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Vol. 5, Iss. 2: Valentine's Day Offerings




Valentine's Day offerings

We hope you will fall in love with the items we've selected for Valentine's Day and with the 10% discount you will receive on any item listed - just mention the newsletter when you call. The discount is good through February 14, 2014.

If you need personal assistance, please call our Director of Sales, Sandie Galaro at 203-454–0111, or email atSandie@universityarchives.com.

Name Jacqueline Kennedy ID# 56013
Headline Less than three months after the assassination, Jackie thanks her husband’s Secretary of Defense “for your faithful Valentine” recalling “All our happy Valentines of other years…”  
Date February 16, 1964 Price
Place [Washington, D.C.] $1,800.00
Name King Henry VIII of England ID# 57000
Headline Early in his reign, King Henry VIII lends money to young London merchant Richard Gresham who was later present at the Tower of London for the execution of the King’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, mother of the future Queen Elizabeth I.  
Date October 25, [ca. 1510-1514] Price
Place Oxford, England $57,500.00

Name George A. Custer ID# 56591
Headline Gorgeous framed display of a General George Custer signed check payable to a transvestite on Valentine’s Day accompanied by a rare, original cabinet photo of Custer  
Date February 14, 1873 Price
Place Louisville, KY $7,500.00
Name [Winston Churchill] ID# 54435
Headline The ultimate Cigar-lover relic - a piece of Winston Churchill's cigar.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $200.00

Name Thomas Jefferson ID# 55011
Headline A compassionate Jefferson sends $400 for the wives of Italian sculptors Michele and Giacomo Raggi to join their husbands in America as they carved the Ionic and Corinthian capitals on the columns of the Rotunda of the University of Virginia  
Date February 15, 1820 Price
Place Monticello, Virginia $19,000.00

Name Mother Teresa ID# 56477
Headline Mother Teresa encourages a man from south India to “keep the joy of being loved by Jesus ever burning in your heart … May the love of Christ continue to radiate through you…”  
Date August 6, 1986 Price
Place Calcutta, India $1,750.00

Name Winston Churchill ID# 54101
Headline All about his poodle, Rufus! Archive of seven Churchill letters to Miss Lobban who took care of Rufus at London’s Duke Street Kennels, each mentioning Rufus the dog.  
Date 1948-1961 Price
Place England $16,000.00


Name Martha Washington ID# 53638
Headline Martha Washington writes to her niece about her impending marriage to Tobias Lear. The First Lady makes arrangements for a visit to Mount Vernon for the family of Senator Ralph Izard, and expresses her continued support of Fanny’s acceptance of a marriage proposal from Tobias Lear.  
Date October 18, 1794 Price
Place Philadelphia, PA $52,250.00


Name Woody Guthrie ID# 53179
Headline Eighteen page handwritten letter, signed twice, to his intimate friend revealing a devastating past, his love for his wife and the rationalization of his feelings for both women.  
Date December 18, 1945 Price
Place Las Vegas, Nevada $15,000.00


Name George Clinton ID# 55396
Headline A remarkable and intimate archive revealing the highly politicized courtship and marriage of Eduard-Charles GenĂȘt (aka. "Citizen Genet") to Cornelia Tappan Clinton, daughter of New York Governor George Clinton, and a "high anti-Federalist"  
Date 1792-1810 Price
Place Mostly New York $9,500.00


Name Babe Ruth
ID# 57477
Headline Exquisite Framed Display! Babe Ruth signed photograph picturing him in Yankee pinstripes in 1921 at the Polo Grounds as engineers and surveyors worked on the plans for “The House That Ruth Built” across the river in The Bronx  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $7,500.00


Name Princess Diana of Wales ID# 56972
Headline Princess Diana thanks fashion designer Bruce Oldfield for treating her to lunch, commenting that gossip columnist Nigel Dempster “has nothing on us, going on our conversation during lunch!!”  
Date December 2, 1987 Price
Place London, England $4,000.00


Name Jacqueline Kennedy ID# 55995
Headline Valentine Collage undoubtedly by Jacqueline Kennedy, about a private twist dance party at the White House – with an envelope addressed by Mrs. Kennedy delivered “By Hand” to “The Secretary of Defense”  
Date 1962 Price
Place Washington, D.C. $2,000.00


Name Muhammad Ali ID# 57488
Headline Original Steve Kaufman artwork on an 80-pound punching bag and on an Everlast boxing glove signed by Muhammad Ali  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $6,500.00


Name James Joyce ID# 56262
Headline Gorgeous signature of James Joyce on a lovely copy of a separately published section of his celebrated "Finnegan's Wake".  
Date [1928] Price
Place n.p. $4,250.00


Name [John F. Kennedy]
Jacqueline Kennedy
ID# 51502
Headline Hand-painted picture of a mother duck and her ducklings given to President-Elect John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy on the occasion of the birth of their son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. [John-John].  
Date [December 1960?] Price
Place n.p. $2,000.00


Name King Edward VIII of England ID# 53452
Headline Artfully framed archive includes an autograph note signed by the King, and displays a reproduction of the inside of what is considered one of the most important speeches ever given.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $7,000.00


Name Moshe Dayan ID# 53138
Headline Extraordinary archive of 13 signed letters by Moshe Dayan to his wife and parents, handwritten on fragile prison toilet tissue, while held prisoner by the British from 1939 to 1941.  
Date 1939-1941 Price
Place Acre Prison, Palestine $79,000.00


Name Queen Elizabeth I of England ID# 53400
Headline Framed Display! Rare Elizabeth I Document Signed by the Queen, with arguably the finest intact wax seal extant depicting her on both sides, countersigned by four others including her lover, Robert Dudley.  
Date 1563 Price
Place England $75,000.00


Name [John F. Kennedy] ID# 52865
Headline “They really should be in the National Gallery!" (Jackie Kennedy) - 1st Edition of The John F. Kennedys, inscribed by acclaimed Kennedy family photographer Mark Shaw to Kennedy supporter FDR, Jr., with the magnificent original maquette containing all of the images from which the book was produced.  
Date April 15, 1964 Price
Place n.p. $55,000.00


Name [Jacqueline Kennedy] ID# 57342
Headline Jackie Kennedy owned and used iconic black satin clutch from her favorite designer - Christian Dior.  
Date n.d. Price
Place n.p. $25,000.00


Name Joshua L. Chamberlain ID# 56311
Headline From New York, Chamberlain writes “a little love-letter” to his wife in Boston as he is “so absorbed in my work of writing I am a hermit & a churl!...”  
Date May 3, 1891 Price
Place New York, New York $1,400.00

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