REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/28/1927 - HFSID 46345
Sale Price $337.50
The polar explorer signs a letter to an associate asking if she can inform him on the time of day his next lecture is
Typed letter signed: "R E Byrd", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. November 28, 1927. New York City, New York. In full: "My dear Miss Smith: Will you please advise me at what time of day my lecture in New York on the 15th will be given? Would like this information in order that I may know how to arrange other arrangements. 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. Holes on top left corner. Corners worn and creased. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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