CHARLES A. LINDBERGH - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/15/1972 - HFSID 287783
Sale Price $1,020.00
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH
TLS to his secretary, instructing her to forward to him an expected letter from a Swiss lawyer
Typed Letter signed: "C. A. L.", 1 page, 8½x11. Tellina [Darien, Connecticut], 1972 July 15. To "Dear Mrs. [Jean] Saunders". In full: "Would you please be on the look-out for a letter from M. Jean-Felix Paschoud, Lausanne, Switzerland. When it arrives, please forward it airmail to me at Planorbe. No need to pick up mail oftener than you usually do, in regard to this letter. It won't matter if it takes an extra three or four days reaching me. Many thanks, [signature]. It will be at least a week before the letter arrives". Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) made the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Le Bourget Field, Paris, France on May 20-21, 1927, flying his Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis aircraft. The flight took 33½ hours. Lindbergh was awarded the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for The Spirit of St. Louis. Although Lindbergh's later life was beset by tragedy - the kidnapping and murder of his infant son (1932) - and controversy - his opposition to U.S. preparations to enter World War II - "Lucky Lindy" remains among the greatest of American heroes. Jean-Felix Paschoud, a Swiss lawyer and friend of Lindbergh's, would later represent Oona Chaplin when the body of her late husband, Charlie Chaplin, was stolen from a Swiss graveyard and a ransom demanded. Tellina was the name of the estate built by Lindbergh and his wife Anne in 1964. Jean Saunders was Lindbergh's personal secretary. Slightly creased. Ink slightly smeared (still legible). Otherwise, fine condition.
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