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Box Assorted rare collections, Box 1

 Container

Contains 19 Collections and/or Records:

Wilhelm Böing letters

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1-6
Identifier: 2018-00-00-154
Contents of the Collection The collection contains six handwritten letters ranging from February 26, 1869 to April 18, 1883 between William E. Boeing, Sr. (WEB) and his father, Wilhelm Böing. It is not always clear who is writing to whom in the letters, since father and son shared the same name. Additionally, not all of the letters have accompanying envelopes which could provide clarification based on the address. The letters are in German and have not been translated.

Charles Lindbergh Letter to Robert Goddard

 Collection — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2011-06-06 folder 2
Identifier: 2011-06-06-2
Contents of the Collection This collection consists of a single item: a two-page typed letter written by Charles Lindbergh to Dr. Robert Goddard, dated December 15, 1938. In the letter Lindbergh makes the first suggestion for the military uses of the rocket. He states: "When the opportunity arises, I shall take this matter up with our own military people because I believe we should explore the military possibilities of the rocket. As you say, it is often difficult to start interest in such a radical development in its...

Pilot's licenses for Charles J. Langmack, 1929

 File — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The Charles Langmack Papers consists of textual materials, scrapbooks, and photographs concerning the life and military career of Charles Langmack and ranges from the 1920s-2002. The first series, Textual Materials, documents Langmack's time in the U.S. Army Air Force, particularly his work with the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the 1940s. There are also a few folders of correspondence, which is a mix of personal and professional items. Charles and David Langmack's log books are...

Letter to "Dad" from "Ed." Discusses his being selected to go to Dayton, Ohio for the test flights of the Boeing Model 299. Includes envelope, 1935 August 8

 File — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The collection contains two items: the original logbook for flight tests of the Boeing Model 299, and a letter from Boeing engineer Edward C. Wells to his father, Edward L. Wells. The logbook, "Log of Plane. Mod - 299. MFG - 1963," includes the license number (13372) and one page of test flight information for eighteen flights, starting on July 28, 1935 and ending on October 24, 1935. The logbook includes the date, length of flight, origination and destination, and purpose, such as...

"Log of Plane. Mod 299. MFG-1963." -- Boeing Model 299 logbook, 1935 July 28 to 1935 October 24

 File — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contents of the Collection The collection contains two items: the original logbook for flight tests of the Boeing Model 299, and a letter from Boeing engineer Edward C. Wells to his father, Edward L. Wells. The logbook, "Log of Plane. Mod - 299. MFG - 1963," includes the license number (13372) and one page of test flight information for eighteen flights, starting on July 28, 1935 and ending on October 24, 1935. The logbook includes the date, length of flight, origination and destination, and purpose, such as...

Wilbur Wright et M. le Compte de Lambert -- photographic postcard, 1908

 Item — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2007-05-30-B
Content Description This small collection consists of three photographic prints, three photographic postcards, and one illustrative postcard collected by Manny Gorin relating to the Wright Brothers and their expositions in France, dating from 1908 through the 1910s. Among those pictured are: Charles Count de Lambert and Gabriele D'Annunzio seated in a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1); Ethel Roosevelt Derby at the controls of a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1) aircraft; Charles Count de Lambert...

Wright Flyer -- postcard, undated, circa 1910s

 Item — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2007-05-30-B
Content Description This small collection consists of three photographic prints, three photographic postcards, and one illustrative postcard collected by Manny Gorin relating to the Wright Brothers and their expositions in France, dating from 1908 through the 1910s. Among those pictured are: Charles Count de Lambert and Gabriele D'Annunzio seated in a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1); Ethel Roosevelt Derby at the controls of a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1) aircraft; Charles Count de Lambert...

Paul Tissandier piloting Wright aircraft -- photographic postcard, circa 1909-1910

 Item — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2006-11-21
Content Description This small collection consists of three photographic prints, three photographic postcards, and one illustrative postcard collected by Manny Gorin relating to the Wright Brothers and their expositions in France, dating from 1908 through the 1910s. Among those pictured are: Charles Count de Lambert and Gabriele D'Annunzio seated in a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1); Ethel Roosevelt Derby at the controls of a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1) aircraft; Charles Count de Lambert...

Men working on Wright aircraft -- photographic postcard, circa 1909-1910

 Item — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2006-11-21
Content Description This small collection consists of three photographic prints, three photographic postcards, and one illustrative postcard collected by Manny Gorin relating to the Wright Brothers and their expositions in France, dating from 1908 through the 1910s. Among those pictured are: Charles Count de Lambert and Gabriele D'Annunzio seated in a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1); Ethel Roosevelt Derby at the controls of a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1) aircraft; Charles Count de Lambert...

Charles Count de Lambert and Gabriele D'Annunzio in Wright (Co) Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1) -- photographic print, 1910 April 27

 Item — Box: Assorted rare collections, Box 1, Folder: 2006-11-21
Content Description This small collection consists of three photographic prints, three photographic postcards, and one illustrative postcard collected by Manny Gorin relating to the Wright Brothers and their expositions in France, dating from 1908 through the 1910s. Among those pictured are: Charles Count de Lambert and Gabriele D'Annunzio seated in a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1); Ethel Roosevelt Derby at the controls of a Wright Type A Military (Signal Corps No.1) aircraft; Charles Count de Lambert...

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