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Item 4558 - Charles Lindbergh Typed Letter Signed Catalog 594 (Oct 2020)

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TLS signed “C. A. Lindbergh,” one page, 8 x 10.5, Embassy of the United States of America letterhead, December 16, 1927. Letter to Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Aeronautics William MacCracken, written from Mexico. In full: "Many thanks for your kind telegram of congratulations." Lindbergh adds a handwritten postscript, initialed "C. A. L.," in full: "Please give my best regards to Mrs. MacCracken." In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the two left corners, light irregular toning, and light show-through from old mounting remnants behind the signature.

Lindbergh had just completed the first non-stop flight from Washington D.C. to Mexico City, a trip arranged by his future father-in-law Dwight Morrow, who hoped to leverage Lindbergh's celebrity in relations between the nations. It was during this Mexican trip that Lindbergh met Morrow's daughter, Anne, whom he would marry in 1929. The recipient of this letter, William P. MacCracken, was an experienced aviator who served as a flight instructor during World War I and became the first federal regulator of commercial aviation. In that capacity, he helped to draft key safety standards and regulations that became part of the 1930 Air Mail Act.

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