Jun 17, 2021 - Sale 2573

Sale 2573 - Lot 93

Price Realized: $ 2,470
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
HER FIRST VISIT TO THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST KENNEDY, JACQUELINE. Group of 5 letters, each Signed "Jackie," to co-founder of the Institute of American Indian Arts Lloyd Kiva New or his wife Azalea Thorpe, including three Autograph Letters and two Typed Letters, concerning her trip, Native American poetry, gifts, the death of Mrs. New, etc. Together 6 1/2 pages. Each 8vo, personal or "Doubleday" stationery; horizontal fold. Each with the original envelope. [New York], 1984-89

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11 June 1984: "The most wonderful thing about my first trip to the Southwest was meeting both of you. I feel as if I'd always known you . . . .
"I read the Indian Poetry going back on the plane--and am now in the middle of 'The Man Who Killed the Deer' which is breaking my heart. . . ."
31 July 1984: "I was so happy to receive your letter telling me about the Sun Dance celebration. . . . I was very touched that you offered a flag for Maurice [Tempelsman], my family and me. I am sure it will bring us a great deal of good fortune."
24 September 1986: ". . . [H]ow thoughtful of you to think of Caroline [Kennedy]. She . . . will be so pleased to receive your tiny Indian pot."
[10 February 1989]: "I am so terribly terribly sad. I feel so lucky to have known Azalea . . . .
"She was a rare spirit, all sensitivity and compassion. She will never be forgotten."
With--Group of 17 items: Caroline Kennedy. Greeting card Signed, "Caroline," to Mr. New, thanking for the Indian pot. 1 1/2 pages, 12mo. With the original envelope. [New York, 9 January 1987] • Maurice Tempelsman. TLS, "Maurice," to Mr. and Mrs. New, expressing delight at meeting. 1/2 page, 4to, personal stationery. With the original envelope. [New York], 12 June 1984 • 15 original color photographs featuring Kennedy during her 1984 visit to AZ and NM. Each 7x5 inches or smaller. 1984.
In the summer of 1984, JFK's former Secretary of the Interior Stuart Udall invited Jacqueline Kennedy to meet him in Arizona to trace part of the path taken in the 1540s by Spanish explorer Francisco Vásquez de Coronado; the trip helped produce Udall's 1987 book, To the Inland Empire: Coronado and our Spanish Legacy.