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JANIS JOPLINRare A.L.S. "Janis", 6pp. 8vo., [Port Arthur, Texas], Aug, 1, [1965], to her lover Peter De Blanc in New York City. Janis penned this poignant letter just months before her career took off an, shortly after this letter, she moved to Austin and then San Francisco, where she joined Big Brother & the Holding Company. In a clear, girlish hand, Joplin writes, in part: "...I've been depressed lately...I'm very afraid, it seems, of loosing [sic] you...". She then describes a dream she had the previous night in which she saw her boyfriend come through her door with another woman, and adds: "...I sat up in bed, wide-awake & terrified & hurting. I guess I'm afraid. Damn, I hope I'm not prophetic...Well, don't guess there's any news. I sure hope to hear from you soon though - I'm worried you know...I just wish you would light and stay put so that I could come & be with you. Mother's pushing real hard for me to go to the Fall semester...if we're going to be married in December, I couldn't finish. Mother says to wait until it's over, but damn, I'm having trouble just waiting till this one is over. I hope I do [underlined] wait till this is over...[if you] start fucking around again...I would probably feel compelled to quit school & hitchhike out there & try to find you...I can't go to school unless I know I have you. Do I?...I love you more & more. Sometimes I cry...". Very good condition.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,000

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