John F. Kennedy's darkest secrets seemed to have been buried with him when he was assassinated in 1963. But now, RadarOnline.com has learned, a humiliating trove of secret letters from the president about his murdered mistress, Mary Pinchot Meyer, are coming up for auction, and Radar has all the details!
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, Robert Livingston, the executive VP at RR Auction, revealed that he is auctioning off a letter Kennedy wrote trying to set up a meeting with Meyer on Oct. 19, 1963 – just a month before he was assassinated.
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"First off, it's a really incredibly letter written by the president – so intimate – trying to arrange a meeting in Boston with Mary Pinchot Meyer who we know now was likely having a longtime affair with the president," Livingston told Radar. "I know she was a friend of Jackie's and they lived in Georgetown before Senator Kennedy ran for president. So it was always thought that when Jackie would leave town, that Mary and Kennedy may have been having that affair."
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The letter was even written on White House stationary, he explained. But it was mysteriously ripped in half!
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"We think it was his personal secretary Evelyn Lincoln, cut off part of the letter. You can see that. It was almost like she didn't want the White House on such a letter, which I think is fascinating," he explained.
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Kennedy, who was married to Jackie Kennedy Onassis at the time, eventually decided not to send the missive. However, after he was assassinated on Nov 22, Lincoln collected the note, along with many more of his personal belongings, not long before Lyndon Johnson took over the Oval Office.
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"She saved everything from the time he was in Congress until he died," Livingston explained. "Evelyn Lincoln tried to clean out the oval office so she's the one who took everything out of there – that's why a lot of these letters and artifacts are in private hands."
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
In Kennedy's intense note to his mistress, Livingston explained, it seemed like the former president was unable to actually to woo Meyer and was trying feverishly to convince her to leave her home in Washington D.C. to go to Boston.
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"You don't see Kennedy as president writing letters like this. They just don't exist. He's pursuing Mary. It's unbelievable that: 'Why don't you leave suburbia for one day and come and see me?' It's just such an insight into the president and this affair that he's carrying on with Mary Pinchot Meyer," Livingston claimed.
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"He's trying to arrange a rendezvous and she apparently, in the tone of the letter, he's almost begging her to come see him. The way he says 'I want a more loving response,' it's a pretty amazing letter," he added.
Mysteriously, Meyer was murdered a year later on Oct. 12, 1964. Livingston estimates that the letter will sell for $30,000.