Aviation pioneer and celebrated Medal of Honor recipient Charles Lindbergh (d.1974) has endorsed this 1940 correspondence with a potent signature befitting an icon of his stature. With the original postmarked envelope accompanying, the standard 8-/12 x 11 sheet has typewritten content in which Lindbergh regretfully declines a speaking engagement. (By all accounts, Lindbergh took residence in Europe from 1935 until 1941 following the kidnapping of his child.) At the conclusion, his black ink signature exhibits ("9") strength, though very slight ink migration at the end of the surname warrants an overall assessment of ("8"). Auction LOA from James Spence Authentications. Full description on our website.
Dated "November 27, 1040," the letter reads:
Dear Mrs. Greenfield
Thank you very much for your Nov. 16th letter inviting me to give an address before the National Legion of American Mothers in Philadelphia. I am extremely sorry to reply that my plans make it impossible for me to schedule additional engagements for the future and that, consequently, I am unable to accept.
I want you to know, however, that I thoroughly appreciate your consideration in extending this invitation.
(signed) Charles A. Lindbergh