Personal check, filled out and signed by Jack Kerouac to Nunzie's Wines and Liquors , on the bank account of Kerouac and his mother, Gabrielle. Dated January 4, 1961 and for the amount of $7.33. Nunzie's was located in Northport, New York, where Kerouac was living at the time. Kerouac was of course a self-proclaimed "wino since 21" and roughly nine months later he would write Big Sur, "a precise account of the extraordinary ravages of alcohol delirium tremens" (Ginsberg, 1991). Kerouac's relationship with alcohol ultimately led to his untimely demise at age 47 from an abdominal hemorrhage caused by a lifetime of heavy drinking. In very good or better condition with a few light creases, bank inkstamps and perforated cancellation. Accompanied by a signed letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA. A rare piece of Kerouac ephemera.