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Suzanne Graham Carvalho-Maia Eddie Hubbard Collection

Identifier: 1984-00-24
The Suzanne Graham Carvalho-Maia Eddie Hubbard Collection is comprised of visual and textual materials relating to pilot Eddie Hubbard, from approximately 1916 through the 1920s.

Textual materials include two air mail contracts for Hubbard (1922 and 1925); a cancelled Boeing Airplane & Transport Corporation stock certificate for 100 shares held by "Ed Hubbard;" a Janaury 15, 1929 letter from J. "T." Hartson of Wright Aeronautical Corporation offering his condolences to Mrs. Hubbard on Eddie Hubbard's death; a small advertisement to "Have a ride in a Flying Boat, Madison Park;" and assorted newspaper clippings about Hubbard's career and death. A copy of the October 1927 issue of The Bee-Hive, a Pratt & Whitney employee newsletter was transferred to the library but an article on Boeing air mail was copied and maintained in the collection.

There are also five black-and-white photographs of varying sizes. Only one of the images has any identifying information; it depicts a woman standing next to a parked seaplane. The handwritten caption on the reverse reads "Mildred Hubbard." There is one image showing a man, likely Hubbard, in the cockpit of a mailplane. Two of the remaining photographs depict an aircraft in flight and on the water. The last photograph shows a biplane in flight with a barnstormer hanging from the plane.


  • 1916-1920s


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 half-width legal size document box )


Eddie Hubbard was an early aviator and Boeing airmail pilot. The collection includes visual and textual materials that document his career.

Biographical Note: Eddie Hubbard

Edward "Eddie" Hubbard was born in San Francisco, California on January 3, 1889. He relocated to Seattle, Washington in 1907. In 1915, he enrolled as the first student of the Aviation School of the Northwest and was the first to obtain an aviator's license from the Aero Club of America. In 1917, Hubbard was hired by Boeing Airplane Company as a mechanic, shortly thereafter becoming a test pilot. On March 3, 1919, Hubbard completed the first successful air mail flight, from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C. on behalf of Boeing Air Transport. He continued to fly as an air mail pilot for several years. Eddie Hubbard died on December 28, 1928 from complications due to stomach surgery.

Sources and further reading:

Brown, Jim. Hubbard - the Forgotten Boeing Aviator. Vancouver: Peanut Butter Pub. 1996.


The materials were arranged by format and filed alphabetically.


No further accruals are expected.

Related Materials at The Museum of Flight

There are additional materials, including as photographs, clippings, and correspondence, including some items apparently from the same donor, relating to Eddie Hubbard in The Museum of Flight Biographical Files.

Separated Materials

A copy of the October 1927 issue of The Bee-Hive, a Pratt & Whitney employee newsletter was transferred to the Library.
Guide to the Suzanne Graham Carvalho-Maia Eddie Hubbard Collection
Completed - Level 3
J.Parent, N. Davis
2019, 2021
Description rules
Language of description
Edition statement
2nd edition

Revision Statements

  • 2021 November: Returned Aero Club of America certificate to collection; separated serial to Library; added container inventory (level 3 processing)

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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