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Letter Dated April 17, 1903

Wright Bros. Letter - April 17, 1903

Wright Cycle Company
1127 West Third St.,
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 form 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,

/s/ Wilbur Wright