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Gene Tunney was one of the great fighters of the 1920s, posting victories over Gibbons, Carpentier, and Greb, but is best remembered for his two victories over Jack Dempsey. Tunney became involved in a love affair with wealthy socialite Polly Lauder and married her in 1928. Lauder was an heir to part of the Carnegie Steel fortune and frowned on Tunney's boxing career, a career he gave up while still champion. Tunney was a prolific reader and writer and was well educated. This all pours out in beautiful prose in the four handwritten letters penned by Tunney in fountain pen to Ms. Lauder during their courtship in 1928. Signed in his nickname, Gayne, or unsigned. All with original envelopes in clean, sharp condition.
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