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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 16, 1869.  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.

The letter is written to business partner James T. Ames regarding the management of their steamship company, following a visit by Lowe to Texas.

The letter is written across three panels of a single folded sheet of paper and signed at the conclusion by Lowe in fountain pen. The signed letter is in fine condition, aside from expected mailing folds.

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