Jack Ruby - Document Double Signed Circa 1948
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JACK RUBY - DOCUMENT DOUBLE SIGNED CIRCA 1948 JACK RUBY. Carbon Typed Document signed: "Jack Ruby" (twice) in ink with lengthy Autograph Endorsement signed: "JR", 2p, separate sheets, 8½x12½. Dallas, Texas, 1948 June (no day). On thin watermarked paper. Memorandum of Agreement between Jack Ruby (1911-1967) and his sister, Mrs. Eva Grant, as First Parties and J.B. Wadlington (sic, Wadlington) as Second Parties. In part: "There is a deposit of Seven Hundred Fifty ($750.00) Dollars covering the last two month's renatl (sic, rental) on a certain lease...dated February 11th, 1946, covering property located at 1717 S. Ervay, in Dallas, Texas, and known as the New Silver Spur Club, said sum being on deposit with the Second Party herein. First Parties herein agree to allow Second Party to apply Three Hundred Seventy Five ($375.00) Dollars thereof on the amount now due under said lease...." In addition to signing his name, Jack Ruby has signed his sister's name: "Mrs. Eva Grant/by Jack Ruby attorney in fact". Also signed: "J B Wadlington". With a lengthy holograph addition by Ruby, signed with initials: "In consideration for this settlement, first parties are to discharge all indebtedness including tax liens against the club with the exception of air-condition equipment, which will be a balance of $440.00. JR." Also initialed "JBW". MRS. EVA GRANT, Jack Ruby's sister, testified before the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission) on May 28, 1964. In part: "Jack...sent me $1,100 and I think that was the amount, to put the money down on the lease the first and the last months of a 10-year lease. MR. WADLINGTON, who owned the ground, had built the inside of the building--no; the outside of the building, and part of the inside to my specifications...." From the Warren Report: "When RUBY first arrived in Dallas in 1947, he and Eva Grant jointly managed the Singapore Supper Club. Shortly thereafter, she returned to the west coast. Except for sporadic trips to Dallas, she remained there until 1959, leaving Ruby a power of attorney. Ruby...invested a substantial amount in the club, which Mrs. Grant described as 'too nice a club for that part of town.' Ruby changed the Singapore's name to the SILVER SPUR CLUB. It was operated primarily as a dancehall, serving beer to its patrons...Ruby experienced substantial financial reversals in 1952." On November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. On November 24, 1963, in front of millions of television viewers, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Ruby was found guilty of murder, but the verdict was set aside; he was awaiting a new trial when he died of cancer. Tattered at left edge of first page with nicks at edges of both pages. Staple holes at upper left corners. Creases touch the beginning of the first word in each line of Ruby's nine line endorsement. Creased throughout and lightly soiled. Folds.
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