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CLYDE WILLIAM TOMBAUGH - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 05/13/1980 - HFSID 25043

CLYDE TOMBAUGH Clyde Tombaugh sends an autograph note of regret that he is not able to send an autograph picture. Autograph Note signed: "Clyde W. Tombaugh", 1p, 8½x3. No place, 1980 May 13. In full: "I receive hundreds of requests for autographed photos - too expensive.

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CLYDE TOMBAUGH
Clyde Tombaugh sends an autograph note of regret that he is not able to send an autograph picture.
Autograph Note signed: "Clyde W. Tombaugh", 1p, 8½x3. No place, 1980 May 13. In full: "I receive hundreds of requests for autographed photos - too expensive. I have a book in press with many photos in it. Expected to be out late this year. Sorry." Clyde W. Tombaugh (1906-1997) was hired in 1929 as an assistant by the Lowell Observatory in New Mexico to continue the search for a planet beyond Neptune, which had been initiated by Percival Lowell. Tombaugh used a blink microscope to compare photographs of a small part of the night sky and detect the planet. After ten months of painstaking comparisons, on February 18, 1930 he found Pluto in the constellation Gemini. Some of his ashes are carried on the New Horizons spacecraft, which is traveling toward Pluto. Vertical fold crosses "C" of signature. Otherwise, fine condition.

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