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Correspondence between Orville Wright and Mr. O. G. Simmons

Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence from Orville Wright to Brummitt

Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1945
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Misc. Wilbur Wright Notes, Sketch, and Correspondence with Mr. Ralph H. Upson and Mr. J.W. See

Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909-1911
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Orville Wright Correspondence with The National Aeronautic Association

Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Misc. Orville Wright Correspondence: Ford and Jones

Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929
1937
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Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Contract for Frank Coffyn (Mechanic and Aviator for the Wright Company)

Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Correspondence between Orville Wright and Mr. Otto T. Mallery

Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Original Bid of Wright Brothers for Military Airplane

Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911
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Collection Citation:
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The Wright Brothers, Correspondence with J. W. See

Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911
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Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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The Wright Brothers, Correspondence with Lester Gardner

Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1945
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Misc. Wright Material

Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912-1928 and undated
Scope and Contents:
Mr. Coffyn - Katharine Wright Correspondence; List of Attendees of Michigan Alumni during International Civil Aeronautics Conference; 2 copies of "The Beginning of Human Flight"
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The Wright Flyer and Aviation Flight Log Wright Hydroaeroplane Navy No. B-1

Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Circa 1911 and undated
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Collection Citation:
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NAA Letter Signed by Witnesses Etheridge, Dough, and Moore Attesting to 1903 Flight

Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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The Wright Brothers, Maynard Correspondence

Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911
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Collection Citation:
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Correspondence between Wrights and Mr. C. R. Peterkin

Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909
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Collection Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Wright Brothers' Statement to Aero Club of America, Autographed by Orville Wright

Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906
1944
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Collection Citation:
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Wright (Co) Type A. [ephemera]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
December 23, 1907
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A00719
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Wright Brothers Collection

Names:
Coffyn, Frank, 1878-1960  Search this
Ford, Henry, 1863-1947  Search this
Jones, Ernest La Rue, 1883-1955  Search this
Peterkin, C. R.  Search this
See, James Waring, 1850-1920.  Search this
Upson, Ralph Hazlett, 1888-1968  Search this
Wright, Orville, 1871-1948  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic Feet (1 slim legal document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Sketches
Date:
1909-1945
Summary:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Wright brothers and the following people: J.W. See; Ralph H. Upson; Henry Ford; Ernest Jones; Frank Coffyn; O.G. Simmons; C.R. Peterkin; Otto Mallery; Maynard; and Lester Gardner. Also included are sketches, an NAA letter signed by witnesses: Etheridge, Dough and Moore attesting to the 1903 flight, and the Wright Brothers' original bid for the military contract.
Arrangement:
Correspondence is arranged by recipient, other materials are arranged by topic.
Biographical / Historical:
Wilbur Wright was born April 16, 1867, his brother Orville Wright on August 19, 1871. They, along with sister Katharine and brothers Reuchlin and Lorin, were raised near Millville, Indiana and in Dayton, Ohio by their mother, Susan Wright, and father, Milton Wright, bishop of the United Brethren Church. As young men, Wilbur and Orville launched a printing business and a bicycle shop. An interest in aeronautics, spurred by the accounts of the experiments of Otto Lilienthal, prompted Wilbur to request information on the subject from the Smithsonian Institution in 1899. In August of 1900, Wilbur built his first glider and that year and the next the brothers tested gliders at Kitty Hawk. The Wrights constructed a wind tunnel to gather accurate aeronautical data and, benefiting from this new information, another glider was built in 1902. In 1903, the brothers were ready to began construction of a powered craft. With the assistance of mechanic Charles Taylor, they added a 4-cylinder, 12-horsepower engine and propellers to the 1903 Flyer and it was sent to Kitty Hawk for testing. At 10:35 am, December 17, on Kill Devil Hill, Orville achieved a flight of 12 seconds--traveling a distance of 120 feet. By 1908 the Wrights were demonstrating their machines in Europe. The U.S. Army Signal Corps advertised for bids for a two-seat observation aircraft and in 1908 and 1909, the Wrights flew at official Army trials at Fort Myer, Virginia. (It was here that powered flight's first fatality occurred: the tragic death of Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge.) The Army was to purchase the Military Flyer (Signal Corps No. 1) for $30,000 in 1909. In that same year, The Wright Company was established to manufacture Wright aircraft. Wilbur died in Dayton, Ohio on May 30,1912. Orville Wright would live until January 30, 1948.
Provenance:
Various Donors, Gift, unknown, NASM.XXXX.0376
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
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Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Sketches
Citation:
Wright Brothers Collection, NASM.XXXX.0376, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0376
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