Jack Ruby Manuscript from Prison to be Auctioned
The manuscript comprehensively traces his steps in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination but prior to the murder of Oswald, and corresponds with the testimony that Ruby gave before the Warren Commission on June 7, 1964.
The "fellow" he refers to in these passages is Lee Harvey Oswald, and a month after his arrest Ruby told the FBI that his loaded snub-nosed Colt Cobra .38 revolver was in his right pocket during the press conference described here. This was the gun he used to shoot Oswald on the morning of Sunday, November 24th. Ruby maintained that it was never in his mind to kill Oswald until that morning, when he learned that Mrs. Kennedy might need to return to Dallas for a trial and relive her grief. An incredible window into Ruby's actions preceding the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald.
The handwritten manuscript in pencil by Jack Ruby written after he was convicted of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald and sentenced to death. The important manuscript details his movements on the evening of Friday, November 22, 1963, and the early hours of Saturday morning on November 23rd. Earl Ruby, the brother of Jack Ruby, notes that this manuscript was to be used by Jack's lawyers if a new trial was granted to show that Jack's motives in the murder were not premeditated.
“It’s an incredible window into Ruby's actions preceding the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.
Among other items to be featured:
Jack Ruby's Monogrammed Suitcase used on Ruby's visit to a notorious gambler in Cuba
Jack Ruby bullet fired from the Gun that shot Oswald.
Jack Ruby Letter Ten days after shooting Oswald, Ruby writes from jail: "I loved my President and was in such deep mourning about his tragic passing, anyway you know the rest.”
Lee Harvey Oswald’s US Marine Corps knife.
Lee Harvey Oswald hand addressed envelope that bears several Russian postmarks.
The Fine Autographs and Artifacts from RR Auction began on October 27 and will conclude on November 8. More details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.