Letter from Wilbur Wright to Samuel P. Langley, dated May 30, 1899. Page 1 of 2.

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Letter from Wilbur Wright of the Wright Cycle Company to Smithsonian Secretary Samuel P. Langley on May 30, 1899, asking for information relating to creation of a flying machine.


  • Wright, Wilbur 1867-1912
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Wright Cycle Compan

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Image No. SIA2014-05379

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  • 1899
  • May 30, 1899

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