Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – Signed Envelope Thank You Letter to Nicholas de B. Katzenbach
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994), wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States, rare envelope signed “Onassis – Island of Skorpios – Greece” on top of back flap above engraved “Christina,” the Onassis yacht, 5 x 4.5 inches. Accompanied by color photocopy of the letter to Katzenbach.
Addressed by Jacqueline Onassis to “The Under Secretary of State / Nicholas de B. Katzenbach / Department of State / Washington DC / USA,” marked “Air Mail” at upper right and “Private” at lower left. Two Greek postage stamps affixed, postmarked Glyphada, Greece, November 21, 1968.
On October 20, 1968, just 3 1/2 weeks earlier, Jacqueline Kennedy had married Aristotle Onassis, a wealthy Greek shipping magnate, who was able to provide the privacy and security she sought for herself and her children. The wedding took place on Skorpios, Onassis’s private Greek island in the Ionian Sea.
When Robert F. Kennedy resigned as Attorney General to run for the U.S. Senate in 1964, he was succeeded by his Deputy Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach (1922-2012). In 1966, Katzenbach was appointed Under Secretary of State (1966-1969).
Postal cancellation and rust marks touch handwriting. In very good condition.