RICHARD EVELYN BYRD COLLECTION. Small group of documents and photographs relating to Byrd, comprising: <BR />
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RICHARD EVELYN BYRD COLLECTION. Small group of documents and photographs relating to Byrd, comprising:
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BYRD, RICHARD EVELYN. Small group of documents and photographs relating to Byrd, comprising: <BR />
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RICHARD EVELYN BYRD COLLECTION.
Small group of documents and photographs relating to Byrd, comprising:
1. 4 Typed Letters Signed ("R.E. Byrd," "Dick Byrd"), 4 pp recto only, 10½ x 8½ inches, Massachusetts, August, 1927-December, 1938, to the journalist Daniel Rochford, mostly of fairly brief content, together with a letter from Rochford to Byrd in 1927 relating to a Trans-Atlantic fund.
2. Typed Letter from the office of the Governor of Massachusetts relating to the welcoming home of Byrd after his 1933–35 Antarctic Expedition.
3. Dinner menu for a meal in honor of Byrd at the Hotel Astor, June 25, 1930 ("Coupe of melon South Pole," "Brook Trout in Jelly à la Byrd"), and seating list for the same. Together with invitation to the 1935 welcome home dinner.
4. Postal cover with "Byrd Antarctic Expedition II" cachet and Little America, Antarctica, January 30, 1935 postmark.
5. 4 black and white photographs, 7 x 9 inches and smaller, of: the Antarctic Expedition II Curtiss-Wright Condor (2); the Lockheed Vega used by Amelia Earhart to cross the Atlantic on May 20, 1932, but lent to the polar aviator Bernt Balchen to confuse the press; Byrd.
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