On January 19, 1994 Hal Kant, under Legally Dead cover, sent Jerry executed copies of the contract for what would become Harrington Street. Kant had negotiated a $550,000 advance for the volume, enough to net Jerry a cool half-million after the lawyer's 9% came off the top. Kant told Jerry he'd put the money in a separate trust, providing him with a "much-needed rainy day fund", and urged him to feel "relieved of any undue pressure" to complete the book, since he could just return the money to Dell if he changed his mind.
Source: a copy of Kant's letter is in the Jerry Garcia Estate probate
files at the Marin County Recorder's office in San Rafael. I did not
note the folder, alas.
Deborah Koons Garcia managed to put enough material together from snippety "auto-apocrypha, mistruths - half lies" that Jerry left behind to cash in, here as in so many other instance, the book's November 1995 release copyrighted to the Estate of Jerome J. Garcia.