Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 94

Price Realized: $ 1,170
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
LINDBERGH THE CONSERVATIONIST (AVIATORS.) CHARLES A. LINDBERGH. Three Typed Letters Signed, to Arthur G. Bourne, encouraging him to send writings relating to wildlife conservation, describing his own efforts to lessen the environmental impact of whaling in South America, remarking that he has been working on a new book for years [The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh, 1970?], mentioning his work with the World Wildlife Foundation, sending his wife's article on conservation in East Africa [not present], etc. Together 3 pages, each 4to, written on three sheets; first with short closed separation at fold. One with the original envelope. Les Monts-de-Corsier, Switzerland, 16; 31 August; Darien, CT, 4 November 1966

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16 August: ". . . When we talked in London during the meetings of the International Whaling Commission, you mentioned . . . papers you had written in regard to conservation planning. I would like to see these as the subject is very much in the foreground at the moment.

". . . I have just returned from three weeks in Peru, with Major Grimwood . . . . We went out on one of the whaling ships for two days. . . . Then visited the head of the company in Lima, in an attempt to persuade him to prohibit the further killing of blue and hump-back whales. (The catching ship we sailed on had killed, during the first seven months of 1966 . . . 304 sperm; 80 fin; 36 blue; and 13 hump-back. . . ."

31 August: ". . . I have sent your article to DeWitt Wallace, along with a personal letter emphasizing how valuable and constructive an article on whales would be at this time. But don't count on anything here. . . . [T]he last contact I had with him about whales had no results. . . .

". . . I have been working for more than thirteen years now on the manuscript for another book, and it is still years from completion. Whatever . . . writing time I have, I must put on that. . . ."

4 November: ". . . Our re-organization of the U.S. WWF is well underway, and I am much encouraged, although I fully realize that a great deal remains to be done."

WITH--Retained carbon copies of two of Bourne's letters to Lindbergh. Each 1 page, 4to. Tilehurst, 21 May 1967; Np, 17 June 1969.