Jackie is open with her husband about the fact that their marriage may not be what either of them expected. “You are an atypical husband - increasingly so in one way or another every year since we’ve been married - so you mustn’t be surprised to have an atypical wife. Each of us would have been so lonely with the normal kind. I can’t write down what I feel for you, but I will show you when I am with you."
She signs it, “All my love, Jackie.”
RR Auctions estimates that the letter will sell for upwards of $20,000. Read it in full on their website.
“[The letter is] pretty incredible because she was a prolific letter writer. We get lots of letters from her. We have her talking about the president. We’ve seen letters talking about the assassination or his character, but we’ve never had a letter from Jackie written to Jack,” Livingston told People of the piece. "She’s talking about their marriage and their relationship. It isn’t about visiting the in-laws or something. It is a love letter," Livingston said. "She loved him, and it shows there."
The auction is currently open for bidding and will close on November 7.