Item #28419 Typed Letter Signed / Partly-printed Autograph Document. Floyd GIBBONS.
Typed Letter Signed / Partly-printed Autograph Document.

Typed Letter Signed / Partly-printed Autograph Document.

Colorful American adventurer and World War One "Chicago Tribune" war correspondent, aviation adventurer, writer, editor, radio commentator. Item #28419

Three items, the first being a TLS, 1p, 8½" X 10 3/4", Chicago Tribune letterhead, Paris, France, 1921 November 30. Addressed to Messrs. A.N. Marquis & Company. Very good. Minor edgewear. Encloses "a corrected personal sketch" of his "Who's Who" entry and orders a copy of the completed book. The second and third items consist of two partly-printed unsigned ADs, 2pp, 8½" X 11", Paris, France, 1921 November 30. Very good. Minor soiling. Updating form sent out by "Who's Who" for its 1922-23 edition, on orange paper, with Gibbons' 2½" X 3½" biographical entry from the previous edition affixed onto the blank center area. In heavy pencil, Gibbons has made extensive minor corrections, most notably adding the following: "While passenger on SS Laconia torpedoed and sunk night Feb 25 1917 200 miles off Irish coast, after night in small boat rescued and cabled 4000 word account of disaster in which American lost lives." The third page is identical to the second, but affixed to the center is the corrected entry with Gibbons' changes incorporated. A fascinating document recording the daring exploits of this legendary correspondent. Lastly, also present is a printed condolence acknowledgment card sent out by Gibbons' family upon his death, heavy stock 4 3/4" X 3½", n.p., n.y. [1939]. Ornately printed: "The family of / Floyd Gibbons / appreciates and gratefully acknowledges / your kind expression of sympathy." Fine.

Price: $400.00

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