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    Amelia Earhart Typed Letter Signed. One page on Cosmopolitan magazine letterhead, 7.25" x 10.5", New York City, January 28, 1929. Less than a year after her famous Atlantic crossing, and during an exhausting lecture tour (1928-29), the famed aviatrix sent this letter to a young aviation fan, Robert J. Braly of Los Angeles. Earhart's letter reads in full: "I am glad you are interested in aviation. I hope your interest will extend beyond reading books. You don't tell me whether you have ever flown in an airplane. I am sure you will like it, if you do so. The opportunities will no doubt be as common as those for automobiling, by the time you are grown up. Sincerely yours, Amelia Earhart."

    Amelia Earhart was an accomplished and articulate writer who served as aviation editor for Cosmopolitan magazine from 1928 to 1930. She authored numerous magazine articles and essays, and published two books based upon her experiences as a flyer. Letter is lightly age toned; paper clip indentation at upper right. Very fine condition. Although Earhart signed photographs are relatively easy to obtain, letters from the great aviatrix are somewhat rare.

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