Research material on early aviators for a publication on the Wright Brothers

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Ian Mackersey, Compiler

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Mostly photocopied research material for a book on the Wright Brothers. In folders headed:
1. 'Richard Pearse 1877 -1953'
2. 'Short Brothers (Eustice, Horace, Oswald)'
3. 'Sir George Caley'
4. 'Hawthorn Street Home / Lottie Jones washerwoman + House @ Henry Ford Greenfield Village Museum'
5. 'Some aeronautical experiments / 1901 address by Wilbur to Western Soc of Engineers'
6. 'WB Bicycles + Wright cycle company'
7. 'The papers of Wilbur + Orville Wright edited by Marvin McFarland 1953'
8. 'Bird flight + Orville observations buzzards @ Kill Devil'
9. 'Captain Ferdinand Ferber'
10. 'Biographies of WB'
11. 'WB: The process of invention / Charles G Smith lecture to Royal Institution of Great Britain 1963 + WB aircraft types + technical detail'
12. 'Huffman Prairie flights 1904 - 05 / account by Amos Ive Root in 'Gleanings in Bee Culture Jan 1905 / Frank Hamburger (witness) / Frank Lahm challenges Voison (memorial claim)'
13. 'US Army signal corps 1908 contract with WB'
14. 'Patent wars: who invented the aeroplane?'
15. 'Ivonette Wright Miller'
16. 'Captain Eric Lubbock'
17. ''Aero' American aviation historical magazine / Leonard Opdycke / 'Aero' index'
18. 'Edward Chalmers Huffaker'
19. 'WB wind tunnel tests + 1982 Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory re-test the 1903 flyer.'
20. 'Wilbur Wright + Orville Wright lectures + writings'
21. 'Charlie Taylor (WB mechanic)'
22. 'Louis Pierre Mouillard [student of bird flight]'
23. 'Augustus Herring (1865 - 1927)'
24. 'Keith Caldwell'
25. 'William Rhodes-Moorhouse VC'
26. 'School reports: Wilbur + Katharine + Orville (?) botany sketches
27. 'NZ Aviators WWI'
28. Octave Chanute (1832 - 1910) + OC letters to WB 1900-04'
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Ian Mackersey. Research material on early aviators for a publication on the Wright Brothers, MSS-2018-3.15. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).


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