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Balloon ascensions

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst Flying Club correspondence, 1936, 1944 August 29

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents File includes letter (15 March 1936) from Millicent Todd Bingham regarding her father's early interest in aviation. An excerpt: "He used to build models of airships in the 1880s, and was a friend of Samuel P. Langley. He flew a model from the top of the College tower in the '80s which landed down by the Central Vermont tracks. He was very interested in ballooning, and made many flights...shortly after the forming of the Aero Club of American in 1904 (of which he was one of the founders)...
Dates: 1936; 1944 August 29

John Jeffries Air-Mail Letter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MA.00096

John Jeffries was an American physician and the first American to be airborne. Collection includes a letter dropped from Jeffries's balloon during his historic flight, as well as clippings, correspondence and other materials about the letter.

Dates: 1784-1961