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KENNEDY, JOHN F. | President John F. Kennedy remembers Dr. Sara Jordan for a 1905 class tree dedication in her honor.

Estimate:

2,500 - 3,500 USD

Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang

KENNEDY, JOHN F. | President John F. Kennedy remembers Dr. Sara Jordan for a 1905 class tree dedication in her honor.

KENNEDY, JOHN F. | President John F. Kennedy remembers Dr. Sara Jordan for a 1905 class tree dedication in her honor.

Estimate:

2,500 - 3,500 USD

Property from the Collection of Elsie and Philip Sang

KENNEDY, JOHN F. 

TYPED LETTER SIGNED ("JOHN KENNEDY") AS THIRTY-FIFTH PRESIDENT, 1 PAGE (8 7/8 X 6 3/4 IN.; 171 X 225 MM), TO MRS. HENRY H. STICKNEY, ON WHITE HOUSE LETTERHEAD, WASHINGTON, 17 OCTOBER 1961, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH POSTSCRIPT.


President Kennedy writes to Mrs. Stickney, evidently a Radcliffe alumna, about the dedication of a tree in honor of Dr. Sara Jordon. Kennedy was a longtime patient of Dr. Jordon, who was the head gastroenterologist at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. He was a frequent and long-term patient at Lahey Clinic for his gastrointestinal problems and his chronic backache. In this correspondence Kennedy offers a few personal words about Dr. Jordan to commemorate the Radcliffe College Class of 1905 dedicating a tree in her honor in Radcliffe Yard. JFK notes that Dr. Jordan "was one of the most remarkable people I have ever known", and adds in an autograph postscript, "My affection for her was complete."