REAR ADMIRAL RICHARD E. BYRD - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/18/1930 - HFSID 33558
Sale Price $337.50
In regards to money lost in a speech at the New York Athletic Club, he states that he is a member of the club, and that a suit "is not worth it as far as the money is concerned"
Typed letter signed: "Dick", in black ink, 1 page, 8½x11. December 18, 1930. New York City, New York. In full: "My dear Bim: I arrived home and find there is no let up. I am going as hard now as I did during the lecture tour because things have piled up. About the New York Athletic Club, I am a member of that club and I think a suit would be very bad. It is not worth it as far as the money is concerned. I am enclosing a letter to Major Kennelly [item not included]. Please get it to him by special messenger so as to be sure it reaches him, that is, if you agree with what I have said in it. Of course you might explain to him, if you can get at him but I doubt if you can, that I lost quite a little money on that lecture. Sincerely yours". Post script: "I am pretty much done - all shot". 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. Hole in top left margin. Normal mailing folds. Fine condition.
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