Lot #1264
Charles Lindbergh Autograph Letter Signed

Lindbergh enrolls his son at the International School of Geneva: "I don't know about the girl supply; but there are some pretty good looking ones in French Switzerland"

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Lindbergh enrolls his son at the International School of Geneva: "I don't know about the girl supply; but there are some pretty good looking ones in French Switzerland"

ALS, in pencil, signed "Father," three onionskin pages, 8.25 x 10.75, January 29, 1960. Handwritten letter from Switzerland to his son. In part: "Yesterday, I enrolled you in the International School of Geneva, Switzerland. You are definitely accepted, but this must be held in strict confidence until you receive formal notification of acceptance. You are to report to the school on the 10th, 11th, or 12th of September—not earlier than the 10th and not later than the 12th, with the 11th being probably the best date…Mr. Forbes was quite impressed by the record you made at camp last summer, and, I think very much interested in you and the interests you are developing. He thought you might be able to take the school's advanced course in mathematics next winter if your marks in that subject stay up this year. I have the feeling that you are going to get a lot out of this school and a year in Europe. I don't think you will have to slave at the studies, but of course there will be considerable work and concentration involved & incidentally, Mr. Forbes said to tell you to bring your skis…I read the list of subjects you want to take and apparently most of them will be available. You are to board at the school, in an ex-private residence that holds about twenty boys—two or three to a room. Each boy arranges and decorates his own corner with posters, animal skins hung on the wall, or anything else that is not too inappropriate…There is talk about a mountain-climbing expedition on Mt. Etna next winter (vacation time) and a choice between this and skiing for boys who don't go home for Christmas. But this is only a possibility, and may depend on a reasonably good scholastic standing! I don't know about the girl supply; but there are some pretty good looking ones in French Switzerland." Lindbergh adds another notation on the first page, "If you like the school, which I think you will, you have your mother to thank for finding it. I've just finished the enrollment that she started last summer." In fine condition, with light creasing, a paperclip impression to the upper left corner, and minor edge loss to the last page. A seldom-seen side of Lindbergh as father rather than as aviator.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Animation
  • Dates: #649 - Ended December 07, 2022





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