“If you don’t get married, then come.” He has been married to Jackie for many years, he said to him.
A few years after John F. Kennedy married his Swedish mistress, the love letter to Jacqueline Bouvier will be auctioned.
Kennedy wrote at the end of a letter to the nobleman Gunilla von Post in February 1956: “You are so kind, I miss you very much.” He was on the French Riviera. Ra met him, and he married Bouvier in 1953.
Kennedy was a Democratic senator from Massachusetts at the time, and the handwritten letter bears the head of the Senate. He signed a simple “Jack”.
The letter was part of an auction held by the Boston-based RR Auction House until May 12th, highlighting the 35 president’s reputation as a feminine long before he arrived at the White House in 1960. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
Von Post died in Palm Beach, Florida in 2011. She wrote a 1997 memoir, “Love, Jack”, about her relationship with Kennedy.
A letter in 1955 started like this: “Dear Gunilla, I must tell you that in the photos sent to me during the sailing regatta, you look very happy.” Kennedy described after the adjournment of Congress in early August of that year. He wrote about his plan to travel to Europe and wrote: “I will be in Sweden on the 12th. Where am I going? Send your address to my location in Bastad,”.
In the 1956 letter, Kennedy lamented that von Post would not go to the United States as he hoped.
He wrote: “I have to feel sad to learn that you will never come.”
“If you don’t get married, then come, I want to see you. Last summer, I had a great time with you. This is a wonderful memory of my life,” Kennedy wrote. “I am looking forward to seeing you. Are these weird months? Maybe it will be a little difficult at first, because we will be strangers-but not strangers-I am sure everything will work, even though the road to Gunila is very difficult. Long, but I think it’s worth it.
In a statement, the auction house said: “This is the only open letter provided by Kennedy that publicly expresses his love for another woman at the time of his marriage.”
In his memoirs, von Post tells of Kennedy’s efforts to end his marriage with Bouvier and bring it to the United States. In the end, his authoritarian father Joseph P. Kennedy shattered the wishes of the future president. Kennedy’s own political ambitions; miscarriage of the future first lady in 1955 and pregnancy in 1956.
See you again with Von Post and Kennedy. This was a coincidence at a party at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in 1958, when the Swedish nobleman was pregnant with her first child.
RR Auction stated that the letters in the auction came from von Post’s estate.