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    Admiral Richard E. Byrd Typed Letter Signed. One page, 8" x 10.5", on Navy Department letterhead. Washington, D.C.; October 21, 1946. A letter to a friend with good content regarding Operation Highjump, a naval expedition to the Antarctic.

    He writes: "The very confidential matter I told you about seems to be going through to a conclusion, but I have a much easier job since it is official. You must keep it absolutely confidential. It is a 'TOP SECRET' even in the Navy Department where everyone knows about the Expedition though it [he adds in holograph] the expedition is confidential." Signed "Dick".

    Flattened folds, with a previous dealers price in pencil at bottom right.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2015
    10th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 16
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