Harper Lee Letters to Friends Up for Auction

By Dianna Dilworth 

Twenty-nine letters that the late author Harper Lee sent to friends will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders this week.

The collection includes correspondence with her friends Doris and Bill Leapard, as well as with her admirer Don Salter. Here is more from the press release:

Lee thanked her friend Doris Leapard for providing her with civil rights icon Vivian Malone’s autograph in a 1999 letter. Malone was one of the first African-Americans to attend the University of Alabama. Lee wrote in part, “I shall treasure [the autograph] always. Looking back, it’s incredible what people had to endure just for their basic rights. Today’s young haven’t a clue what their parents went through; they seem bored to hear about it…Nelle.”

Online bidding for each letter begins at $750. The bidding commences on Wednesday March 30. Follow this link for more details.