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Discussion of the Langley-Wright Controversy sparked by the dedication of a monument commemorating the Wright Brothers' successful flight. Expresses displeasure at the manner in which the Smithsonian dealt with the possible accession of the Kitty Hawk "Flyer" including the manner in which the Smithsonian Secretaries (Samuel P. Langley, Charles D. Walcott and Charles G. Abbot) approached Orville Wright.


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Wright, Orville 1871-1948


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

U. S. Air Services Vol. 18, no. 2 (Journal)

Contact information

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


February 1933


  • Controversies
  • Accessions
  • Wright Flyer (Airplane)

Physical description

pp. 6-7

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