From the Daily Mail
The former secretary of President John F. Kennedy made a list of suspects she believed were behind his assassination immediately after he was gunned down in Texas.
As she flew home on Air Force One Evelyn Lincoln jotted down the names of those she suspected were behind the killing.
They included Richard Nixon and the country’s vice president Lyndon Johnson.
She also named the Klu Klux Klan, the CIA and Communists as she mulled over who could have ordered the assassination.
Her thoughts were scribbled down on a single sheet of paper.
The never-before-seen note is now up for sale and is expected to go for more than £20,000 at an auction next week.
JFK’s assassination in 1963 has long been the subject of conspiracy theories, ranging from those behind the murder to doubts about the lone assassin theory.
But even before those conspiracies were aired Lincoln had her own suspicions.
She was riding in the motorcade with Kennedy when he was shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.
Lincoln jotted down names of people she suspected could have been behind the killing, starting with Lyndon Johnson.
He took over from JFK after the murder that shocked the world.
Her note also listed ‘the KKK, Dixiecrats, [Teamsters boss Jimmy] Hoffa, [the] John Birch Society, Nixon, [South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh] Diem, Rightist, CIA in Cuban fiasco, Dictators [and] Communists.’
On the back of the list is another note, written more than 20 years later when she passed on her letters to Kennedy collector Robert White.
‘There is no end to the list of suspected conspirators to President Kennedy murder. Many factions had their reasons for wanting the young president dead. That fact alone illustrates how the world suffers from a congenital proclivity to violence,’ it reads.
The 10-month Warren Commission set up to investigate the assassination concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in assassinating the president.
The note, consigned by the Gettysburg Museum of History, will be auctioned by Alexander Autographs in Stamford, Connecticut on Thursday.
Lincoln was Kennedy’s personal secretary from 1953 until his death on November 22, 1963. She died in 1995 at age 85.