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    Charles Lindbergh Typed Letter Signed "Charles A. Lindbergh". One page, 8.5" x 11", Greenough, Montana, December 29, 1968. A letter to Norman Cousins responding to a suggestion that Lindbergh write an article for the Saturday Review. Lindbergh declines citing his busy schedule and existing writing commitments. Included with the letter is the original transmittal envelope.

    Lindbergh is best known for his legendary non-stop thirty-three hour flight from New York to Paris in 1927, but before that he served as chief pilot for the Contract Air Mail Route #2 (CAM-2) which he laid out himself. The Route provided mail service between St. Louis and Chicago, with stops in Peoria and Springfield. After he became America's golden boy, he used his status to continue to promote the use of aviation in the mail service. His popularity boosted the country's interest in both air mail and commercial travel.

    Condition: Light toning, usual mail folds, else fine.


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    October, 2017
    19th Thursday
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