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Letter From JFK to Purported Lover Sells for Almost $89,000

The October 1963 letter sold to anonymous buyer



    RR Auction
    A letter written by JFK to a purported lover.

    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.

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    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.

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