GUNILLA von Post was a Swedish aristocrat who claimed she had an intimate affair with John F. Kennedy in the 1950s.
Their relationship was detailed in a book she published in 1997 titled Love Jack,
Who was Gunilla von Post?
Kennedy met Gunilla von Post just weeks before he wed the former first lady Jacqueline Bouvier.
Gunilla, a Swedish noble, met Kennedy during the summer of 1953 and the two continued a relationship over three years.
Kennedy tried to end his marriage with Bouvier during this time to bring Gunilla to the United States to be together but after Bouvier suffered a miscarriage in 1955 the plan never happened.
What did JFK write in his letters to Gunilla von Post?
The eight-page collection of notes between Kennedy and Gunilla were mostly written during 1955-1956 while Kennedy was serving as the U.S Senator of Massachusetts.
In the letters, Kennedy and Gunilla would exchange words of affection towards each other.
Kennedy wrote in one letter, “If you don’t marry come over as I should like to see you. I had a wonderful time last summer with you. It is a bright memory of my life, I am anxious to see you. Is it not strange after all these months?
“Perhaps at first, it shall be a little difficult as we shall be strangers – but not strangers – and I am sure it will all work and I shall think that though it is a long way to Gunilla – it is worth it,” he wrote.
In another letter, Kennedy wrote, “You are wonderful and I miss you.”
Kennedy and Gunilla stopped seeing each other after 1958.
Are the letters going up for auction?
A Boston-based auction house is selling off three “revealing” love letters that JFK wrote to von Post before marrying Jackie Kennedy.
The letters are up for auction and can be bid on until May 12.
They are estimated to sell for over $30,000.
Bobby Livingston, the executive vice president of RR Auction said that the condition of the letters “indicates to me that [von Post] read these letters repeatedly and handled them.”
“You can read all the biographies you want to learn about someone’s character, but here you can read someone’s thoughts in full,” Livingston added about the intimate notes.
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