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Item 335 - Orville Wright Catalog 578 (Mar 2020)

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TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, September 25, 1917. Letter to "His Royal Highness The Duke of Connaught," in full: "I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of Your Highness' letter and the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts, which were forwarded to me through the British Ambassador at Washington. I wish to express my appreciation of the honor conferred upon me by the Royal Society of Arts as a recognition of the work of my brother Wilbur and myself towards the solution of the problem of flight. I appreciate with the utmost gratification the honor of being placed by your Society among such men as those to whom this coveted medal has been awarded in years past." In fine condition, with several horizontal folds. Accompanied by a letter from the comptroller to the Duke of Connaught, dated November 10, 1917, forwarding the letter to the secretary of the Royal Society of Arts.

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