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One-of-a-Kind Handwritten Letter with Beatles Content & Revealing Personal Content

Incredible one-page handwritten letter, penned by Harrison on an unlined white sheet. Writing to his long-time friend Roger Siegel--better known as "Gurudas" among the Krishna Community--Harrison pens an incredibly revealing letter. Penned entirely in Harrison's hand, the famed Beatle writes, in full:

Friar Park - Henley
24th Sept 97

Dear Gurudas!

Hare Krishna to you and your family. Thank you for your letter and your concern, it is nice to know I have friends who care. I had a small "thing" - not too bad, that is being dealt with - but I don't feel sick or haven't been as bad as things sound in the newspapers & rumours!

Unfortunately, our good friend Derek died on Sunday 7th of September - and was buried in Sudbury Suffolk on Friday 12th. He was funny & dignified until the end, so he is now in some Loka or another in his body of light. Hari Om Tat Sat.

Well I'm off to the garden again. There's a lot to do out there. See you soon somewhere.
God bless & thanks again.
Your Old Pal, George (Jai Ray Hari Sein)

Based on the date of the letter, the "Small 'thing'" that Harrison refers to in his first paragraph was his throat cancer diagnosis and treatment. Harrison would successfully treat the cancer at that time, but unfortunately it would be the disease that would ultimately led to his passing in 2001.

In the second paragraph, George discusses the passing of none other than long-time Beatles press officer Derek Taylor, who was not as fortunate with his throat cancer battle, passing away at approximately the same time that Harrison was treating his own bout of the illness.

Concluding the letter by signing with his first name and his Hare Krishna name, this letter represents the first time any signature of Harrison's anointed Krishna name has surfaced.

Well preserved, the letter is accompanied by the original mailing envelope and stands in excellent condition.

Known as an immensely private person, letters from Harrison are scarce in any form, and this stands as one of the most intriguing and content-laden letters of Harrison to ever surface in the hobby. Accompanied by a full Letter of Authenticity from Beckett Authentication Services (BAS).

The Beatles: George Harrison Handwritten & Signed Letter with Amazing Content & Never-Seen-Before Hare Krishna Signature! (Beckett/BAS LOA)The Beatles: George Harrison Handwritten & Signed Letter with Amazing Content & Never-Seen-Before Hare Krishna Signature! (Beckett/BAS LOA)The Beatles: George Harrison Handwritten & Signed Letter with Amazing Content & Never-Seen-Before Hare Krishna Signature! (Beckett/BAS LOA)The Beatles: George Harrison Handwritten & Signed Letter with Amazing Content & Never-Seen-Before Hare Krishna Signature! (Beckett/BAS LOA)
The Beatles: George Harrison Handwritten & Signed Letter with Amazing Content & Never-Seen-Before Hare Krishna Signature! (Beckett/BAS LOA)
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Auction closed on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
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