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Handwritten letter signed by "P.J. Kennedy" Company was owned by JFK's grandfather and the person who was at the beginning of the dynasty that became the Kennedy family.
Kennedy is sending letter to a Cognac house in France with payment for an invoice
The House of I. Sauvion & Co. was founded in 1835 in the Cognac region of Southwestern France.
Folded into six. Some toning on edges. Two punch-holes left side where filed.
11" x 8 ⅜"
Patrick Joseph Kennedy (January 14, 1858 – May 18, 1929) was an American businessman and politician from Boston, Massachusetts. He and his wife, Mary, were the parents of four children, including future U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair and U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. Their grandchildren through Joseph include U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.
After cholera killed his father and brother, Kennedy was the only surviving male in his family. He started work at age fourteen and became a successful businessman, later owning three saloons and a whisky import house. Eventually, he had major interests in coal and banking as well. Kennedy was a major figure in the Democratic Party in Boston. Though he served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the state Senate, he preferred to play a behind-the-scenes role as a party boss.