Heartfelt personal letters from Jackie Kennedy to David Ormsby Gore, (the 5th Lord Harlech), former UK Ambassador to the US will be offered on sale on Wednesday 29 March. They will be sold at The Contents of Glyn Cywarch – the Property of Lord Harlech Sale at Bonhams in London. The letters reveal for the first time that Ormsby Gore proposed marriage to Jackie Kennedy, why she turned him down and why, shortly afterwards, she married Aristotle Onassis.
The letters form part of a cache of papers that have been locked away unseen in two despatch boxes at Glyn Cywarch, the Harlech family house, since Lord Harlech’s death in 1985, including personal correspondence from President Kennedy and from British Prime Ministers, Harold Macmillan, Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Harold Wilson.
The Contents of Glyn Cywarch—the Property of Lord Harlech sale will offer eighteen never-before -seen autograph letters and one typed letter signed to Sir David Ormsby Gore, afterwards Lord Harlech, written during and after his period as British Ambassador at Washington. The archive is estimated at £100,000-150,000.