Harper Lee’s Anti-Trump Letter Fetches $4K

By Dianna Dilworth 

A letter in which the late author Harper Lee letters condemns Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal sold for $3,926 at Nate D. Sanders auction this week.

The bidding began at $750 and the piece of memorabilia was bid on 11 times. Twenty-four of Lee’s letters to friends were up for grabs at the auction. They sold for a total of $33,556.

The highest selling letter, which went for $4,753, dealt with the civil rights movement. In the letter, which got 16 bids, Lee thanked her friend Doris Leapard for giving her civil rights activist Vivian Malone’s autograph. 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.”

Several letters are still up for grabs online.