Byrd, Richard E. (1888-1957) Typed Letter Signed, 30 October 1930. Single leaf of Byrd Antarctic Expedition note paper, to Vincent Astor, with personal notes about lecturing and writing his book, news of men from the expedition, and a mention of some relics, old folds, 8 1/2 x 11 in.
"I am much obliged to you for what you say about Melville. It has been the devil's own job getting positions for all the men during these hard times, and it does seem a pity for Melville not to have anything. There isn't a single vacant skipper's billet that I can find. I am now supporting four or five of the fellows until they can get places. I have some relics for you if you want them, - one is a flag which I carried for you on the South Polar Flight. If it means anything to you I will send it along when I go home Christmas."
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