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Tschiffely, Aimé Felix, 1895-1954



Aimé Félix Tschiffely was born on May 7, 1895 in Bern, Switzerland. He was an Argentine professor, writer, and adventurer who wrote a number of books, most famously "Tschiffely's Ride" (1933) in which he recounts his solo journey on horseback from Argentina to New York City. Tschiffely was a household name in the United States during the 1930s, meeting with President Calvin Coolidge and appearing in National Geographic Magazine and earning a living from his popular book sales. He died on January 5, 1954.

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Aime Felix Tschiffely letters and manuscript

Identifier: MS-219
Date(s): 1933 to 1954

Aime Felix Tschiffely (1895-1954), writer. The collection contains letters to Herbert Faulkner West principally concerned with research on R.B. Cunninghame Graham and other literary matters as well as the manuscript of his biography of Cunninghame Graham, "Don Roberto."

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