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Pittsburgh woman sells correspondance with JD Salinger

Americana Exchange took notice of a rare collection of correspondence between J.D. Salinger and a young fan, Christine Smith, who currently resides in Pittsburgh.
 
Salinger, most known for his 1951 tale, Catcher in the Rye, seldom communicated with fans. Smith’s collection offers insight into literary, biographical and psychological details of Salinger’s life. The uncommon collection of letters is estimated to be worth between $180,000 and $240,000 and will be offered as part of a Christie’s New York auction on Thurs., June 19.
 
According to Fine Books Magazine, the archive includes 41 typed manuscripts totaling 66 pages and more than 200,000 words. Salinger and Smith corresponded over a span of ten years from 1966 to 1976 beginning when Smith was 19 years old. 
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