JOHN (HENRY CECIL) HUNT - TYPED NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 84445
John Hunt sends a typed note with his autograph to a collector.
Typed Note Signed: "John Hunt", 1p, 3¾x2 piece of paper. No place, no date. In full: "I hope you will accept this letter for your autograph collection, but you can always cut my signature off the bottom if you prefer. Yours sincerely," John Hunt (1910-1988) was an accomplished mountaineer, having spent childhood holidays climbing in the Alps. When he was chosen to lead the team to conquer Everest, he already had extensive knowledge of the Himalayas due to several expeditions he took part in while serving in India in the 1930s. He did not put himself on either of the two summit teams, believing that his role as a coordinating leader would be more crucial to the success of the team as a whole. He made it possible for Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to reach the top. John Hunt was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 after leading the first successful Mount Everest expedition. Irregular edges. Fine condition.
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