Friday, June 3, 2016

A handwritten love letter from JFK to his lover Mary Pinchot Meyer, written a month before his death but never mailed, has surfaced and is being offered for sale. This is from Yahoo News:

A handwritten love letter from President John F. Kennedy to his alleged mistress Mary Pinchot Meyer has surfaced in an online auction from Boston's RR Auction.

"Why don't you leave suburbia for once – come and see me – either here – or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th," Kennedy writes in the four-page letter. "I know it is unwise, irrational, and that you may hate it – on the other hand you may not – and I will love it."

"You say that it is good for me not to get what I want. After all of these years – you should give me a more loving answer than that. Why don't you just say yes," JFK continues.

He signs the note with a simple "J." 


The letter, said to be written a month before the president's 1963 assassination, was never sent. It's valued at $30,000.

"There's a playfulness to him in the letter that you don't see in JFK's other correspondence," RR auction spokesperson Bobby Livingston says of the item – believed to be kept by Kennedy's secretary Evelyn Lincoln. "He is always quite reserved in his correspondence."

Mary and her CIA agent husband Cord Meyer were friends of the Kennedys, living by John and wife Jackie in Washington, D.C. But Mary also knew John in high school.

She was found dead in Georgetown on October 1964 – a year after Kennedy's letter was written – from a bullet wound to the head. Her murder is still unresolved

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.