LINDBERGH, CHARLES. 1902-1974.
3 Autograph Letters Signed and 1 Typed Letter Signed ("Charles"), 10 pp, 4to, various places including Tokyo, Les Monts-de-Corsier, Darien, CT, and onboard a Pan-Am flight, June 29, 1968 to May 12, 1973, to Samuel F. Pryor, on light blue stationery, two letters with three holes punched at right margin, some staining to May 12, 1973 letter, otherwise fine, 2 with original autograph transmittal envelopes.
An interesting group of correspondence from Lindbergh's later years, including a long letter on his work as a conservationist. Lindbergh writes these letters to Samuel F. Pryor, a colleague at Pan-Am and a neighbor in Connecticut. He declines an invitation to attend the Bohemian Grove, discusses property issues in Connecticut, and briefs Pryor on his work to save the whales. In part: "The Antarctic blue-whale-unit quota has been set again at 32,000 whereas the estimated sustainable yield is 3400 bw.w. in the Antarctic. So at last we have the kill rate below the reproduction rate. / The ban on further harpooning of the critical species (blue, right, hump-back) is being continued all over the world. I have been able to discover no exceptions. (Actually there is an exception. A few right whales are killed each year by Eskimos.") A last-minute and unexpected get-together of the South Pacific Commission points toward an agreement in the South Pacific at a fin-whale quota of 1600 whales. (This is the estimated sustainable yield. The catch in 1967 was 2272 whales.) This is really good news, although the agreement is not yet certain."