THE PROPERTY OF A NORTHEAST COLLECTOR
ANDRÉE, Salomon August (1654-1897). Autograph letter signed ("S.A. Andrée"), to "Mr. le Reducteur in chef," Stockholm, 25 November 1896. 2¼ pages, 8vo. In French.
THE PIONEER ARCTIC BALLOONIST DISPELS RUMORS THAT HE HAS GIVEN UP HIS PURSUIT OF THE NORTH POLE. Andrée began publishing his plans to reach the pole by balloon in 1895. Andrée responds to an article in the editor's most recent paper in which it assumed that he has abandoned his attempt: "you will permit me to rectify this assumption; in truth I have already received the necessary sum to renew this attempt next year, and I hope that nothing will prevent me from realizing it. The observations which were made last year prove that this enterprise may certainly be realized ... I hope that your countrymen will follow this project to its end; science will gain from it."