A letter that John F. Kennedy allegedly wrote to Mary Pinchot Meyer, believed to be his lover, in October 1963, one month before his assassination, went up for auction, in June 2016. She was found murdered and a secret diary she had of the alleged affair disappeared.
Mary spent time with both the Kennedys before and during her affair with Jack
It has been suggested Mary was murdered by the CIA... because she knew too much about the Kennedys and White House matters.
In the handwritten letter, believed to be from October 1963, Kennedy begs Mary Pinchot Meyer to come visit him in Cape Cod or Boston the following week. That note was not the only letter up for grabs either, as also included in the auction was a 1943 correspondence Kennedy received from his Nazi spy lover Inga Arvad. In her letter to Kennedy, Arvad writes about how much she misses Kennedy, who was in the U.S. Navy Reserve at the time.
The letter, which was never sent, was meant for Pinchot Meyer, a family friend thought to be romantically linked to the former President. Meyer was an accomplished artist whose work was considered increasingly valuable at the time of her death. She met Kennedy through Robert Kennedy when he sold his house to close friends of hers.
Famed Washington Post Editor Benjamin Bradlee, her brother-in-law, subsequently wrote that she was indeed involved romantically with Kennedy and often met with him when Jackie was out of town.Meyer was murdered in 1964 taking her daily walk by a Georgetown area canal. A suspect, Ray Crump, an African American who was arrested at the scene, was subsequently acquitted.
The existence of Meyer's diary became known to Bradlee, who was married to Mary Pinchot Meyer's sister Toni. He went to Meyer's home to break in and grab the diary after she died and found CIA Director of counter-intelligence James Angleton, who also knew Meyer, already there sawing off the lock. Meyer's husband had also been a CIA operative.
Bradlee took possession of the diary, which has never been made public. It is alleged the diary was eventually given to the CIA who burned it.
The Kennedy affair with Meyer is described as "very dangerous" by journalist and Kennedy close friend Charles Bartlett who stated: "This was a dangerous relationship, Jack was in love with Mary Meyer. He was heavily smitten. He was very frank with me about it."
The unsent letter from Kennedy thus has real historical import. The top of the White House stationary is cut off, but a faded watermark is visible, The New York Times reports.
Although the letter is undated, it is believed to be from October 1963, a month before Kennedy was assassinated.
The letter reads:
"Why don’t you leave suburbia for once — come and see me — either here — or at the Cape next week or in Boston the 19th. I know it is unwise, irrational, and that you may hate it — on the other hand, you may not — and I will love it. You say that it is good for me not to get what I want. After all of these years — you should give me a more loving answer than that. Why don’t you just say yes.
The women below are purported to be mistresses of JFK. ( Mary Meyer is Bottom left.)