Wilbur Wright letter (April 17, 1903)

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Established in 1892

Wright Cycle Company

1127 West Third Street

Dayton, Ohio.April 17, 1903.

The Smithsonian Institution

Washington, D.C.

Answering the letter of Mr. Hodge dated April 11, will say that I have no objection to the republication of the address entitled "Some aeronautical experiments", and I presume the society in whose journal it was first printed would likewise consent.

The plates used in illustrating it are the property of the Western Society of Engineers and it is entirely probable that their loan could be obtained by writing the secretary, Mr. J. H. Warden, Monadnock Building, Chicago. The Scientific American of New York also has a few plates some of which are rather better than those used in the Journal. I enclosed a set of prints from which new plates may be made if deemed advisable. Within a few days, I will send two copies of the address as you requested, with any notes or corrections that our later experience may suggest.

Yours truly,

Wilbur Wright

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.