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Charles A. Lindbergh Letters

Identifier: SC 00389

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains three letters, dated April 24, June 7, and July 7, 1944, handwritten by Charles A. Lindbergh, Coronado, California and the South Pacific, to Paul S. Baker, Engineering Division, Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut. He discusses the performance, design, and mechanical problems of the Corsair F4U fighter plane. Also enclosed are two letters dated April 11 and April 18, 1944, from U.S. Marine Corps officers to Lindbergh about problems with the Corsair F4U. Two copies of the Air Power History publication (Volume 46, Number 2, Summer 1999 and Volume 49, Number 2, Summer 2002) feature articles about Lindbergh and are included with this collection.


  • Creation: 1944, 1999, and 2002


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Baker, Williamsburg, Virginia, on January 5, 1993. Originally Mss. Acc. 1993.01.

Karen King, SCRC Staff
January 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository