A rare and very personal handwritten letter from John Lennon is heading to the auction block, according to Reuters.
Lennon penned the letter to Eric Claption in 1971, just one year after the Beatles split up. Scribbled in almost illegible handwriting, Lennon expresses his deep admiration for Clapton and requested that they join forces to record music. The letter continues to say how Lennon believed that he could bring out something great in Clapton.
“Eric, I know I can bring out something great, in fact greater in you that had been so far evident in your music. I hope to bring out the same kind of greatness in all of us, which I know will happen if/when we get together,” Lennon scribed in the letter.
The letter will be auctioned off during the Profiles in History auction taking place in Los Angeles on Dec. 18. The auction’s organizers have said that they expect the letter to reach close to $30,000. Lennon’s letter is just one of the items being auctioned off. A handwritten letter from first president George Washington is also on the block, as well as a Charles Dickens manuscript that has an obituary of novelist William Thackeray.
Check out Lennon’s letter to Clapton below.