Harper Lee

Harper Lee was intensely private; now 38 of her letters are up for auction

Harper Lee was intensely private; now 38 of her letters are up for auction

After publishing “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee spent decades out of the public eye. Now 38 private letters she wrote to a friend are being auctioned for a minimum bid of $10,000.

Nate D. Sanders Auctions has a lot of 38 handwritten letters by Lee up for auction, including one that recalls a possibly prophetic conversation between Gregory Peck and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

The letters were written by Lee between 2005-10 to her friend Felice Itzkoff. Itzkoff died in New York in early 2011.

In the letter written on Jan. 20, 2009, the inauguration...

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