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Balloon post

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

[Couzin?], Mattieu to Hermann [Suarez?] , 1870 December 10

 File — Box 3, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents To Monsieur Hermann [Suarez?] in Sète (formerly Cette) in the Hérault département (Mediterranean coast) from Mathieu [Couzin?], writing from “Parc de St. Maur." A description of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War, with a lengthy description of accommodations. Mentions an Ernest and a Benoit but no surnames. 1870 Armée Française postmark by manned air balloon "par ballon monté."It's unclear how this letter came to be in the collection and with whom it might be...
Dates: 1870 December 10

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