REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/22/1926 - HFSID 177309
RICHARD E. BYRD. TLS: "R E Byrd", 1p, 7¼x10½. Chicago, 1926 November 22. To Dr. Wallwyn Hervey, M.D., D.D.S., New York City. On Lott Hotels pictorial stationery. In part: "I regret to see you are in trouble over your polar cover.
Sale Price $337.50
RICHARD E. BYRD. TLS: "R E Byrd", 1p, 7¼x10½. Chicago, 1926 November 22. To Dr. Wallwyn Hervey, M.D., D.D.S., New York City. On Lott Hotels pictorial stationery. In part: "I regret to see you are in trouble over your polar cover. Apparently the mail clerk at the McAlpin Hotel has made some mistake in forwarding the letter to someone else of the name of Cox. Mr. Howard Cox has been my Secretary since the return of the Expedition...If you succeed in recovering the envelope, and will send it on to me...I shall be happy to autograph it for you...." Byrd and his pilot, Floyd Bennett, claimed to have reached the North Pole on May 9, 1926. Both men were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor after their return to the United States. Stained, soiled, lightly creased. Nicked left edge. Folds do not touch signature.
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