Lot 419: Orville Wright

RR Auction

2015-11-30 14:51:34

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Lot 419: TLS, one page, 7.25 x 10.25, personal letterhead, October 12, 1934. Letter to Donald M. Boyer, in full: "Please extend to the Trustees and Faculty of Norwich University my thanks for the invitation to be present at the inauguration of Mr. Porter H. Adams as President of the University on October twenty-second. I congratulate the University on its securing the services of a man of Mr. Adams' ability, and regret I can not be present at his inauguration." In fine condition, with staple holes and a light paperclip impression to upper left corner. Learning to fly at a young age, Porter Hartwell Adams's interest in aviation grew throughout his life. A pioneer in aeronautical engineering at MIT, he went on to serve as president of the National Aeronautic Association from 1926 to 1928.Wright was Adams's honorary guest at Washington's International Civil Aeronautics Conference in 1928. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 466 Wednesday, 9th December 2015 Estimate: $1500-2000
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