S. is to accept the leadership in creating a workable system of free states, with the military force necessary to protect them. With the arrangements necessary for their economic development and with sufficient community of ideas and purposes for their political cohesion.” Antoher note, evidently written in the aftermath of the Russian’s Sputnik launch in 1957, complains about the lack of science advisors in the State Department. Shorter, telegraphic notes touch on: “NATO force goals…tension zone / Russians want demilitarization.” “One billion 6 hundred millions / Iraq experience slow – Aid is not enough.” A cryptic reference to “Withdrawal after reunification” could apply to Korea or Vietnam. Another touches on “John Barlow Martin / defense report / to see, read his report…Guinea – Bananas Guns / Emergence of Military dictatorship / Training of officers.” Perhaps most interesting, the top portion of a United States Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations notepaper, he crosses out all of the Senatorial references and writes underneath: “President.” The note goes on to say: “What percentage of money expended is for used interests here / used interests here / surplus—what happens to money.

Auction archive: Lot number 135
Auction:
Datum:
7 Dec 2015
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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