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Log of NC-4 NC Seaplane Division One (Notebook, Transatlantic Flight)

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 1919
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Cablegrams, Signals, and Dispatches

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 14, 1919 - June 4, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Extract from Portuguese Newspaper O Século

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 28, 1919
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence, Associação dos Engenheiros Civis Portugueses, Lisboa

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 30, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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"The Medal Presented to Commander Read by the City Council of Lisbon," Extract from O Século

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 30, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence, Foreign Service Committee Aero Club of America

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 31, 1919 - June 2, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence, Propaganda de Portugal

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 2, 1919
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence, Associação Commercial de Lisboa

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 3, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence, União de Agricultura Commercio e Industria

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
June 3, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report of Transatlantic Flight of NC-4

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July 1, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Invitation to Dinner Program, in honor of Albert Cushing Read, hosted by Glenn H. Curtiss

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July 10, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Report: Instrument Equipment of the NC-4

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
October 23, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Service of Rear Admiral Albert Cushing Read, Retired

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
approximately 1946
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Photograph of Albert Cushing Read on a Golf Course

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 15, 1919 - June 1, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection

Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Names:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Extent:
1.74 Cubic Feet (1 legal document box, three oversized boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Biographies
Clippings
Reports
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1919-1946
bulk May 1919 to June 1919
Summary:
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea.

This collection consists of the following: black scrapbook containing photographs with US Navy numbers; newspaper front pages; reports; cable grams; signals and dispatches; the NC-4 log; biography of Read; and correspondence.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: black scrapbook containing photographs with US Navy numbers; newspaper front pages; reports; cable grams; signals and dispatches; the NC-4 log; biography of Read; and correspondence in both Portuguese (with English translations) and English.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read (1887-1967) graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1907 and became Naval Aviator #24 in July 1915. In 1919, Read was the commander of the Curtiss NC-4, the first aircraft to fly across the Atlantic. The NC-4 covered 2150 nautical miles, from Nova Scotia to the Azores. The NC-4 was joined in the flight by the Curtiss NC-1 and Curtiss NC-3, but both the NC-1 and NC-3 were forced to land in the open sea.
Provenance:
Rear Admiral Albert C. Read, gift, 1962, XXXX.0391, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1)  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)  Search this
Curtiss NC-Boat Family  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Clippings
Reports
Scrapbooks
Logs (records)
Correspondence
Photographs
Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0391
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The Transatlantic Flight, by Commander Albert C. Read

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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NC-4 Clippings [from envelope]

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 19, 1919 - November 11, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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NC-4 Clippings

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 21, 1919 - June 1, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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NC-4 Clippings

Collection Creator:
Read, A. C. (Albert Cushing), 1887-1967  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
May 11, 1919 - May 20, 1919
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Admiral Albert C. Read, USN (Curtiss NC-4) Collection, Acc. XXXX.0391, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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