Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 214

Price Realized: $ 3,360
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,000
INCLUDES 5 LETTERS SIGNED BY ELIJAH MUHAMMAD (ISLAM.) MUHAMMAD, ELIJAH. Archive of Nation of Islam material. Includes 5 Typed Letters Signed, one printed document Signed and 1 letter Initialed by Elijah Muhammad; scores of pages of communications, announcements, etc.; several minister's kits, numerous typed and mimeographed documents, including a seven page typed manuscript, "The Supreme Wisdom," containing 34 Supreme Wisdom Lessons as given to Elijah Muhammad by his teacher W. D. Fard; 9 reel-to-reel tapes of speeches by Elijah Muhammad; and a 33 LP record, "Muhammad's Mosques of Islam." All of the above pertain to Brother Calvin X Kearns of the Slidell Louisiana Mosque. should be seen. Vp, 1950s –1970s

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For the most part this archive and the letters included in it come from Brother Calvin X Kearns of the Slidell, Louisiana mosque. However there is an excellent two-page Typed Letter Signed by Elijah Muhammad to Sidney X Walker of the New Orleans Mosque concerning his possible appearance before the Louisiana Committee on Un-American Activities. Muhammad asks if this is true, and says, if so, under no circumstances allow them to have any of the mosque's records: "The Holy records of the Mosque are not (to be) taken by us and given to infidels. If they break in and take them by force, then all praises to Allah, we are Muslims, but deliver up no records of the Mosque, for it is forbidden by Allah."