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Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company Circular, Stationery, and Stock Certificate

Creator:
Petersen, Carl W.  Search this
Extent:
0.13 Cubic feet (1 flat box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Stock certificates
Date:
1886
Summary:
This collection consists of a Petersen's American Aerial Navigation company circular, stationery, and stock certificate.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of an 8.5 x 11 inch company circular addressed to Mrs. Elisabeth Bender, Stockholder, dated January 1885; a 9 x 12 inch handwritten letter in German addressed to Governor Frederick Bender, dated 8 January 1886; and a 11 x 7 inch stock certificate for five $2.00 shares dated 3 January 1885 made out to Mrs. Elisabeth Bender.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged at the item level.
Biographical/Historical note:
Captain Carl W. Petersen was a mariner, aviator, explorer, and inventor, who proposed to cross the Atlantic in five aerial tacks (risings and lowerings) in an "oblong, horizontal flat reefable gas-vessel" airship propelled by an electric motor, and promising the stability of a sailing ship. He formed and was president of Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company and received patents for his airship.
Provenance:
Unknown - found in collection, Unknown, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.1027YEAR.####
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:
USA, Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Co  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Stock certificates
Citation:
Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company Circular, Stationery, and Stock Certificate, NASM.XXXX1027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1027
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-1027
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