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REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 07/25/1955 - HFSID 83129

He signs a typed letter to Leon Gutterman, thanking him for an advance copy of his then new magazine Wisdom: The Magazine of Knowledge and Education, saying that his objectives with the magazine are the attributes of "good people"

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RICHARD E. BYRD
He signs a typed letter to Leon Gutterman, thanking him for an advance copy of his then new magazine Wisdom: The Magazine of Knowledge and Education, saying that his objectives with the magazine are the attributes of "good people"
Typed letter signed: "Richard E Byrd", in black ink, 1 page, 7¾x10½. United States Antarctic Expedition letterhead. Boston, Massachusetts. July 25, 1955. In full: "Dear Mr. Gutterman:- I thank you very much indeed for sending me an advance copy of WISDOM. It seems to me that at the expenditure of a great deal of effort you have made for yourself and your associates an opportunity to lessen the disharmony that is plaguing individuals and nations in the world. I feel sure that you would like this to be at least one of your objectives; and I congratulate you and wish you success. And effort to dissipate disharmony now and for the future it seems to me is due to a divine urge and is naturally the attribute of what we call "good people"! I am sure that WISDOM is going to do a lot of good. I shall read all of it carefully. Wish best wishes, Sincerely". On May 9, 1926, Richard Evelyn Byrd (1888-1957) and Floyd Bennett became the first to fly over the North Pole. Both were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Scholars have raised questions about whether or not Byrd actually reached the North Pole but all have agreed Byrd thought he had reached the North Pole. In 1929,Byrd established the "Little America" Antarctica base and flew (indisputably) over the South Pole. He was promoted to Rear Admiral upon his return in 1930. On his Antarctic expeditions in the 1930s, Byrd discovered Marie Byrd Land and the Edsel Ford Mountains. Still exploring in his late 60s, he commanded the Operation High Jump (1946-1947) and Operation Deep Freeze (1955-1956) operations. Normal mailing folds. Stain on left margin. Corners lightly worn. Fine condition.

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