Boston-based RR Auctions is offering the three-page letter for sale. Jackie penned the note to her husband around 1957, when he was still a Massachusetts Senator.
“I think it is usually good when we go away from each other as we both realize so much,” Jackie O wrote of time the two spent apart. “We are so different — but I was thinking this trip — that every other time I’ve been away, you would write ‘don’t ponder our relationship too much’ etc.”
You are an atypical husband — increasingly so in one way or another every year since we’ve been married — so you mustn’t be surprised to have an atypical wife — Each of us would have been so lonely with the normal kind,” she penned to JFK. “I can’t write down what I feel for you, but I will show you when I am with you — and I think you must know.”
“Jackie Kennedy was a prolific writer and we have seen dozens of letters to friends and family — but this is the only letter we have seen where she speaking directly to Jack about their relationship,” said Bobby Livingston, Executive VP at RR Auction.
Other lots up for auction include the dark brown leather G-1 Bomber jacket JFK had made in 1962. RR Auction estimates the size-44 jacket could bring in as much as $150,000.
The auction will also include JFK’s gold-tone PT-109 tie clasp, which he wore the night before his death. The clasp is engraved with “Kennedy” and expected to fetch at least $25,000.
The late president’s crimson red wool cardigan sweater with shawl collar boasting the letter H for his alma mater, Harvard, where he graduated in 1940, is also on the block and could earn $30,000.
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