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A handwritten letter from Steve Jobs when he was 19 years old is auctioned from 300,000 USD

A letter written by the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs when he was 19 years old is to be put up for auction.

Britsh auction house Bonhams will sell the single-page letter on November 3. It is estimated that the letter will sell for up to $300,000, as CNBC and other outlets reported.

According to Bonhams, the letter was postmarked February 23, 1974, which was the day before Jobs’ 19th birthday. He sent it to his childhood friend Tim Brown.

The handwritten letter signed by Steve Jobs is about to be auctioned.

At the time, Jobs had dropped out of college and was living in a cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains, in search of meaning of life, after returning from a stint working on an apple farm, according to the auction house.

The note includes Jobs’ thoughts on Zen Buddhism and his desire to travel to India to attend the Kumba Mela (also known as Kumbh Mela), a Hindu pilgrimage and religious festival.

Adam Stackhouse, director of Bonhams’ history of science and technology business, said in a press release: “The letter gives a fascinating insight into the private life of a fiercely private man.”

He added: “This is particularly special as no autograph letters from Jobs have appeared at auction before, and certainly no material as revealing and insightful as this.”

A photo of a letter from Steve Jobs. Photo: Bonhams

This is the full letter:

The letter is part of the History of Science and Technology sale and will also include an Apple Macintosh prototype, along with a first-generation iPad prototype. Tim, I have read your letter many times

I do not know what to say

Many mornings have come and gone

People have came and went

I haved loved and I have cried many times

Somehow, though, beneath it all it doesn’t change – do you understand?

I am now living on a farm in the mountain between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. I wish to go to India for the Kumba Mela, which starts in April. I will be leaving sometime in March, not really certain yet. If you desire, and I am still here when you arrive, we can come up here in the mountains together and you can tell me your thoughts and feelings, which I did not fully understand from your letter. There is a fire in the other room and I am getting cold here, I will end by saying “I do not even know where to begin”

Shauti

Steve Jobs

Recently, an Apple II manual signed by Jobs sold for nearly $800,000, CNN reported.

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