Intimate Jackie Kennedy letters won't be auctioned
Had a strong feeling that Caroline would put a kabash on this auction
The sale of 33 intimate and private letters written by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to a Catholic priest in Ireland has been canceled after her daughter, Caroline Kennedy, intervened, Page Six has learned. Dublin’s All Hallows College had planned to auction the letters written more than 50 years ago by Jackie to Father Joseph Leonard. They were expected to fetch more than $1.36 million at an auction on June 10.
But the sale fell apart after representatives for Caroline Kennedy and her family made an appeal claiming the letters should be historically preserved. Also, a new will of Father Leonard, Jackie’s confidante who died in 1964, came to light, which showed he left the letters to his Catholic order, the Vincentian Congregation, rather than to the college as previously believed.