Correspondence with the British Ambassador Jacqueline Kennedy sold at auction in London for $123 thousand
Letters acquired by a private collector.
NEW YORK, March 30. /TASS/. The correspondence of the former US first lady Jacqueline Kennedy (1929-1994), British Ambassador in Washington Baron David ormesby-Gore, in which the diplomat confesses his love for her and offers his hand and heart, sold Thursday at auction in London for $123 thousand Letters acquired by a private collector, according to the American broadcaster NBC.
Ormesby-Gore led the British Embassy in Washington from 1961 to 1965 he was a close family friend of the 35th US President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963). John and David met in the late 1930-ies in the UK, where the father of the future President Joseph Kennedy represented the interests of the United States with the rank of Ambassador.
Thanks discovered early in the year correspondence ormesby-Gore and Jacqueline Kennedy historians have found that long ormesby-Gore was secretly in love with her. Lost in 1967, the first wife of the diplomat suggested the former first lady, widowed in 1963, to marry him. But Jacqueline declined, and in 1968 became the wife of the Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis.
Not for the first time with hammer away personal belongings of the Kennedy family, which is in private hands. After the assassination of John Kennedy in 1963, his wife gathered in the White house family and the closest friends of John and asked them to choose something for memory. This auction had previously been exposed to a favorite rocking chair of John F. Kennedy, and recently it became known that will be sold to his diary with reflections on Hitler.