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.
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.