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Manuscript postcard by Alberto de Santos Dumont to his brother-in-law (1926)

Manuscript postcard by Alberto de Santos Dumont to his brother-in-law (1926)

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In 1926, Alberto Santos Dumont sends news from the Swiss Alps to his brother-in-law, Guilherme.

Manuscript postcard by Alberto Santos Dumont to his sister Virgínia's family. On the back, a photograph of the “Château de Chillon et les dents du midi”. One page. Front and back. In Portuguese. 14cm x 9cm. Switzerland, October 23, 1926. In perfect condition. Single piece.

Dear Guilherme – Today we wake up with all the mountains covered in snow and it's falling right here! Thanks for the newspaper clippings. I still don't know what I'm going to do this is where I'm going. I have no news about Jorge, but I hope he makes a good deal. I miss Virginia, Margarida and all of the family.

A hug from Alberto.

A 23.10.26

G. Villares
195 ave. paulista
São Paulo
Le 15.11.26

Santos Dumont's three older sisters married three brothers, respectively. Guilherme was one of them, a miner, husband of Virgínia and it is believed that Margarida is a daughter of the couple. The family lived at the prestigious Avenida Paulista, number 105, where Santos Dumont often stayed and where he was transported before his funeral in 1932.

Santos Dumont's letters to his family are unusual, especially with his informal signature: “Alberto”. The aviator, alone in the Swiss winter, expresses a certain melancholy towards his relatives, he misses his sister, his family and probably Brazil. Also notable is the recipient's address, significant in Santos Dumont's life. Finally, an extremely important criterion for a collector, the letter was very well preserved and its condition is excellent.

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