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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01537 Author/Creator: Wright, Wilbur (1867-1912) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: 16 November 1910 Pagination: 2 p. ; 28 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Gives a detailed account of the 1910 International Air Meet. States that the Americans did much better than the French. Comments on a few men whose planes broke down and states, "Why does not the French government forbid monoplanes?-They have killed ten times more men than double propellers have." Describes many of the flight events including information about the pilots, the wind, speeds, and breakdowns. Goes on to discuss the profits of the American Wright Company for the year. Talks again about monoplanes and their problems. Compares the Wright planes' flight records with European planes. Ends by saying, "I am sorry the German and French companies did not send men over to America this year ... and learn what real flying is. It would have paid them well." Written on stationary of the Wright Company in New York. Berg was an aeronautical pioneer and the Wright brothers' agent in Europe.

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 TechnologyTransportationAviationGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDeathFinanceProgressive Era

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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