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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. Single piece.

Translation from French to Portuguese

Hotel du Park, Gstaad, January 1, 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 only two hours from Val-Mont and it seems to me that it's already the end of the world!

I did some skiing, but it was so hard that I haven't gone the last eight days. Are you going to Megeve?


Santos Dumont

On the occasion, Santos Dumont (1873 - 1932), sick and undergoing treatment in Switzerland, wrote in French to Paul Tissandier (1881 - 1945), son of the Frenchman Gaston Tissandier, famous engine inventor. Trained as a pilot by American brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright, Paul also had experience with dirigible balloons, hydrofoils, cars and machines, all with which he set many speed records. Thus, a great friendship was born between Santos Dumont and Tissandier.

Extensive letters from 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 personage in History. Furthermore, it is unprecedented in Brazil, having been acquired by the Tissandier family, in 2018, in France.

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