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Thaddeus S.C. Lowe

Autographed Letter

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Thaddeus S.C. Lowe (August 20, 1832 - January 16, 1913), notable 19th century American aeronautics pioneer and later Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army Balloon Corps in the Civil War, authentic, autographed vintage, handwritten letter (ALS), dated September 20, 1867.  Lowe is considered the father of military aerial reconnaissance in the U.S. and was personally appointed to the position of Chief Union Aeronaut by President Abraham Lincoln.

Writing to business partner James T. Ames, Lowe writes: "My affairs are working well here and by Wednesday of next way I expect to be in Chicopee. My particular friend Dr. Coswell who has just returned from Europe will accompany me. He wishes to look at you cabinet and has other objects, which I will explain when I see you.  The doctor is a gentleman of taste wealth and refinement.  I hope that you can make it convenient to take that trip to Mount Holyoke while we are there.  Yours truly..."

The letter is written on a single sheet of paper and signed at the conclusion by Lowe in fountain pen. The signed letter is in fine condition.

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