- Ink on paper letterhead
From Scotland, a gushing love letter: "I think about you so very much- bole hunches [sic], in fact. I am very much in love with you darling. You mean more every day. I believe you love me now, but I don't know why you do. You are the kindest most thoughtful person I have ever met," and even acknowledges his lack of restraint, "I apologise for being like a Dean Martin record but thats the way I feel today." He follows up his letter with a lengthy and endearing 33 line poem that begins, "Miss Tish you is a dish / I love so much you just you / All in love with you I am / So much, too much, I miss / Miss Tish ...."
From a tour stop in Finland, he enthuses about the natives' superior genes: "The Rolling Stones have resumed their insane obsession with Scandinavian girls. I do not exaggerate. It's a complete obsession. They - apart from you my love XXX I love - are the most beautiful as a race in the world," and then about a humorous encounter with another American: "I said - as a joke of course - 'Lyndon Johnson is a gangster.' She said 'No he's not - he's our president!' Quote of the week." The shaky hand and rambling tone of the letter suggest Jagger is writing after a night of drinking. His signoff confirms as much: "P.S. Too much vodka."
From London, a more repentant note about another love interest, presumably Chrissie Shrimpton given the timeframe: "I love you, so very dearly, my happiness is not perfect, but I hope it will be someday. I am not happy here, I was hard and very strong - I will never understand women."
Sentimental letters from the beginning of Mick Jagger's career.