George Washington Letter Found at NASM

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A letter dated May 17, 1784, from General George Washington is found in the Harry F. Guggenheim ballooning print collection of the National Air and Space Museum.


  • Guggenheim, Harry Frank 1890-
  • Washington, George 1732-1799
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • United States President


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1978, p. 8

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


March 6, 1978


  • Balloons (Aircraft)
  • Antiquities
  • Aeronautics
  • Gifts
  • Archives
  • National Collections
  • Ballooning

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