JOHN GLENN - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/17/1998 - HFSID 266128
Sale Price $270.00
John Glenn sends a typed letter of thanks for the holiday wishes and the wildflower honey.
Typed Letter signed: "John" as U.S. Senator, 1p, 7¼x10½. On his personal Senate letterhead. Washington, D.C.,1998 December 17. To Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan ("Pat and Liz"), Washington, D.C. In full: "Many thanks for sending the wildflower honey. Your thoughtfulness in sharing your spirit for the holiday is truly appreciated. Annie joins me in extending our best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and happy new year. Best regards, Sincerely," Postscript in Glenn's hand: "Best regards - That honey is the best, every year. Many thanks!" On February 20, 1962, John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. Aboard Friendship 7, the 40-year-old Mercury astronaut completed three orbits in 88 minutes and 29 seconds, traveling 75,679 statute miles. Over 36 years later, 77-year-old Senator Glenn was aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-95), October 29 to November 7, 1998, a nine-day mission during which the seven-person crew supported a variety of research payloads including investigations on space flight and the aging process. Glenn served four terms as a Democratic Senator from Ohio (1975-1999) and sought his Party's Presidential nomination in 1984. DIRECTLY FROM THE SALE OF THE ESTATE OF DANIEL PATRICK MOYNIHAN. Moynihan (1927-2003) represented New York in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat for four terms (1977-2001). A prolific author, he served in the administrations of four Presidents: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford". Estate inventory numbers in upper margin (ink) and left margin (stamp). Otherwise, fine condition.
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