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Correspondence of Octave Chanute, letters to Wilbur and Orville Wright

Creator:
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910  Search this
Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences (U.S.). Aeronautical Archives  Search this
Former owner:
Library of Congress  Search this
Names:
Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910 -- Correspondence  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 -- Correspondence  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 -- Correspondence  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((various pagings), 28 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Date:
1900-1910
General note:
Title transcribed from spine.
Carbon copy of the original typewritten transcript housed in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.
Leaves are printed on the recto side only.
"The letters from the Wright Brothers to Mr. Chanute are not available to the public by direction of Mr. O. Wright. Aeronautical Archives of the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences, New York, 1944. Missing numbers refer to letters from Wilbur Wright to Mr. Chanute"--P. 1.
A subject index (including personal names), having the typed title "Index of Octave Chanute letters to Wilbur and Orville Wright, May 17, 1900-January 23, 1910", is bound in at the front of the volume.
Local Notes:
NASMRB copy 39088013423348 has bookplate: Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences. Presented by the Library of Congress to the Aeronautical Archives. With the printed label for the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences mounted on the front covers and its embossed stamp on p. 1. Accession no.: 11127.

NASMRB copy has a blue cloth binding with gilt-tooled red spine label and gray endpapers
Topic:
Air pilots -- Correspondence  Search this
Aerodynamics  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-RR.TL540.C45A2w
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-rr-tl540-c45a2w

[Orville Wright to William Hammer : letter]

Collector:
Hammer, William J., (electrical engineer) (Wiiliam Joseph), 1858-1934  Search this
Author:
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (Wiiliam Joseph), 1858-1934 ((electrical engineer))  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7.1" x 7.3")
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Correspondence
Date:
July 17, 1913
Scope and Contents:
Acknowledgment for copies of "Chronolgy [sic] of Aviation." Photographic copy (?), cropped, marked 901.
Arrangement:
Series 1, box 3. folder 10.
Local Numbers:
AC0069-0000014 (AC scan number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Aviation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 1900-1950
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
William J. Hammer Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref3842

Orville Wright

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Standard number:
A-32497 or A32497
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10318

Wright Brothers Receive Langley Medal

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group
Date:
1910
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Langley Medal  Search this
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
82-3350
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9688

Wright, Orville. [photograph]

Photographer:
Hollinger  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
12/7/1906
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00181115
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370207

Wright Brothers, Dayton (OH) Life, Cycle Shop; Wright, Orville. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1897
Topic:
Aeronautics - History  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00181357
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389670

Wright Brothers, Patents, US, 821,393 (Flying Machine). [ephemera]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
5/26/1906
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Patents  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A00721
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389706

Dayton Wright DH-4 Family; Rinehart, Howard Max; Wright, Orville. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
5/14/1918
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Military  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00033591
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389891

Fort Myer Army Trial Flight Photographs

Creator:
Clime, W. S.  Search this
Names:
Knab, Frederick, 1865-1918  Search this
Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963  Search this
Selfridge, Thomas Etholen  Search this
Taylor, Charles Edward, 1868-1956  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographic prints
Place:
Fort Myer (Va.)
Date:
bulk 1908-1909
Scope and Contents:
The U.S. Army Signal Corps advertised for bids for a two-seat observation aircraft and in 1908 and 1909, the Wrights flew the Wright 1908 Military Flyer at official Army trials at Fort Myer, Virginia. On September 17, 1908, Orville Wright and Lieutenant Thomas Etholen Selfridge made a flight as a part of these trials. While in the air, a blade on the propeller broke and the aircraft fell from 75 feet up and landed on Wright and Selfridge. Both men sustained severe injuries. Wright broke a leg and several ribs, and Selfridge was taken off the field unconscious. Selfridge died shortly after the accident from his injuries and became powered flight's first fatality. The Army was to purchase the Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1) for {dollar}30,000 in 1909.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of 45 black and white photographs, of varying sizes and including some duplicates, taken by photographer W. S. Clime at the 1908-1909 official army trials at Fort Myer, Virginia. Shown in the images are the Wright 1908 Military Flyer in flight and on the ground; the crash that injured Orville Wright and killed Thomas Selfridge; and Thomas S. Baldwin with an Army dirigible. Other persons shown in the photographs include mechanic Charles W. Taylor; Major George O. Squier; Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm; Lieutenant Benjamin D. Foulois; Augustus Post; and Mrs. M. Longworth. The collection also contains one unrelated photograph of A. Roy Knabenshue making a flight over Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
A.S. Clime, Gift, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No. 1)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Citation:
Collection name, Accession XXXX-0904, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0904
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0904

[Orville Wright to William Hammer [letter]

Collector:
Hammer, William J., (electrical engineer) (Wiiliam Joseph), 1858-1934  Search this
Names:
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Collection Source:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hammer, William J. (Wiiliam Joseph), 1858-1934 ((electrical engineer))  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (11.0" x 8.5")
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Date:
July 17, 1913
Scope and Contents:
Thank you note for the copies of "Chronolgy [sic] of Aviation." Duplicate, marked 900.
Arrangement:
Series 1, box 3. folder 10.
Local Numbers:
AC0069-0000013 (AC scan number)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
William J. Hammer Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0069-ref3840

Wright aeroplane (close view), ready for a flight, Fort Myer, Va. [Active no. 11773 : stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Virginia
Fort Myer (Va.)
Date:
1900
1910
1900-1910
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
RSN 24731
AC0143-0024731 (AC scan number)
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_162598

Wright aeroplane just leaping from the starting-rail, Fort Myer, Va. 11774 interpositive

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 8"
Type:
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Virginia
Fort Myer (Va.)
Date:
1900-1910
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
RSN 24732
AC0143-0024732 (AC scan number)
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_162599

The Wright aeroplane in flight, Fort Myer. [Active no. 10577 : non-stereo interpositive.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright Brothers  Search this
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on glass
1 item, 5" x 4"
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Virginia
Fort Myer (Va.)
Date:
1900
1919
1900-1910
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Local number:
RSN 27644
AC0143-0027644 (AC scan number)
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection 1895-1921
Data Source:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_165508

Orville Wright and H. Rinehart with Dayton-Wright DeHavilland 4

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Ohio
Topic:
Dayton Wright Airplane Company  Search this
De Havilland 4 (Airplane)  Search this
Rinehart, Howard  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Inventors  Search this
De Havilland aircraft  Search this
Standard number:
A-38532-C or A38532C
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10316

Wright Brothers Outside Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1910
Topic:
Langley Medal  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Regents  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
22184 or MAH-22184
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_10319

Wright Brothers Outside Smithsonian Institution Building

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Cyano type; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1910
Topic:
Langley Medal  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
22183 or MAH-22183
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9649

Langley Medal Awarded to the Wright Brothers

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Samuel P. Langley Gold Medal for Aerodromics  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
circa 1909
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Aeronautics--Awards  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
A23967
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9769

Capable of Flight: The Feud Between the Wright Brothers and the Smithsonian

Author:
Crouch, Tom D  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Physical description:
pp. 34-46
Date:
Spring 1987
Topic:
Wright Flyer (Airplane)  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Langley Aerodrome  Search this
Langley Aerodrome Tests  Search this
Langley-Wright Controversy  Search this
Controversies  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Artifacts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3048

Bird wing & plain planes / by John Wood, 1994 ; in wonder of Orville & Wilbur Wright and their early experiments in glider flight, 1902

Title:
Bird wing and plain planes
Author:
Wood, John 1922-  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912 Experiments and observations in soaring flight  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912 Some aeronautical experiments  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Science and the Artist's Book (Exhibition)  Search this
Subject:
Wood, John 1922-  Search this
Wright, Orville 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Specimens
Pictorial works
Artists' books
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Place:
United States
Outer Banks (N.C.)
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Flight in art  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.W66 B5 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528672

Commander George C. Sweet Scrapbook

Creator:
Sweet, George C., 1877-1953  Search this
Names:
United States. Navy. Bureau of Navigation. Naval Aeronautical Board  Search this
Wright Flyer Army Trials -- Fort Myer, Vir.  Search this
Sweet, George C., 1877-1953  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Clippings
Date:
1918-1961
bulk 1938-1954
Scope and Contents:
The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, armed service memorabilia, invitations and one large photograph of Commander Sweet. The clippings are about Commander Sweet and also about the Wright Brothers.
Biographical / Historical:
Commander George C. Sweet (1877-1953) was a US Navy officer significant in promoting the early use of aircraft by the Navy. In September 1908, Commander Sweet, serving as a Naval observer, reported favorably on the Wright Brothers airplane demonstration at Fort Meyer, near Washington, DC. Following his appointment to the Naval Aeronautical Board, Commander Sweet received an opportunity to fly with the Wright Brothers, becoming the first Navy officer to travel in an airplane.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0017, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Clippings
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0017
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0017

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