Sour letter from Bonnie and Clyde to ex-ally up for auction

Bonnie and Clyde letter
This image provided Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, by RR Auction of Boston shows the last page of an April 1934 letter from Depression-era gangsters Bonnie and Clyde to a former member of their gang they felt had betrayed them. (RR Auction via AP)

BOSTON (AP) — A bitter letter from notorious Depression-era gangsters Bonnie and Clyde to a former member of their gang they felt had betrayed them is going up for auction.

Bonnie and Clyde letter
This image provided Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, by RR Auction of Boston shows the first page of an April 1934 letter from Depression-era gangsters Bonnie and Clyde to a former member of their gang they felt had betrayed them. (RR Auction via AP)

The four-page letter was written in April 1934 in Bonnie Parker’s neat cursive and signed by Clyde Barrow. It could fetch more than $40,000 when it’s sold next month by Boston-based RR Auction.

The letter was sent to Raymond Hamilton while he was in the Dallas County Jail. The couple was upset with Hamilton because of a disagreement over how to split $4,000 stolen from a Texas bank.

The letter contains thinly veiled threats and accusations of cowardice. It also contains a prescient line about Bonnie and Clyde’s demise only a month later when they were killed in a law enforcement ambush.

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