Lee Harvey Oswald
After all these years, some of us may have wished we’d have forgotten that name by now. To others, the reaction may even be “Who is Lee Harvey Oswald?“.
Briefly put, Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Many disagree, but it is Oswald who has gone down into the history book for the act.
JFK, the 35th President of the United States, took office in January 1961. In November 1963 terrible history was made.
Now, on January 15, 2015, a letter, signed simply “Your Brother Lee” goes on auction at goldinauctions.com where they introduce it saying:
Presented is a letter from Lee to his brother Robert Oswald, written from Russia in late November, 1961. Oswald discusses Christmas gifts and visa issues, sports and candy, a normal brother-to-brother correspondence. Less than 2 years from when this letter was written, both JFK and Oswald would be dead and the world forever changed.
Images and letter content are available on their site where, for a minimum starting bid of $4,000 Oswald’s letter is available to a collector.
NOTE: after the auction closes, links to the letter may no longer work.
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TSLAC Displays Unique Items from Texas’ Investigation into President Kennedy’s Assassination 10.22.13
Texas Investigates: the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and Wounding of Governor John B. Connally opened to the public Tuesday, October 22, in the lobby of TSLAC’s Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, where it will remain through February 14, 2014.
The exhibit features materials gathered and created by the Texas Attorney General and the Department of Public Safety in the course of their investigations into the assassination of the president and the subsequent murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the suit of clothing Governor Connally wore that day and which indicates the positions of his injuries. In January 1964 the Governor donated his clothing to TSLAC, where, due to public interest, it was displayed for a brief time. This exhibit is the first public viewing of the suit since March 30, 1964.