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JFK’s intimate letters to Swedish mistress up for auction

An indecent little bit of historical past is up for sale.

One full and two partial letters written by President John F. Kennedy to his Swedish mistress, aristocrat Gunilla von Publish, are at present up for bidding at a Boston-based auction home.

“I had a beautiful time final summer time with you. It’s a vivid reminiscence of my life — you’re great and I miss you,” reads one in every of JFK’s letters — all of that are written on official United States Senate paper — postmarked February 1956 and addressed to von Publish. “When you don’t marry come over as I ought to like to see you.”

JFK hand-wrote the intimate letters to von Publish after assembly her within the French Riviera in the summertime of 1953, when he was a Massachusetts U.S. Senator and engaged to Jacqueline Bouvier. Regardless of the hazard the pair’s affair posed for each their reputations, Publish wrote in her 1997 memoir “Love, Jack” that they maintained it for years.

“I’m anxious to see you,” Kennedy wrote in one of many partial letters. 

The lovers noticed one another for the final time accidentally in 1958 at a gala. They’d stopped writing one another in 1956 when Kennedy requested von Publish to see him, however she’d already damaged off contact after turning into engaged. 

All are written on official government paper.
All letters are written on official authorities paper.
RR Auction / SWNS

Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 and von Publish died in 2011. 

“That is the one Kennedy letter that we have now supplied that shows open affection to one other lady whereas he was married,” a consultant for the auction home instructed SWNS. “This supplied group of letters was discovered amongst her possessions after her dying in 2011 and originates from her property.”

The auction ends Might 12. 

Two of the letters embody their unique hand-addressed United States Senate envelopes, SWNS reported. The JFK letters are half of a bigger artifact and autograph sale on the auction home which features a 1935 portrait of JFK, a three-page handwritten draft of the speech through which he introduced his intention to run for president and a signed {photograph} of John and Robert Kennedy as President and Legal professional Common.

The auction has one full and two partial letters up for sale.
The auction has one full and two partial letters up for sale.
RR Auction / SWNS

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