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LINDBERGH, Charles A. (1902-1974), Aviator. Collection of 13 autograph letters signed and 2 typed letters signed ("Charles A. Lindbergh," "C.A.L.") to Dorothy Hutchison, 1936-1939. Together 28 pages, 4tos and 8vo, one in pencil . [ With :] LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. Collection of 11 autograph letters signed ("Anne Lindbergh," or "A.M.L."), and 1 AN, unsigned, to Dorothy Hutchison, 1936-1939. Together 24 pages, 8vos and 12mos, two in pencil . Also with various newspaper clippings and blank postcards of Illiec.
LINDBERGH, Charles A. (1902-1974), Aviator. Collection of 13 autograph letters signed and 2 typed letters signed ("Charles A. Lindbergh," "C.A.L.") to Dorothy Hutchison, 1936-1939. Together 28 pages, 4tos and 8vo, one in pencil . [ With :] LINDBERGH, Anne Morrow. Collection of 11 autograph letters signed ("Anne Lindbergh," or "A.M.L."), and 1 AN, unsigned, to Dorothy Hutchison, 1936-1939. Together 24 pages, 8vos and 12mos, two in pencil . Also with various newspaper clippings and blank postcards of Illiec. THE LINDBERGHS ESCAPE TO EUROPE, BUT RETURN ON EVE OF WW II TO SET UP "OUR NEW ORGANIZATION IN THIS COUNTRY" An extensive archive of letters from both Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh to their personal assistant during the Lindberghs retreat to England and then to France following the gruelling media circus of the kidnapping trial. The letters discuss their travels on the Continent and to Calcutta (during which Hutchison stayed in England and looked after the Lindbergh's son Jon), and express their wish for a complete separation from the madness they escaped from in America. Charles does not want to hear even from his mother: "Do not forward letters from my mother unless marked for forwarding by her." Anne Lindbergh-her literary career thriving-does ask for mail from her publisher, Harcourt. Bitterly refuting a false press story, Charles writes: "Remember, please, that the press has always reported us crashed on every long trip we have ever made." A grave concern for the Lindberghs surviving child arises in 1938 when Hutchison informs them that her brother contracted poliomyelitis. "Please do not come until the quarantine period is completely over, or before you communicate with us again. Meanwhile, I will talk to the doctors about the situation. I hope your brother recovers quickly." (He did, without any adverse consequences.) In a follow-up letter Lindbergh takes no chances and tells Hutchison "to wait for at least one more week, and possibly two, before your return." Sailing back to England on the S.S. President Harding, Lindbergh makes light of rough seas and asks Hutchison to "tell Jon that none of the waves have come in our room yet." Both write consolingly to Hutchison upon the death of her mother. The Lindberghs missed her presence greatly once they returned to America. In June 1939, Charles refers to his summons from General Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold, to serve on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, to help prepare American aviation for a coming world war: "we have missed you very much here, especially while we were setting up our new organization in this country." This three-year European chapter was a turning point in Lindbergh's life. His visits to Germany and his meetings with high Nazi officials, proved controversial. Upon his return in 1939, his advice on aviation defence was soon superseded--to President Roosevelt's fury--by his prominent role in America First, the isolationist organization opposing FDR's policy of aid to the Allies. Dorothy Hutchison came from a privileged background. Her father was Scottish and her mother American. Her grandfather founded the well-known trading company of John D Hutchison in Shanghai around 1880. This company is now known as Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, one of the largest and most prestigious companies in Hong Kong, with an annual turnover of around $40 billion. Her Uncle John Hutchison became the British Charge d'Affaire in Peking after WWII. She had a first class education and spoke fluent French.

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana
Auktionsdatum: 19.06.2014
Adresse: Christie's
19 June 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center