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WB. Wright Brothers Related Collections

 Topic Guide
Identifier: WB
This classification groups together collections on the topic of Wright Brothers and their relations.

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Katharine Wright Haskell Papers (MS-700) in CORE Scholar

 Digital Collection
Identifier: MS-700 CORE Scholar
Dates: 1922 - 1926

Adrian Kinnane Papers

Identifier: MS-312

Adrian Kinnane is a researcher and manager for historical projects at History Associates Incorporated. The collection contains Kinnane's unpublished manuscript "The Crucible of Flight," which is an in-depth look at what outside influences helped the Wright Brothers become the first to be successful in the quest for flight.

Dates: 1982

William H. Krekler Letter (SC-23)

Identifier: SC-23
Scope and Contents

This is a copy of a typed letter written by Krekler describing his relationship with the Wright Family, dated March 24, 1975.

Dates: 1975 Mar 24

L'Aerophile Journal (SC-157)

Identifier: SC-157
Scope and Contents

Original copy of L’Aerophile, April 1903 edition containing the following articles: On page 81-87 article discusses the Wright Brothers progress in flight and contains photographs of the Wright Brothers 1902 glider test at Kill Devil Hills, N.C. Also on page 87 is a letter from M. Ernest Archdeacon discussing the Wright Brothers as well.

Dates: 1903 Apr

Christopher John Lake Aviation Collection

Identifier: MS-297

Christopher Lake was an aviation researcher and engineer whose most important aeronautical invention may have been his reaction engine, which was an early form of jet propulsion. The collection includes Lake's patents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and a letter from Orville Wright.

Dates: 1909-1964

Letter from the Chamber of Commerce of Mans and Sarthe France (SC-208)

Identifier: SC-208
Scope and Contents

Letter written in French concerning arrangements made for the anniversary of the Wrights' flight at Le Mans, dated September 1969.

Dates: 1969

Mary Winter Letter to Mrs. Tasker (Eleanor) Bliss (SC-301)

Identifier: SC-301
Scope and Contents This two-page letter and accompanying envelope is from Mrs. Francis (Mary) Winter to Mrs. Tasker (Eleanor) Bliss. Mrs. Winter's husband, Major Francis A. Winter, was the surgeon who cared for Orville Wright at the hospital at Fort Myer, Virginia, after Wright's September 17, 1908 crash there. The accident resulted in the death of Wright's passenger, U. S. Army Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge, whose death is considered the first powered airplane fatality. In the letter Winter devotes an entire...
Dates: 1908

McFarland Collection of Wright-Findley Correspondence (SC-323)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SC-323
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Katharine Wright Haskell and Earl N. Findley, as well as a typed copy of correspondence to Katharine from Lord Northcliffe. Also included are a few newspaper clippings, articles, and photographs. Topics of discussion between Katharine and Earl Findley include the possibility of Findley’s writing a book about the Wrights; the patent lawsuit with Glenn Curtiss; the Langley Aerodrome; visits to Dayton; and other (primarily...
Dates: 1910-1928

Dean Mosher Collection (MS-320)

Identifier: MS-320
Scope and Contents

This collection contains illustrations and correspondence concerning Mosher’s original painting, “The Bishop’s Boys” (2003), depicting the Wright Brothers in flight over Huffman Prairie on May 25, 1910, the only time the brothers ever flew together. The collection also includes materials concerning Mosher’s “Great Moments in U.S. Naval History” series (1997).

Dates: 1997-2003

Orville Wright Letters (SC-47)

Identifier: SC-47
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photocopies of correspondence from Orville Wright to Karl Kimble and to F.O. Eichenberger.

*Note: All the letters in this collection are photocopies of the originals.

Dates: 1918-1925