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Handwritten letter from Alberto Santos Dumont to Paul Tissandier (1927)

Handwritten letter from Alberto Santos Dumont to Paul Tissandier (1927)

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In 1927, Alberto Santos Dumont writes from Switzerland to the French engineer Paul Tissandier

  • Handwritten letter from Alberto Santos Dumont to Paul Tissandier.
  • One page.
  • In French.
  • 21.3 cm x 27 cm.
  • January 1, 1927.
  • Gstaad, Switzerland.
  • Excellent condition.
  • Unique piece.

Translation from French to Portuguese

Hotel du Park, Gstaad, 1 January 1927

My dear friend,

Thank you for your Happy New Year message. I also wish you and the whole family a very happy 1927. I came to Gstaad, which is just two hours from Val-Mont and it seems to me that it is already the end of the world!

I skied a little, but it was so difficult that I didn't go again for the last eight days. Are you going to Megève?


Santos Dumont

On that occasion, Santos Dumont (1873 - 1932), ill and undergoing treatment in Switzerland, wrote in French to Paul Tissandier (1881 - 1945), son of Frenchman Gaston Tissandier, famous engine inventor. Trained as a pilot by American brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, Paul also had experience with airships, hovercrafts, cars and machines, all of which achieved many speed records. In this way, a great friendship was born between Santos Dumont and Tissandier.

Extensive letters by Santos Dumont are rare and highly sought after. The state of conservation of this document is very good, in addition to the recipient being an important character in History. Furthermore, it is unprecedented in Brazil, having been acquired by the Tissandier family in 2018, in France.

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