Aix-en-Provence [France]: 20 January, 1931.
1 p. on "Gd Hotel De La Mule Noire" letterhead. 8-1/4 x 11 inches. ‘I Have Had So Many Exciting Experiences…’. Old folds, minor chipping to edges, minor tears not affecting text, else very good Item #310341
An anecdotal letter from one of the foremost travel writers of the first half of the 20th century.Reading in part: “I have had so many exciting experiences that I really cannot think of one I should put ahead of the others. Perhaps escaping from bandits in China would be, or almost drowning in a river in the Andes in South America … Personally I have found it better to do as well as I can everything that came to hand, and then let circumstances show the way to go. For instance, I learned several foreign languages in college, without knowing until much later that they would be indispensable to the career I finally chose — or which chose me.”
American, Harry A Franck (1881-1962) chronicled his adventurous and often dangerous treks around the world.
As a high school student, Seymour Halpern (1913-1997), wrote letters to many notables of the day inquiring about their ideas to the keys to success in life. He would later go on to serve as Republican from New York to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st and 92nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1973.