Letter From JFK to Purported Lover to Be Auctioned Off - NBC 10 Philadelphia
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Letter From JFK to Purported Lover to Be Auctioned Off

The four-page letter was written about a month before JFK's assassination

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Letter From JFK to Purported Lover to Be Auctioned Off
    RR Auction
    A letter written by JFK to a purported lover is being sold in an online auction that starts June 16.

    An intimate letter written by John F. Kennedy to a purported paramour seeking to set up a liaison is one of several Kennedy-related items being sold at auction.

    The four-page letter to Mary Pinchot Meyer was written about a month before his assassination. It's signed simply "J."

    It reads in part: "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." It goes on to say that such a meeting is "unwise" and "irrational."

    The online sale is being held by Boston-based RR Auction starting June 16.

    Raqqa's Devastation Shows Entire Neighborhoods Destroyed

    [NATL] Raqqa's Devastation Shows Entire Neighborhoods Destroyed

    Shells of buildings, concrete slabs littering dust-choked streets and destroyed cars are all that is left of whole neighborhoods in Raqqa, Syria, after weeks of fighting and bombings between Islamic State militants and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the U.S.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    RR officials say the letter wasn't sent.

    It is being sold by a collector.

    RR Executive Vice President Robert Livingston expects it to fetch about $30,000.