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Account of Wilbur Wright's Flight at Le Mans (SC-223)

Identifier: SC-223

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two copies of a translated account of a 9 year-old French boy who was present at a demonstration flight that Wilbur Wright did near Le Mans, France in 1908. The translation is an extract from “Journal of a Child of the Belle Epoque.” The journal is a manuscript of Roger Verdier who wrote of his account. Included in the translation is an introduction as well as commentary by Regis Pluchet a French Journalist who sent this information to the creator of the collection. The collection also includes copies of some photographs from an unknown source.


  • Creation: 1908


1 linear feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to Wright State as a gift by Mary Coker Joslin in 2009.

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