Letters are written by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy to his Swedish girlfriend in his own handwriting sold for $88,000 at auction in Boston.
Handwritten letters written by John F. Kennedy, the assassinated president of the United States, to his Swedish girlfriend Gunilla von Post, fetched $88,000 at auction in Boston, USA. In letters to von Post, whom he met weeks before his 1953 wedding, Kennedy describes their time together as “a bright memory of my life.”
The letters in von Post’s collection, which died in 2011, were written between 1955 and 1956 and were written when Kennedy was still a senator. The letters, written on the US senate letterhead, include reflections of the pair’s romantic trip to Sweden and the news that von Post is getting married. In response to von Post’s news of the marriage, Kennedy wrote in his letter, “I have to say I was saddened when I found out, in the end, you are not coming to the United States and you are marrying a farmer.” Kennedy said, “If you don’t get married, come (to the U.S.) because I’d like to see you. I had a great time with you last summer. A bright memory of my life… You’re great and I miss you.”