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    Charles Lindbergh Autograph Letter Signed "Charles A. Lindbergh." Four pages, verso only, 6" x 9.25", on "Huckins Hotels" letterhead, Oklahoma City, September 29, 1927, to friend and publicist, Richard "Dick" Blythe. It reads, in full:

    "This letter is, as most others, about two months late.

    "Every city and town on this tour compares to Washington, New York, and St. Louis in the receptions; if not in volume, then in intensity. Consequently I have very little time available for writing.

    "We all thot [sic] that, as time went on, the enthusiasm would die down, but it is still as fresh as ever at each city visited and there are no apparent signs of diminishment.

    "The plane and engine are both in excellent condition and show very little sign of use.

    "As you know, the motor has not been overhauled yet we have not had even minor difficulty on the tour and it has been in the air a total of 301 hours. (93 hrs previous to this tour).

    "I am looking forward to seeing you in New York in October. Best regards to Harry."

    Each page has smoothed folds and uneven, light toning. Page one has a small tear at the top edge and slight chipping at the left edge.

    Two months after his record breaking journey from New York to Paris on May 20-1, 1927, Lindbergh embarked on a three month tour of America organized and sponsored by Long Island millionaire, Harry Guggenheim, and the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics. He departed on the so-called Guggenheim Tour from Michel Field, Long Island, New York, on July 20, 1927, where in the ensuing three months he would visit forty-eight states and ninety-two cities. He would partake in a number of parades (traveling a combined distance of 1,290 miles) and would give 147 speeches. During the tour, he would log 260 hours and forty-five minutes in the air and would fly 22,350 miles. He returned to Michel Field on October 23, 1927. From the Richard Blythe Aviation Collection.

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