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Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912) to Hart O. Berg

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01536 Author/Creator: Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912) Place Written: Dayton, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 March 1910 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: Comments that he hopes to be in New York before Mr. Peartree leaves. Discusses aircraft engines and mentions the new German motors that give five horsepower more than the French. Asks if he has received a statement of account that was supposed to have been sent. Written on printed stationery of the Wright Brothers, with several penciled notes by recipient or a secretary.

Background Information: Berg was an aeronautical pioneer and the Wright brothers' agent in Europe.

People: Wilbur, Wright, 1867-1912
Berg, Hart O., 1865-1941

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Science and TechnologyTransportationAviationProgressive Era

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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