1928-1930s ARCHIVE OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED ITEMS, MAPS AND CLIPPINGS RELATING TO ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS


On offer is a fascinating vintage collection autograph materials, an ALS, clippings and maps of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Admiral Richard Byrd's First Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). Included are original newspaper clippings from The New York Times, including a full page from, May 19 1929, headline "What Byrd's Men Do In The Antarctic Night" with photographs of one of Byrd's planes, his two ships, the Headquarters Hut, the setting sun and radio equipment and antennas. Also included; an 8pp rotogravure section from May 4, 1930 illustrating "Admiral Byrd's Great Adventure in the Antarctic" with numerous photographs of Little America including the expedition members, landscapes, polar life and much more; also a column-length article relating to his second expedition headlined "Byrd's Ship Bear To Sail Tomorrow" (1933-35); two color maps, approx 28"x20", one a 1930 Geographic Society detailed lithograph of the "Antarctic Regions" with insets of "Byrd's South Pole Flight", "King Edward VII Land", "Part of Marie Byrd Land" and "Antarctic Archipelago" indicating routes of various explorers including Admunsen and Shackleton; and the other a 1933 "Little America Aviation and Exploration Club Map Used by Admiral Byrd exclusively on both of his Antarctic Expeditions" courtesy of "The Tide Water Oil Co." Also present is letterhead of the Freeport, NY, Order of Elks signed by eight members of both the first and second expeditions with second page penned in another hand adding further information; plus an ALS by expedition member ARTHUR B. CREAGH, San Pedro, CA, Sep 28, 1930 to Albin Johnson "Part Exalted Ruler" of the Order of Elks in Freeport. Creagh thanks him "for the wonderful time you and your brother Elks gave us that night at Freeport, Long Island on our return from the Byrd's South Pole Expedition…" accompanied by original mailing envelope. Lastly, a lengthy printed Washington Bureau biographical printed pamphlet, 4pp, 7"x8½", by Ruth Robertson entitled "A Brief Account of Read Admiral Byrd's Flights Over the North and South Poles and Other Achievements". The newspaper clippings are generally toned and brittle, the photogravure in particular is fragile. All evidence usual folds with occasional partial fold separations with only small paper loss. Letter is in excellent condition. All have been preserved in large vintage envelope. This period collection of historic content remains an important reflection of the early exploration of Antarctica by America's foremost explorer of the time. G+.

Title: 1928-1930s ARCHIVE OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT AND TYPED ITEMS, MAPS AND CLIPPINGS RELATING TO ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

Author Name: ARTHUR B. CREAGH and OTHER MEMBERS OF ADMIRAL BYRD'S ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

Categories: 20th Century Ephemera, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: SAN PEDRO CALIFORNIA CA, 1928

Book Condition: Good+

Type: English

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 000893

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