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    [Amelia Earhart]. Two George P. Putnam Typed Letters Signed. George Putnam (1887-1950) first came into contact with his future wife, Amelia Earhart, when he was tasked with finding a woman to become the first female to cross the Atlantic by plane in 1928. Having helped publish Charles Lindbergh's wildly popular autobiography, We, in 1927, Putnam offered to help Earhart with her own. In 1928, Putnam published, 20 Hrs., 40 Min. The couple was married in 1931.

    The earlier of the two, a one page letter, measuring 7.25" x 10.5" and written on Amelia Earhart's personal letterhead, New York, February 12, 1935, is addressed to Marian Wienges of Augusta, Georgia, in part: "In the absence of Miss Earhart lecturing in the west, I am venturing to acknowledge our letter of the 4th. I remember so well Miss Earhart's enthusiasm for the pleasant time given her in Augusta. Yes, I think your maid was correct, and that aloft over the Pacific is a poor time in which to grow weary!" The second letter, also one page, on Putnam's personal letterhead measuring 8.25" x 11", September 24, 1937, was written two and a half months after Earhart's disappearance over the Pacific Ocean. Also addressed to Marian Wienges, Putnam writes, in full: "Only now, after these nightmare months, have I been able to catch up with the enormous correspondence that has accumulated since July. I do want you to know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness in writing as you did. I was always so sorry that I was not able to accompany Amelia when she visited Augusta. She told me what a particularly good time she had and what a pleasure it was to see you." Both letters come with the original transmittal envelopes.

    Condition: Folds. The earlier letter shows very faint spots of staining; the latter is lightly toned along the horizontal fold.


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