Lot 432: James H. Doolittle

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-06 13:05:27

Lot 432: Two items: a glossy 7.25 x 8.75 head-and-shoulders of Doolittle in uniform, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Col. Bill Westlake, In appreciation of his kindness and cooperation, J. H. Doolittle"; and a TLS signed "J.," one page, 7.25 x 10.5, personal letterhead, July 17, 1958, in part: "Your note of the 10th advising that a group of Air Force officers are tendering Bill Westlake a farewell supper…Would like very much to be in attendance, but am obliged to be in Northern Canada…at the mouth of the Mackenzie River on the Arctic Ocean. (We are doing a little exploration for oil in that area)." Photo is matted to an overall size of 12 x 14. Light scattered creases to the photo, and tape remnants and staining to the letter (lightly affecting the signature area), otherwise overall fine condition. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462 Wednesday, 14th October 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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