BOSTON – A letter written by President John F. Kennedy to a purported lover in an attempt to set up a liaison has sold at auction for almost $89,000, about triple what it was expected to fetch.
Boston-based RR Auction says the four-page letter thought to have been written in October 1963 was sold Thursday to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous.
The letter on White House stationery was intended for longtime Kennedy family friend Mary Pinchot Meyer, an artist and former wife of a CIA agent. It’s signed “J.”
The note was never sent but remained in the collection of Kennedy’s longtime personal secretary, Evelyn Lincoln.
Pinchot Meyer died nearly a year after Kennedy’s assassination.
Several other Kennedy-related items were also sold, including a rocking chair for about $75,000.