A Letter Written By An 11-Year-Old John Lennon Is Going To Auction (DETAILS)
When late Beatle John Lennon was a youth, he would regularly write notes to family and friends. Now, his (reported) first letter ever written is going to auction — it’s expected to fetch more than £30,000 in the process.
The letter was written when Lennon was only 11, done on a note card for his aunt Harriet (not without a few grammatical errors):
Thankyou for the book that you sent to me for Christmas and for the towel with my name on it, And I think it is the best towel I’ve ever seen.
The book that you sent to me is a very interesting one. I am at the bottom of page 18 at the moment. The story is famous Ships its all about a man called Captain kidd the pirate.
I am on the second chapter, the first chapter is called the Victory and the second is called the Mary Celeste.
Thankyou for the red jumper that you sent to me.
I hope you have a happy new year. Love from John x
Online bidding for the letter — which was formerly the property of Lennon’s cousin, David Birch — will begin 24th March at 4PM (GMT) on Tracks Auctions, where you can find more information. The live auction will begin at 3PM 3rd April.