May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 30

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
(AVIATORS.) EARHART, AMELIA. Autograph Letter Signed, 'AmeliaMEarhart,' to 'My dear Miss Sargent,' explaining that she had taken up social work while pursuing aviation and stating that she sometimes longs to visit New York City. 2 pages, 8vo, written on the recto and verso of a single sheet, 'Denison House' stationery; some fading to text and signature (but quite legible), horizontal folds. Boston, 27 December 1927

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'. . . How long ago we were together in N.Y.!
'I see by your address you are in Mt. Vernon. My sister almost accepted a position not far away from there and I thought of you while she was considering it.
'As you see by my address I am living in town doing social settlement work. I find it as absorbing as teaching and even more occupying.
'I have charge of the girls activities and do some adult work beside. And I can't let aviation drop despite the heavy program.
'. . . I envy you, being near New York City and sometimes wish I could get away from here to go thence.
'May the best joys that Allah can concoct be yours this year.'