1 full page, 4to, on personal stationery. ON THE DEATH OF HIS OLDER BROTHER, JOE. "I hope you know how much I appreciated your letter about my brother Joe. He was a wonderful boy, and of all the things that he did well, I think that he did his best job as the oldest brother to the other eight of us. He was a great guiding force for all of us while he lived, and he is in death an eternal inspiration. He was very fond of you, and I remember him taking me up to meet you, my first year at Harvard..." Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr., eldest child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy, born in 1915, attended Harvard Law School and was energetically groomed for a political career. When the war intervened he became a pilot and on 12 August 1944 was killed flying a secret mission against German V-1 missile bases. Severely injured in PT-109 in August 1943, Jack was still in recuperation at the date of this letter. " /> KENNEDY, JOHN FITZGERALD, <I>President</I>. Typed letter signed ("Jack Kennedy") as U.S. Navy Lieutenant, to Miss [Alice] Darling, Hyannisport, Mass., 9 October 1944. <I>1 full page, 4to, on personal stationery</I>. ON THE DEATH OF HIS OLDER BROTHER, JOE. "I hope you know how much I appreciated your letter about my brother Joe. He was a wonderful boy, and of all the things that he did well, I think that he did his best job as the oldest brother to the other eight of us. He was a great guiding force for all of us while he lived, and he is in death an eternal inspiration. He was very fond of you, and I remember him taking me up to meet you, my first year at Harvard..." Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr., eldest child of Joseph P. and Rose Kennedy, born in 1915, attended Harvard Law School and was energetically groomed for a political career. When the war intervened he became a pilot and on 12 August 1944 was killed flying a secret mission against German V-1 missile bases. Severely injured in PT-109 in August 1943, Jack was still in recuperation at the date of this letter. | Christie's