Wright, Curtiss, Martin & Simplex Documents at the Museum of Flight
2002-1-15

Summary Information

Repository
Museum of Flight Archives
Title
Wright, Curtiss-Wright and Curtiss Corporation Documentation
ID
2002-1-15
Date
Early 20th Century
Extent
15.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Gertler Collection of Wright, Curtiss, Curtiss-Wright and Wright-Martin Archival Materials
With a few exceptions, the bulk of this collection is copies of correspondence by the officers and board of the Wright Company. In the case of the correspondence ledgers, each page is a typewritten carbon copy on silk bound between cloth and leather boards.

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Historical note

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Museum of Flight Archives

9404 East Marginal Way South
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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Gertler, Joseph
  • Wright, Orville -- History
  • Wright, Wilbur -- History

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Collection Inventory

Wright Corporation Papers -- Box 1   0.5 Cubic feet 1 6" Blue Archival File Box containing individual folders of documentation

Wright Company Documents

Box 1. Legal Documents, 1909 to 1929.

Folder A. The ORIGINAL contract between Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright and the Wright Company signed on November 27, 1909. The Wrights agreed to transfer and assign to the Wright Company patents 821,393 dated May 26, 1906 for “improvements in flying machines” and 908929 dated June 5, 1909 for “improvements in mechanism for flexing the rudder of flying machines or the like.” The agreement also transferred “one aeroplane complete” and rights to three patent applications. The seven page document is signed by Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright with their red wax seals and by George A. Steves as Vice President and Alpheus N. Barnes as Secretary of the Wright Company. It also has the Wright Company 1909 seal embossed and notary Public seals and signatures.

Folder A1. An assignment of all rights by T. Frank Manville and Frederick Y. Robertson to Albert H. Wiggin and William B. Thompson in a contract with Orville Wright dated August 26, 1915. The two page document was signed and notarized on October 15, 1915 in accordance with the terms of a contract dated October 4, 1915, between Manville and Robertson and Wiggin and Thompson that required the assignment immediately after the closing of the Wright contract.

Folder B. Three documents:

A 12 page transcript of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation pursuant to the Business Corporation Law of the State of New York. The original certificate was signed by Tracy S. Buckingham, George F. Jebbett, and Allen E. Moore on September 11, 1916, and filed and recorded in the Office of the Secretary of State of New York on September 12, 1916. This transcript was certified as correct by Second Deputy Secretary of State C. W. Taft on August 28, 1919. The Certificate states the purposes of the corporation , the number of shares of stock to be issued (550,000), conditions for the payment of dividends, the amount of capital ($7,500,000), the number of directors (15), location of principal business office (Manhattan), and the names and post office address of each of the fifteen directors. The directors listed are: Tracy S. Buckingham, George F. Jebbett, Allen E. Moore, Samuel C. T. Dodd, Donald Havens, Ernest A. Gringas, Francis D. Stoba, Arthur J. Gathercole, Justus L. Schlicting, William P. Powell, Ferdinand H. Butehorn, Frank C. Taylor, James D.Murray, Alfred F. McCabe, and Alfred R. Fairhurst.

A 4 page carbon copy of a transcript of the Certificate of Merger of the Wright Company and the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation certified as correct by the Second Deputy Secretary of State of New York, C. W. Taft, on June 26, 1917. The original Certificate was filed and recorded on June 25, 1917. The Certificate includes the text of the resolution of the Directors of the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation to merge the Wright Company and be liable for any of its debts or liabilities. The original Certificate was signed by J.F. Alvord as President, attested to by W. J. Nixon as Secretary, and notarized by Benjamin H. Brinton on June 21,1917.

A seven page transcript of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Wright Company certified as correct by the Second Deputy of State of New York, C.W. Taft, on October 1, 1920. The original Certificate was signed by Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, George A. Steves, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F.Barnes on June 18,1909, and notarized by J. R. Thomson in Montgomery County,Ohio,onJune20, 1909. The original was recorded by John M. Ebert, Clerk of the Common Pleas Court for Montgomery County on June 20,1909, and subsequently filed and recorded in the Office of the Secretary of State of New York on November 22, 1909. The Certificate states the purposes of the corporation, the number of shares of stock to be issued (10,000), conditions for the payment of dividends, the amount of capital stock ($1,000,000), the number of directors (5), location of principal business office (Manhattan), and the names and post office address of each of the fifteen directors. The directors listed are: Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, George A. Steves, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes who are also listed as the subscribers to the certificate with two shares of stock each. The purposes of the corporation listed include to manufacture, sell, deal in, operate or otherwise use machines, ships or other mechanical contrivances for aerial operation or navigation.

Folder C: Four folders containing Proxies for stockholders in the Wright Company for Annual Meetings for 1910, 1911, 1912, and 1913.

One folder of 9 proxies for the meeting to be held on December 7, 1910 (labeled #4). Each proxy contains the name of the stockholder and the name of the proxy authorized to vote upon all stock held and act fully on all business. There are proxies for Henry Hooker, M. F. Plant, George A. Steves, August Belmont, T. P. Shonts, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Freedman, Robert J. Collier, and John D. Lindsay. Each Proxy is signed by the stockholder and lists Wilbur Wright as the proxy. All but one of the Proxies includes signatures of a witness.

One folder of 6 proxies for the meeting to be held on November 8, 1911 (labeled #6). Each proxy contains the name of the stockholder and the name of the proxy authorized to vote upon all stock held and act fully on all business. There are proxies for, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Frank Hedley, Russell A. Alger, John D. Lindsay, and T.P. Shonts (?). Each Proxy is signed by the stockholder and lists Andrew Freedmen and Pliny W. Williamson as the proxies. All of the Proxies include signatures of a witness. There are 2 pages written in pencil to authorize or record that Andrew Freedmen voted 5330 and 620 shares for “present directors.” There is also a list of stockholders and the number of share for each. There is also a notice of publication of the announcement of the meeting in The New York Press that includes a copy of the announcement.

One folder of 11 proxies for the meeting to be held on November 13, 1912 (labeled #5). Each proxy contains the name of the stockholder and the name of the proxy authorized to vote upon all stock held and act fully on all business. There are proxies for Allan A. Ryan, E. J. Berwind, T.P. Shonts, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Frank Hedley, Morton F. Plant, Robert J. Collier, F. M. Alger, Russell A. Alger, John D. Lindsay, and one unidentified person. Each Proxy is signed by the stockholder and lists Andrew Freedmen and Pliny W. Williamson as the proxies. All of the Proxies include signatures of a witness. There is also a list of stockholders and the number of shares for each.

One folder of 10 proxies for the meeting to be held on November 12, 1913 (labeled #7). Each proxy contains the name of the stockholder and the name of the proxy authorized to vote upon all stock held and act fully on all business. There are proxies for Allan A. Ryan, E. J. Berwind, T.P. Shonts, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Frank Hedley, Morton F. Plant, Robert J. Collier (signed by his attorney), F. M. Alger, Russel A. Alger, John D. Lindsay, and one unidentified person. Each Proxy is signed by the stockholder and lists Andrew Freedmen and Pliny W. Williamson as the proxies. All of the Proxies include signatures of a witness. The folder includes a copy of a letter of November 3, 1913 to The New York Press transmitting a notice of meeting for publication.

All of the Proxies appear to have been maintained in “Room A, Row 1, Caldwell, Wright-Martin Box.”

Folder D: Minutes of Board and Executive Committee Meetings, 1910-1915

There are minutes for the following meetings:

October 28, 1910-Board of Directors held in Manhattan. Wilbur Wright presided as President with Directors Andrew Freeman, Theodore P. Shonts, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Russell A. Alger, Morton F. Plant, Robert J. Collier, Pliny W. Williamson, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes present. The Board approved the minutes of the meeting of December 9, 1909 and four amendments to the By-Laws. The Treasurer reported estimated assets of the Company as $46,000 and cash on hand in New York and Dayton as $162,768.87. A motion was approved to declare a dividend of ten per cent on the capital stock to be paid on December 1, 1910. Orville Wright was elected to be the sixth member of the Executive Committee that was expanded from five members by one of the amendments to the By-Laws. Motions were passed to refer questions of the policy of the Company on licensing manufacturers and the organization of the Exhibition Department as a separate company to the Executive Committee, authorize construction of a storehouse not to exceed $10,000, and pay the Wright Brothers $10,000 in thanks for their services during the past year. Typed copy-5 pages.

December 6, 1910-Executive Committee held in New York. Wilbur Wright presided with Andrew Freedman and Cornelius Vanderbilt present. A resolution was passed expressing deep regret at the death of Ralph Johnstone, an Aviator in the employ of the Company and appropriating up to $12,000 to defray his funeral expenses and to provide a fifteen year annuity for his widow and children. A motion was passed appointing Cornelius Vanderbilt Chairman of a committee to adjust the matter of royalties between the Company and the Wright Brothers. Mr. Vanderbilt appointed Andrew Freedman to serve on the committee and the meeting was adjourned. Typed-2 pages.

January 6, 1911-Executive Committee held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Russell A. Alger present. A resolution was passed appropriating $11,000 Walter R. Brookins ($5,000), Philop O. Parmalee ($1,000), and a representative of the late Arch Hoxsey ($5,000) a bonus for services to the Company. Typed-1 page.

February 11, 1911-Executive Committee held in New York. Wilbur Wright presided as President with Andrew Freedman and August Belmont present. Freedman was elected Chairman and took the chair of the meeting. A motion was passed appropriating $5,000 for an annuity for the benefit of Mrs. M. C. Hoxsey, mother of Arch Hoxsey, an Aviator in the employ of the Company who died on December 31, 1910. Typed-1 page.

February 8, 1911-Board of Directors meeting held in New York. Wilbur Wright presided as President with Andrew Freedman, Theodore P. Shonts, August Belmont, PlinyW. Williamson, Harry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes present. The minutes of the meeting held January 5, 1911, were approved and Orville Wright, Andrew Freedman, August Belmont, Russell A. Alger, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were elected as members of the Executive Committee. A motion was passed toamend Article 11 Section 4 of the By-Laws to allow payment of ten dollars to Directors for attendance at meetings. Typed-1 page.

September 29, 1911-Executive Committee held in New York City. Andrew Freemen chaired the meeting with Wilbur Wright, August Belmont, and Cornelius Vanderbilt present. Minutes of the meeting of February 8, 1911 were approved and the Financial Vice-President reported that cash on hand was $145,562.21. Motions were approved to purchase $100,000 of New York City 3% Revenue Warrants, declare a dividend of 5% on the Capital stock payable on October 16, 1911, and authorizing the President to settle and adjust all claims of the Company for royalties and damages against infringers of the Company’s patents. Typed-2 pages.

November 8, 1911-AnnualMeeting of Stockholders held in New York City. The Financial Vice-President chaired the meeting with Andrew Freedmen the only stockholder present. Freedmen had proxies from all of the other stockholders representing a total of 5330 shares. The minutes of the meeting held December 7, 1910 were approved and presentation of the annual reports of officers was waived. The following were elected Directors: Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, Andrew Freedman, August Belmont, Theodore P. Shonts, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Russell A. Alger, Edwin J. Berwind, Morton, F. Plant, Pliny Williamson, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes. George A. Steves and Charles A. Tileston were appointed Inspectors of Election and the meeting was adjourned with no further business conducted. Typed-5 pages-signed in pencil by Alpheus F. Barnes as Secretary.

December 6, 1911- Board of Directors held in New York. Andrew Freedman was elected as Chairman Pro Tem with Wilbur Wright, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Theodore P. Shonts, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes present. The minutes of the meeting held on September 29, 1911, and the report of the Treasurer as of November 14, 1911 were approved. Wilbur Wright was elected President, Orville Wright was elected Vice President, Andrew Freedman was elected Financial Vice President, Alpheus F. Barnes was elected Secretary-Treasurer. Wilbur Wright took the Chair and Orville Wright, Andrew Freedman, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Russell A. Alger were elected members of the Executive Committee. The Secretary was authorized to issue new stock certificates to Robert J. Collier to replace lost certificates 56, 57, and 60. The Treasurer was directed to write off organization expenses of $1605.20. Hand-written in pencil on legal paper-9 pages.

No date but probably part of the above. A motion to declare a 5% dividend amounting to $40,000 to be paid to stockholders of record on December 15, 1911. The dividend would come from “surplus profits of $90,485 appearing in the report of the Treasurer. Hand-written in pencil on legal paper-1 page.

December 6, 1911-Executive Committee held in New York. Wilbur Wright presided as President with Andrew Freedman, August Belmont, and Cornelius Vanderbilt present. Orville Wright and Russell A. Alger were absent. Andrew Freedman was elected chairman and took the chair of the meeting. The minutes of the meeting held September 29, 1910, were approved. Vanderbilt presented the report of the committee appointed to adjust the matter of royalties between the Company and the Wright Brothers that proposed payment of $15,000 on business done up to December 31, 1910. The committee was requested to report further on the revision and amendments to the contract of November 27, 1909. Typed-1 page.

December 6, 1911- Executive Committee held in New York. This appears to be a preliminary version of the minutes listed above. Typed-1 page.

February 26, 1912- Executive Committee held in New York. Andrew Freedmen chaired the meeting with August Belmont and Cornelius Vanderbilt. A motion was passed authorizing and empowering Wilbur and Orville Wright to execute and deliver “all contracts with the United States Government or others for the sale and delivery of any of the products” of the Company and to execute and deliver any bonds required and approving any acts taken “heretofore.” The Chairman was also authorized to appoint Auditors to audit the accounts of the Company for the year ending February 14, 1912. Typed-1 page.

June 17, 1912-Board of Directors held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with Orville Wright, Theodore P. Shonts, August Belmont, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes present. Orville Wright was elected President to succeed the deceased Wilbur Wright. A motion was passed to purchase an annuity for the benefit of A. L. Welsh who died on June 11, 1912, while in the employ of the Company. Typed-1 page.

August 7, 1912-Board of Directors held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with Cornelius Vanderbilt, Theodore P. Shonts, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes present. No quorum was present and the meeting was adjourned. Typed-1 page.

October 4, 1912- Executive Committee held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with August Belmont and Cornelius Vanderbilt present. Mr. H. A. Toulmin, F. P. Fish, Edmund Wetmore, and DeLancey Nicholl, Attorneys and Counsel for the Company were also present and took part in a “general discussion of the patent situation.” No details of the discussion are given. Typed-1 page.

December 6, 1912-Board of Directors held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with Cornelius Vanderbilt, August Belmont, Theodore P. Shonts, Russell A. Alger, Pliny W. Williamson, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes were present and took part in a “general discussion of the affairs of the Company.” No details of the discussion are given. Typed-1 page.

March 27, 1913-Executive Committee held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with Orville Wright, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and August Belmont present. A motion was passed to ratify and approve the donation of $5,000 to :the Dayton Flood Sufferers.” Hand-written in pencil on 2 pages of legal paper.

July 9, 1913-Executive Committee held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with Orville Wright, Russell A. Alger, and Cornelius Vanderbilt present and took part in a “general discussion of the affairs of the Company.” No details of the discussion are given. Handwritten in pencil on 1 page of legal paper.

January 28, 1914-Executive Committee held in New York. Andrew Freedman presided as Chairman with Orville Wright, August Belmont, and Russell A. Alger present. A motion was passed that “no licenses shall be issued to others for the manufacture until further notice” and that the matter of licenses “for use only” and “the adjustment and settlement of damages for past infringements” be referred to the President with full power to act. A motion was also passed that referred the mater of publicity to the President with power to act with costs not to exceed $3,000 per year. Hand-written in pencil on 2 pages of legal paper.

October 8, 1915-A receipt for documents transferred from the New York office of the Wright Company to the Dayton office. Hand-written in pen-1 page.

Folder 1. An Agreement between T. Frank Manville and Frederick Y. Robertson of New York and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, for the sale of the Wright Company. The agreement states that the Wright Company has an authorized capital stock of $1,000,000 par value and is the owner of Patent Number 821,393 for “heavier-than-air flying machines. Robertson and Manville agree to pay Wright $250,000 for 7760 shares of stock (97% of the issued capital stock). The agreement specifies that a contract between the Wright Company and Wright will be entered into on the date of closing which is specified as October 25, 1915. The contract is annexed to the agreement and calls for the Wright Company to engage Orville Wright as a consulting engineer for $25,000 annually because he is “a pioneer in the art of flying, and has peculiar ability in connection therewith, and is an engineer of standing and repute.” Wright agrees to assign to the Company “such inventions as he may make in heavier-than-air flying machines and appurtenances thereto.” The Wright Company agrees that if it lists its stock on any stock exchange it will not do so until it changes its name “so that the name of Wright shall not appear therein.” The agreement is six pages and was signed by Orville Wright and by Robertson for himself and Manville on August 26, 1915. The proposed contract is three pages and is unsigned (a signed version is the document described in Folder 2). Both documents have some pen and ink changes to the typed text.

Folder 2. A contract between the Wright Company and Orville Wright (the “inventor of the so-called Wright Aeroplane”).The Wright Company agrees to engage Orville Wright as a consulting engineer for $25,000 annually because he is “a pioneer in the art of flying, and has peculiar ability in connection therewith, and is an engineer of standing and repute.” Wright agrees to assign to the Company “such inventions as he may make in heavier-than-air flying machines and appurtenances thereto.” The Wright Company agrees that if it lists its stock on any stock exchange it will not do so until it changes its name “so that the name of Wright shall not appear therein.” The pen and ink changes in the draft agreement in Folder 1 that delete mention of Orville Wright having his “own laboratory” have been made in the signed version, but a proposed change canceling all of Wright’s “outstanding agreements” was not made. The contract is three pages and was signed by T. Frank Manville (as President) and Orville Wright in October, 1915 (no specific day is given). The contract is embossed 1909 Wright Company seal.

Folder 3. Consent to execute and deliver a mortgage constituting a first lien on all patents, applications for patents, and real estate in Dayton as security for a $250,000 bond. The document is signed by Orville Wright (as owner of 6600 shares) and Katherine Wright (as owner of 1100 shares) on October 9, 1915. The document is notarized by Frederick Howard and a certificate issued by the Clerk of Common Please Court in Montgomery County, Ohio is attached.. The document also includes the sworn statement of Katherine Wright as treasurer of the Wright Company that she is custodian of the stock book of the company and the subscribers to the consent (Orville and Katherine) own the number of shares indicated which is more then two-thirds of the capital stock of the company. That portion of the document is signed by Katherine Wright, notarized, and a certificate issued by the Clerk of Common Please Court in Montgomery County, Ohio is attached. The document is three pages with two certificates bearing the Ohio seal. The document also has two ten cent documentary tax stamps affixed.

Folder 4. An unsigned file copy of an agreement between Orville Wright and the Wright Company in which Wright agrees to cancel the agreement of November 27, 1909 and assign all rights, title, and interests to all inventions in connection with heavier-than-air flying machines and all rights there under in Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, and Asia. Wright also agreed to discharge all outstanding debts of the Wright Company and indemnify it from all loss and damages that might result from pending litigation. The agreement notes these actions are necessary to reduce the Wright Company’s indebtedness to Orville Wright and take advantage of “an opportunity to secure association with. . .new men of business ability who will bring with them necessary capital.” The agreement notes that Orville Wright succeeded to all rights of Wilbur on his death on May 30, 1912.The Wright Company agreed to execute its corporate bond for $250,000 secured by a mortgage on real estate at Dayton and on its patents. The agreement (5 pages) was to have been signed on October 15, 1915 by Lorin Wright as Vice President of the Wright Company and by Orville Wright with Katherine Wright attesting as Secretary and Pliny W. Williamson as witness. There are no signatures on this Schedule A of the Agreement (6 pages) is a copy of the contract of November 27, 1909 which is being canceled. Schedule B of the Agreement (3 pages) is a copy of the Wright Company’s bond for $250,000 (original in Folder #5). Schedule C of the Agreement (8 pages) is a detailed listing of all the real estate and patents covered by the agreement (original in Folder 6).

Folder 5. Signed $250,000 bond of the Wright Company to Orville Wright (3 pages). Payment was to be made in two equal annual installments due October 15, 1916 and 1917. Interest of 6% was to be paid semi-annually in April and October. The document was signed by Lorin Wright as Vice-President and attested to by Katherine Wright as Secretary and bears the 1909 embossed seal of the Wright Company. The signatures were notarized by Frederick Howard on October 9, 1915 and bears his notary seal. In the margin of page two of the document is the notation “Dayton, Ohio, October 25, 1916, I hereby acknowledge full payment and satisfaction of the within bond” and the signatures of Orville Wright, Lorin Wright, and Lee Warren James.

Folder 6. A signed mortgage on real estate in Dayton, Ohio from the Wright Company to Orville Wright “inconsideration of the sum of One Dollar and other good and valuable considerations. The document contains a detailed description of 21 lots of land being conveyed. It appears the Wright Company acquired the land from Lewis B. Clemmer and Sarah C. Bish. The document was signed by Lorin Wright as Vice President of the Wright Company and Katherine Wright as Secretary on October 9, 1915 and bears the1909 embossed seal of the Wright Company. The signatures were notarized by Frederick Howard on October 9, 1915 and bears his notary seal. The back cover of the document indicates that the deed was recorded by the Recorder for Montgomery County on October 14, 1915. There is a release of the mortgage signed by Orville Wright on October 25, 1916 and attested to with the signatures of Lee Warren James and N. Schonfeldt. A certification that the release was recorded in book 370 at page 249 of the Mortgage Records of Montgomery County, Ohio is signed by Samuel S. Carr, the Recorder of Montgomery County, Ohio. (5 pages and one back sheet).

Folder 7. An indenture for the Wright Company mortgage on Patents 821,393 and 908,929 and 987,662 and 1075,533 and 1122,348 to Orville Wright . The document was signed on October 9, 1915 by Lorin Wright as Vice-President and Katharine Wright as Secretary and witnessed and signed by the Wright Company Board Members Phillip W. Russell and Pliny W. Williamson and notarized with Montgomery County, Ohio seal and signature. Sections of the document have been annotated in pen and ink “Discharged.” Affixed to the document is a United States Patent Office form (2-392) that certifies the transfer of patents was recorded in Liber Y, page 14 of Transfer of Patents on December 15, 1915. The form is signed by Thomas Ewing, Commissioner of Patents and bears the seal of the Patent Office. The back cover of the document has the pencil notation “Orville Wright, 1127 W. 3rd St., Dayton, Ohio. Fee $3-pd.” (4 pages plus one back sheet).

Folder 8. Certificate of Reduction of the Number of Directors of the Wright Company. The Unanimous Consent of Stockholders to reduce the number of Directors from 15 to 5. The document is signed by Orville Wright, Katherine Wright, and R. J. Collier on November 12, 1914. There is a certification dated November 24, 1914 that Robert J. Collier did execute the document signed by a New York County notary and a certification dated December 24, 1914 that Katherine and Orville Wright executed the document signed by a Montgomery County notary. There is also an unsigned deposition by Katherine Wright that she is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Wright Company and custodian of the stock book that shows all signers were holders of record of capital stock. This document was to have been signed in October, 1915. (4 pages plus one back cover).

Folder 9. An agreement to form the Wright Company as a corporation under the laws of the State of New York signed by eleven stockholders on November 9, 1909. The stated purpose of the corporation is “to manufacture, sell, deal in, operate, or otherwise use…machines, ships, or other mechanical contrivances for aerial and land and water operation and navigation” and to “manufacture…motors, engines or other machinery for the generation of power for the propulsion of such machines.” The capital of the corporation is listed as $1,000,000 divided into ten thousand shares with the signers receiving a total of 8,000 shares in exchange for all rights and title to patents issued or applied for, “one aeroplane complete,” and all “plans, drawings, reports, records or other data relative to…contrivances for aerial navigation.” All of the signers subscribed for the purchase of $20,000 of stock except for Allan A. Ryan who subscribed for $10.000. The document is signed by Andrew Freedman, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Delancey McCall, Theodore P. Shonts, Edmond S. Berwind, Howard Gould, Allan A. Ryan, August P. Belmont, Morton S. Plant (by his attorney), and Russel A. Alger. (5 pages plus one back cover).

Folder 10. A release of royalty rights signed by Orville Wright on October 25, 1916, “individually and as executor and legatee of the estate of Wilbur Wright deceased.” The release relates to patents 821393 and 908,929 and 987,662 and 1,075,533 and 1,122,348 that were assigned to the Wright Company in the agreement of October 9, 1915. The document has the signature of Lorin Wright as witness and was notarized on October 25, 1916 by L.W. James, Notary Public for Montgomery County, Ohio. Affixed to the document is a certificate that James signature is genuine signed by the Clerk of the Common Please Court for Montgomery County that bears the court’s seal. Also affixed to the document is a United States Patent Office form (2-392) that certifies the transfer of patents was recorded in Liber I-101, page 172 of Transfer of Patents on December 15, 1915. The form is signed by Thomas Ewing, Commissioner of Patents and bears the seal of the Patent Office. The document was returned by the Patent Office to Alan N. Mann, attorney for the Wright Company at 5 Nassau Street, New York, New York. (2 pages plus back cover).

Folder 11. A negative photostatic copy of a Certificate of Merger of the Wright Company and the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation certified as correct by the Secretary of State of New York, John P. Lomenzo, on March 23, 1965. The original Certificate was filed and recorded on June 25, 1917. The Certificate includes the text of the resolution of the Directors of the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation to merge the Wright Company and be liable for any of its debts or liabilities. The original Cetificate was signed by J.F. Alvord as President, attested to by W.J. Nixon as Secretary, and notarized by Benjamin H. Brinton on June 21,1917. A typed transcript of this document is in Folder B.

Folder E: Miscellaneous Documents.

n.d. - A list of “Papers-The Wright Company.” This is probably a list of papers either being maintained by or transferred to the Legal Department of the Curtiss-Wright Company. The list includes the “Clemmer & Bish Deeds;” “Abstract of The Title of the Wright Company’s Factory Site, Dayton, Ohio;” “Proxies-Stockholders Meetings” (1910-1913); and “Books.” The books are identified as “Temporary Certificate-The Wright Company,” Minutes-Stockholders and Board of Directors,” “Stock Book & Stock Ledge Combines,’ and “The Wright Company-Executive Committee Minutes.” 1 page.

n.d.- An unsigned carbon copy of a Certificate of Election of Directors that reports the results of an election of Directors at the meeting of stockholders on December 7, 1910. The Inspectors of election, in accordance with their oath (unsigned copy attached) to perform their duties with “strict impartiality,” report the names of the 15 people who were elected Directors, each receiving 4836 votes. The document was to be notarized in the County of New York but there are no signatures or dates. 3 pages.

n.d. – A typed Roll of Directors that lists the names, street addresses, and what may be a telephone number of each of fifteen Directors (probably those elected December 7, 1910). The only address given for Wilbur and Orville Wright is “Dayton, Ohio.” The other Directors listed are Andrew Freedman, Theodore P. Shonts, August Belmont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Russell A. Alger, Howard Gould, Edward J. Berwind, Morton F. Plant, Allan A. Ryan, Robert J. Collier, Pliny W. Williamson, Henry S. Hooker, and Alpheus F. Barnes. 1 page (partially torn).

November 15, 1911- original letter signed by Elizabeth McCormack (Assistant to Mr. Miner” to A. F. Barnes reporting that a messenger lost an envelop addressed to Robert J. Collier, Wickatunk, New Jersey that contained stock Certificates 56, 57, and 60. McCormack asks Barnes to notify her if the certificates are presented at his office “to-morrow” and, if not, to cancel them and issue new ones. 1 page.

n.d. – A carbon copy of an unsigned minute of a meeting at which the Financial Vice-President reported that he had opened an account for the Wright Company with the Guaranty Trust Company of New York and transferred funds into it from funds in the Equitable Trust Company. A motion was then passed approving the action. Another motion is passed authorizing the Winters National Bank of Dayton, Ohio, to make payments from the funds of the Company upon checks signed by A. A. Gaible, Superintendent, and countersigned by the President or Treasurer. 1 page.

Folder F: “U.S. v Curtiss Aeroplane Co, Miscellaneous Papers, 288.” Documents relating to the sale of Model K Flying boats to Russia in 1915. See pgs 197-201 of Curtiss; The Hammondsport Era, 1907-1915 by Louis S. Casey (New York,1981) for an interesting description of this transaction.

November 17, 1914 – Original signed letter from G. R. Hall (secretary-Treasurer of the Curtiss Company) to Charles C. Witmer, New York City. The letter transmits copies of correspondence relating to funds deposited with the Union Bank ( Bank de l’Union) in Sebastopol (Sevastopol), Russia. Hall states that the Russian Bank has agreed to pay interest on the funds and the Company wants to use the money to “pay out in Russia for necessary expenses, Ochs Commission ( Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the new York Times?),etc.” Hall notes “We are anxious to use the money in some way, either to liquidate Russian expenses or bring it back to America to use here whichever can be done with least sacrifice.” Hall asks for Witmer to investigate the options and notes that “it would save money both for ourselves and Mr. Ochs if we arranged to turn this money over to Ochs on his Commission account.” In a “P.S.” Hall asks Whitmer to find out “what the situation is in regard to the balance of $2092.51 due us on the last Russian Shipment.” The two page letter bears the heading :The Curtiss Flying Boat.” The following typed copies of correspondence are attached to the letter:

--July 10, 1914- A translation made by the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum of a letter from the Banque de l’Union, Sebastopol to the Bank of Hammondsport For the Curtiss Aeroplane Company that lists previous cables exchanged relating to money deposited with the bank “by J. Lespes (?)” on June 13/26 (two dates because of Russian calendar). June 19 hold 50,000 Rubles at disposal of Deutsche Bank, Berlin; June 20 credit 50,000 Rubbles at Main Offices in Moscow paid by Hallgarten & Co., New York; June 26 Curtiss Aero asks amount of money credited; June 26 Union Bank replies balance is 42,160 Rubbles. The cable confirms that the balance is 42,160 Rubles and 50 Kopeks and is at the disposal of the Bank of Hammondsport “without interest.” 1 page.

--July 11,1914 – typed copy of a letter from G. R. Hall to the “Union Bank, Sevastopol” acknowledging receipt of cable of July 8 and asking for confirmation that the bank pays no interest. Hall states that the company would “like very much to carry deposits in Russia” but does not want deposits “lying idle for quite a period of time” and may have to bring the money to America “and invest it here during the idle periods.” Hall asks if the Union Bank can “put us in connection with some responsible bank that does pay interest.” 1 page.

--July 14/27, 1914 - A translation made by the Foreign Trade Bureau of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum of a letter from the Banque de l’Union, Sevastopol to the Curtiss Aeroplane Company confirming receipt of their cable of July 9 and advising that the bank will allow 4% interest on a “running account” and 4 and 4/4% (typo in original?) for deposits. The Union Bank requests that “in the future we would ask you to please correspond with us in either German or French.” 1 page.

--August 28, 1914- typed copy of a letter from G. R. Hall to the “Union Bank, Sevastopol” noting that he has “been hoping to hear from you something in regard to allowing interest” on deposits. Hall feels the money should draw at least #5 because he has been promised 3% by “one of the St. Petersburg banks.” Hall states that “if we can not have interest on it (the deposits) we must transfer where it will earn us something until such time as we can perhaps start a manufacturing plant in Russia.” 1 page.

--September 9, 1914 – typed copy of a letter from G. R. Hall to the Union Bank Sevastopol acknowledging their cable of July14/27 and stating that “it is quite possible the account will remain undisturbed until conditions change so that the money can be transferred to America without sacrifice.” Hall asks for the best exchange rate the bank can offer. In a “P.S.” Hall says “Sorry we have no German or French correspondent in our office at present.”1 page.

--September 23, 1914 - typed copy of a letter from G. R. Hall to the Union Bank Sevastopol relating to the deposit 42,160.50 “Roubles.” Hall states that “it is quite probable we may need to use this money in America to finance the building of other Flying Machines for Russia and we would request that you let us know as soon as possible when the money can be transferred.” Hall also asks what the cost would be to transfer the money to St. Petersburg or Petrograd. Hall asks for verification that the money “will be released at any time the foreign exchange conditions will permit the transfer” and notes that he assumes “the money is not tied up by the Moratorium.” 1 page.

December 17, 1914 – typed copy of a letter from G. H. Curtiss to Robert Pluym, New York City. Curtiss encloses a copy of a message sent to Mr. Ochs and asks if there “anything new in connection with the foreign business? I hope there are no further scares or false alarms being circulated about the Club in connection with the patent situation, or our position in the trade.” The letter has a notation “Mr.Genung: Copy of message to Ochs was mailed to you yesterday.” This copy is not signed by Curtiss. 1 page.

n.d. – Extra Copies of Orders: All of the orders are annotated with red pencil with “N” or “D” numbers and may have been prepared as transcripts for possible use in litigation after World War I.

--Order No. 1 (20N): Lists “original total order as $202.806.90 and cancellations of $79,450 ( including 2 “transatlantics” @ $50,000; 4 spare motors @ $14,000; 20 trans. Propellers @ $1,200; and 2 Radios for Trans. @ $3,000). The order also shows commissions paid of $24, 671.38 on a balance shipped of $123,356.90. The commissions were paid on December 12 and 29, 1914 and February 18,1915. 1 page.

--Order No. 2 6 K Boats(5D): shows a total order of $142,200 less Radio Outfits @ $9,000 for a balance shipped on March, 1919 of $133,200. The order also shows a commission of $26,640 paid to “G.W.W.” on March 24, 1915. 1 page.

--Order No.5 12 “K” Boats (30Nand 3E): shows a total order of $303,900 less “Cancelled 6 KL Landing Gears with Skies @ $18.000. Items listed as “Short” are a spare motor, 2 compasses, and 1 land chassis for a total of $4,600. Items listed as “Add” spare parts and 3 propellers. The order shows a total of $21,900 “Held Back” and commissions of $51,652.80 paid on June 10, 23, and 24. 1 page original and 1 page carbon copy both annotated in pencil with amounts of commissions and the note that “check mailed to Mishtowt 8/17 to reimburse $1500.”

--Order No. 6 (35N and 15E): shows a total order of 8 K Boats with 160 H.P. motors and 8 spare motors with spare parts for $190,600. The order shows 8 radio outfits worth a total of $12,000 were cancelled. Items listed as “Short” are 3 spare 160 H.P. motors and spare motor parts with a value of $14,500. Items listed as “Added” to orders 3, 4, and 5 total $27,600. The order indicates that $35,490 was paid in commissions on invoices of July 2 and 13. 1 page original and 1 page carbon copy both annotated in pencil with amounts of commissions. There are also three typed copies of a 1 page undated document (43N, 9D,and 10D) addressed to Mr. S. O. Ochs, Representative of the Curtiss Co. that states “we are turning over to the representative of the Curtiss Co. for construction and delivery to such place in the City of New York, N.Y.,U.S.A. as will be designated by the Naval Representative of the Russian Government, at prices specified below, the following articles and parts of Aviation material for the Black Seal (Sea) Signal Corps.” The document lists 8 type K Flying boats, 8 extra 160 H.P. power plants, 8 V-shaped trucks for the flyingboats,24 propellers, and 8 radio outfits for a total value of $190.600.

--Order No. 7 (44N): A document addressed to Mr. S. O. Ochs of “articles and parts of Aviation materials for the Black Sea Signal Corps.” The document calls for 2 Trans-Atlantic Type Flying Boats with 100 H.P. O-X motors at $25,000 each; 4 spare motors; 2 V-shaped trucks for Trans-Atlantic Type boats, 20 propellers; 2 wireless outfits, and another truck for a total value of $78,000. The document is annotated in pencil that 1 boat was delivered and 1 destroyed. It also has a pencil annotation that the radios are “waiting for demonstration, Sperry” and “stabilizer deliverance-waiting demonstration.” There is also an annotation “McCitter Jun 31-15” that may relate to the motors. 1 typed page.

n.d. List of Boats and Motors in Russia (32H): A typed list of Boat Numbers and Motor numbers shipped under orders 1 to 6. Order 1 appears to have been shipped to Sevastopol on July 27, Order 2 went to Petrograd on October 6, and Order 4 went to Reval. The document notes that “Besides the above, there were 14 improved motors received one of which was held in Petrograd, the balance of 13 sent to (erased). 1 typed page.

n.d. Carbon copy of a “Recapitulation, Pluym & Ochs Orders” (45N). A 1 page table listing orders 1-6, a description of the articles, value of the total order and amounts for cancellations, “Shorts,” invoices, collected, “10% held back,” commission on amounts collected and held back, total commission paid, and dates of payment. The commissions were paid on December 12 and 29, 1914 and March 24, 1915.

June 30,1917- Carbon copy of a “Balance Sheet of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation and Subsidiaries” (1 page identified as page 2) and a carbon copy of the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation and Subsidiaries, Consolidated Balance Sheet. The documents list permanent and current assets, value of investments and “Patents and Goodwill ($7,872,954.05)” and deferred charges. Liabilities listed include bonds issued ($4,000,000) and accrued interest and taxes. The consolidated balance sheet shows total assets of $15,822,300.95.The copies are attached to a carbon copy of a 3 page memo to Lieutenant Commander B. O. Jenkins that states the books and records of the corporation were examined to determine its financial condition at June 30, 1917 and “the position of the Admiralty’s contract at that date.” The letter notes that no commissions have been paid by the Corporation for “services rendered in connection with the Contracts with the Admiralty” since its last report and contains a summary of assets and liabilities. The letter also includes a summary of Admiralty contracts that gives a total value of $11,013,000 with amounts for “Cymric” replacements, N4 spares, H-16 Flying Boats, OX-5 motors, and OX-5 spares. The letter notes the Corporation has contracts with “H.M.B.G. War Office ($1,819,852.79), United States Navy ($1,488,628.90), United States Army ($7,299,336.05), and Miscellaneous ($967,140.76). The letter contains production figures for April, May, June, and July and states the Corporation recently issued 63,000 shares of common stock with the proceeds ($2,203,000) being used to purchase “additional material and equipment.” The letter notes that “in anticipation of the Navy (heavy) demand by the U.S. Government for aeroplanes, the Company has leased the factory in Austin Street, Buffalo, previously occupied by the Buffalo Smelting (sic) Works, etc is also erecting a factory of some 90 acres of leased ground fronting Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo.”

Folder G: “Agreements Between Russia and Curtiss Aeroplane Co. 1922”

Carbon copies of typed translations (apparently made in 1922) of five letters from S. O. Ochs, Representative of the Curtiss Co (Pluym & Ochs, Kazanskaja No.3, Petrograd) to the Naval General Staff, Organization & Tactics Department, Petrograd, Russia. There are copies of the following correspondence:

--January 8, 1915 (pencil #3): Ochs states the Curtiss Motor Company can execute an order for delivery of 14 Type K Flying Boats with spare motors and parts (including propellers and V shaped trucks)to the Black Sea Aviation Squad. Delivery can be made to the Russian Naval Attache in the United States in New York City, or at the factory in Hammondsport, or “in case it should be impossible to export the order from the United States, then it will be at one of the railway stations in Canada nearest to the United States boundary.” The letter lists the items to be furnished (total price $336,550) and states the Terms of Order including delivery of half of the boats not later than March 10/23, 1915 with the balance delivered on April 10/23, 1915. Delivery to Sevastopol will be at the expense of the Naval Department with the Curtiss Company sending a pilot and mechanic at its expense with the understanding that the Naval Department will “guarantee their entrance into Russia and their unobstructed sojourn within the boundaries of Russia.” The Naval Department must provide assistance in assembling the machines as well as benzene and oil for the demonstration. The letter also lists the terms of the demonstration as climb 700 meters with full load (480 kilograms) in 25 minutes and glide down (volpane) from 700 meters with motor cut out on small surface of the water. The original letter was signed by Ochs and the conditions approved by Commander Doudoroff. Lieutenant Miklashevski signed that the copy is correct (there are no signatures on the typed copy). 3 pages.

--January 28, 1915 (pencil #4): Ochs states the Curtiss Motor Company can execute an order for six Type K boats with spare motors and spare parts (including propellers and V shaped trucks) for delivery at Batum. The letter lists the items to be furnished (total price of $133,950) and states the same Terms of Order and Terms of Demonstration as specified in the letter of January 8, 1915. Delivery of half of the order is to be made by April1/14, 1915, with the remainder by May 1/14, 1915. The original letter was signed by Ochs and Lieutenant Miklashevski signed that the copy is correct (there are no signatures on the typed copy). 3 pages.

--January 31, 1915 (pencil #5): Ochs states the Curtiss Motor Company can execute an order for twelve Type K boats with spare motors and spare parts (including propellers and V shaped trucks) for delivery at Reval for the Black Sea Aviation Squad. The letter lists the items to be furnished (total price of $303,900) and states the same Terms of Order and Terms of Demonstration as specified in the letter of January 8, 1915. Delivery of half of the order is to be made by May 12, 1915, with the remainder by May 18, 1915. The original letter was signed by Ochs and Lieutenant Miklashevski signed that the copy is correct (there are no signatures on the typed copy). 3 pages.

--February 17, 1915 (pencile #6): Ochs states the Curtiss Motor Company can execute an order for eight Type K boats with spare motors and spare parts (including propellers and V shaped trucks) for delivery at Sevastopol for the Black Sea Aviation Squad. The letter lists the items to be furnished (total price of $190,600) and states the same Terms of Order and Terms of Demonstration as specified in the letter of January 8, 1915. Delivery of half of the order is to be made by May 28/June 15, 1915, with the remainder by June7/20, 1915. The original letter was signed by Ochs and Lieutenant Miklashevski signed that the copy is correct (there are no signatures on the typed copy). 3 pages

--February 25, 1915 (pencil #7): Ochs states the Curtiss Motor Company can execute an order for two transatlantic type boats with spare motors and spare parts (including propellers and V shaped trucks) for delivery at Sevastopol for the Black Sea Aviation Squad. The letter lists the items to be furnished (total price of $78,600) and states the same Terms of Order and Terms of Demonstration as specified in the letter of January 8, 1915. The full load for the transatlantic boat is specified as 1,400 American pounds or 36 poods.” Delivery of one boat is to be made by June 28/July 11, 1915, with the second boat delivered by July 7/20, 1915. The original letter was signed by Ochs and Lieutenant Miklashevski signed that the copy is correct (there are no signatures on the typed copy). 3 pages

September 30, 1914: Original cablegram from Ochs to Curtiss Aeroplane Company requesting prices for “quickest delivery and quantity latest US Army type tractors” and “Hundred OX Motors and mechanical RPM indicators” FOB New York or “Frisco.”1 page.

November 13, 1914: Original Western Union Telegram from Benham and Boyesen to Curtiss Aeroplane Company stating “Ship immediately care Kursk Bush Rate to Archangel fifty cents cubic foot prepaid cannot quote through recommended cabling receivers to insurers as cannot cover this market.” 1 page.

December 26, 1914: Original Western Union Night Letter from G. R. Hall in Hammondsport to Capt. D. Vasselieff in Washington, D.C. asking “When will it be convenient for you to see me regarding next shipment?”

Folder H: Documents relating to acquisition of property from the Patterson Industrial Development Company, 1927 (marked in pencil as #1). This appears to be a collection of documents held together with an Oxford metal fastener created or maintained by the Legal Department. The Documents are:

--An original deed dated October 21, 1927, from the Patterson Industrial Development Company (a corporation of New Jersey) to the Wright Aeronautical Corporation for a parcel of land and premises located on Madison Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey, for one dollar and “other good and valuable considerations.” The deed is signed by William Hand as President of the Paterson Industrial Development Company and recorded by the Register of Deeds for Passaic County on October 24, 1927, in Book B-34 on page 334. The document has been annotated in pencil with some exceptions to the legal description of the land. 4 pages plus back cover.

-- An original deed dated October 21, 1927, from the Patterson Industrial Development Company (a corporation of New Jersey) to the Wright Aeronautical Corporation for a parcel of land and premises located on Gray Street in Paterson, New Jersey, for one dollar and “other good and valuable considerations.” The deed is signed by William Hand as President of the Paterson Industrial Development Company and recorded by the Register of Deeds for Passaic County on October 24, 1927, in Book B-34 on page 332. The document has been annotated in pencil with some exceptions to the legal description of the land. 5 pages plus back cover.

--n.d. A printed “Agreement Between Contractor and Owner.” No information has been entered into any of the blanks on the form which may have been incorporated into the package for reference. 6 pages.

--A carbon copy of an undated ordinance to vacate part of Martin Street passed by the Board of Public Works of the City of Patterson. Section 1 of the ordinance describes the property that is near the right of way of the Erie Railroad. 1 page.

--carbon copy of an agreement between the City Of Patterson, New Jersey, and the Patterson Industrial Development Company not to erect any buildings on lot 231 on Martin Street. The document contains no signatures. 1 page.

--April 23,1928: A receipt for a title insurance policy (#73835) from the Fidelity Union Title and Mortgage Guaranty Company. 1 page. --April17,1928: carbon copy of a letter to Lindsbury, Depue, and Faulks from William M. Moore, Assistant Secretary of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. The letter is in response to a letter of April 14 relating to Plant Purchase #3863LDF. Moore requests an increase of #330,000 to the title insurance policy because the Corporation has built an assembly plant and a two story brick and concrete addition to the rear of the main plant. The value of these improvements exceeds the original $400,000 title insurance policy. Moore states that a one story wooden and corrugated iron shed were relocated and a dwelling was purchased and moved. 1 page.

--April 14, 1928: original letter from Lindabury, Depue & Faulks on company letterhead to William H. Moore of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation relating to Paterson Purchase #3863LDF. Moore is informed that there will be a $40 charge for a title search and $825 for the insurance premium. 1 page.

--April 5, 1928: carbon copy of a letter from Moore to Lindabury relating to increasing the amount of the title insurance policy. There are no signatures on the copy. 1 page

--March 30, 1928: original letter from Lindabury, Depue & Faulks on company letterhead to William H. Moore of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation relating to Paterson Purchase #3863LDF. The letter relates to rates for title insurance. 1 page.

--March 20,1928: carbon copy of a letter from Moore to Lindabury requesting an increase of $270,000 for the title insurance on the Patterson factory property. There are no signatures on the copy. 1 page.

--December 15, 1927: An original Memorandum to Mr. Prince from G. W. Vaughan, General Manager commenting on attached correspondence with Lindabury, Depue & Faulks. Vaughan recommends that insurance “be kept consistent with construction accomplished.” The document is signed by Vaughan and includes a pencil annotation to Moore to check on the value of the assembly building. 1 page.

--December 14, 1927: original letter from Lindabury, Depue & Faulks on company letterhead to J.F. Prince, Secretary and Treasurer of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation relating to Paterson Purchase #3863LDF. The letter relates to rates and commissions charged by The Fidelity Union Title and Mortgage Guaranty Company. 1 page.

--December 14, 1927: Original letter from The Fidelity Union Title and Mortgage Guaranty Company on company letterhead to Lindabury, Depue & Faulks confirming a telephone conversation about fees and Liability to Mechanics Liens. 2 pages.

--November 27, 1915: Original letter from Chadbourne, Stanchfield & Levy of New York to William H. Moore of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation acknowledging receipt of a title insurance policy and an original warranty deed and an original “bargain and sale deed” from the Paterson Industrial Development Company. The letter states that the title policy “seems to conform to the understanding between you and the title company at the time of closing.” 2 pages.

--October 13, 1927: An original and one carbon copy of an assignment from the Patterson Industrial Development Corporation to the Wright Aeronautical Corporation of all moneys due with the Public Service Electrical & Gas Company on property located at 235 Lewis Street. The original and copy are both signed by William Hand as President of the Patterson Industrial Development Company and bear the company’s embossed seal. 2 pages.

--May 17, 1929: A carbon copy of a letter from J. F. Prince, Secretary and Treasurer of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation to A.L. Klein of the Erie Railroad Company relating to damages to track.1 page.

--May 15, 1917: Original letter from A. H. Kline, Superintendent of the Erie Railroad Company on company letterhead to J. F. Prince Secretary and Treasurer of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation confirming a telephone conversation relating to damage to track caused by a derailment. 1 page. --October 14, 1927: A carbon copy of a letter from J. F. Prince Secretary and Treasurer of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation to the Patterson Industrial Development Corporation requesting a one week extension on the closing date for the plant. The copy is signed by Prince. 1 page.

October 10, 1927: A carbon copy of a letter from J. F. Prince Secretary and Treasurer of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation to the Patterson Industrial Development Corporation relating to an indemnity bond against the risk with respect to title to “the triangle tract of land” under negotiation. The copy is not signed. 1 page.

--October 7, 1927: An original letter from J. F. Prince Secretary and Treasurer of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation on company letterhead stationary to the Patterson Industrial Development Corporation requesting an extension of the closing date. The letter is signed by both Prince and William Hand and has been annotated in pencil with “Fixed as 4:30 PM 10/13 by telephone understanding.” 1 page.

--September 30, 1927: An original letter from G. W. Vaughan, Vice President of Wright Aeronautical Corporation on company letterhead stationary to The Patterson Industrial Development Company requesting an extension of the closing date specified in the sale contract dated September 6, 1927. The letter is signed by both Vaughan and William Hand. 1 page.

--September 6, 1927: Carbon copy of an agreement between the Wright Aeronautical Corporation and the Patterson Industrial Development Corporation for the sale 8 tracts of land for $40,000. The agreement contains a detailed legal description of the tracts and is signed by Willam Hand as President of the Patterson Development Corporation and Charles R. Lawrance as President of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. The document also contains the signatures the Secretaries of each company and bears the embossed seal of each company. There is also an unsigned notary certificate attached. 11 pages plus back cover.

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Wright Corporation Papers -- Box 2 Early 20th Century   1.5 Cubic feet Box containing ledgers and correspondence books of the Wright Company

Wright Corporate Correspondence Ledger - 1 January 13 1910 to October 2, 1911   1 Ledger 1 vol. (12 x 10 x 1 in.) 500 pages.

Conditions Governing Use note

Letters are glued to pages of ledger and can only be duplicated by staff.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically by date sent. The volume contains a name index to addressees. Text in the lower right corner of many pages is illegible because of fading or poor copying. Press copies of letters sent by the Wright Company.

Ledger 1 Part1 Jan 1910 thru Feb 1910

To: Burgess, Frederick s. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 13 (?), 1910 Subject: exhibitions Other names:

To: Lee and Villela From: Barnes, Alpheus F Date: January 24, 1910. Subject: price of machine is $7,500 no catalogue of machines available Other names:

To: Pacific Motor Car and Aviation Co. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names

To: Ridge, Earl S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Vreeland Brothers Automobile Co. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: The Commercial Motor Car Co. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Troy Automobile Exchange From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Sullivan.Homer v. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: The Holcomb Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names

To: Ashley, Charles H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Moore, Pierre C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: White Motor Car Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: The McDuffie Motor Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Coey Automobile Livery Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: White, H. S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: J. E. Levi and Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Consolidated Motor Car Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Fuhner, W. R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: catalogue of machines and instruction fields Other names:

To: Casey, E. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: request for information on company Other names: Pierson, John

To: Crane, Charles K. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: catalogue of machines Other names:

To: Sturges, H. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: catalogue of machines Other names:

To: Powell, W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: no vacancy Other names: Vanderbilt, Cornelius

To: Ferguson, M. M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: no vacancy Other names: Vanderbilt, Cornelius

To: Brooks,J. Ansel From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1910 Subject: technical letters Other names: Vanderbilt, Cornelius and Peterkin

To: Russell, T. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 31, 1910 Subject: financial statement Other names: R. G. Dunn and Company

To: Russell, T. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 31, 1910 Subject: certificate to do business in Ohio Other names: Toulmin

To: Russell, T. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 31, 1910 Subject: bills for legal expenses Other names: Toulmin and See and Young and Bennett

To: Rosalsky, Mark From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 31, 1910 Subject: condition of paint Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 31, 1910 Subject: book keeping and By-Laws and catalogue Other names: Freedman and Nicoll, E. H.

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 11, 1910 Subject: book keeping and By-Laws and checks Other names: Freedman and Nicoll, E. H.

To: Carlson,Emil From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1910 Subject: return letter Other names:

To: Blackford, R. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1910 Subject: agency Other names: Apperson-Lee Motor Company

To: Crosby, R. W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1910 Subject: agency and machine costs $7,500 with delivery by July or August Other names: Hettrick, John T.

To: Hettrick, John T. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1910 Subject: receipt of note Other names: Crosby, R. W.

To: Miller, John H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 18, 1910 Subject: receipt of letters Other names: Crosby, R. W. and Hettrick, John T.

To: Pearson, J. W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 18, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Commissioner of Patents From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 19, 1910 Subject: assignments of patents and applications Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 23, 1910 Subject: committee meeting Other names: Vanderbilt and Belmont and Nicoll To: Eidman,F. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 26, 1910 Subject: Return of annual net income Other names:

To: Ferns, Robert J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 26, 1910 Subject: aviation exhibition in Los Angeles and use of infringing machines Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 26, 1910 Subject: enclose draft of letter for Bishop Other names: Vanderbilt and Bishop

Ledger 1 Part 2 Mar 1910 thru April 1910

To: Alger, Russell A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 5, 1910 Subject: stock certificates Other names:

To: Alger, Russell A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 17, 1910 Subject: stock certificates Other names: Alger, F. M.

To: The Plaza Bank From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 21, 1910 Subject: signature cards Other names: Wright, Orville

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 21, 1910 Subject: need blueprints Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 21, 1910 Subject: automatic hook and eye Other names: Nicoll, E. H.

To: Fisher, B. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 23, 1910 Subject: licensing foreign machines and inadvisable to buy Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 23, 1910 Subject: employment Other names: Coffyn, Frank and Collier

To: Alger, Russell A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 23, 1910 Subject: Transfer Tax Stamps Other names:

To: Cobb, Fletcher From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 24, 1910 Subject: No agency on Pacific coast and “anyone can learn to fly successfully within a very short time – say a week” Other names:

To: Latlip, Captain David From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 30, 1910 Subject: price of machine is $7,500 with delivery by September or October Other names:

To: Freedman, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 30, 1910 Subject: checks to pay bills Other names: Toulmin and Wright, Wilbur and Laird

To: Bridge, Frank From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 31, 1910 Subject: agency Other names:

To: Casey, E.J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 31, 1910 Subject: receipt of referral Other names: Schneller, Fred A.

To: Kim, Mort M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 31, 1910 Subject: receipt of offer of services Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 1, 1910 Subject: enclose check Other names:

To: Rockstroh, Frederick From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 7, 1910 Subject: no catalogue available Other names:

To: Toulmin,H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 8, 1910 Subject: check for bill of services Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 11, 1910 Subject: letter from Aero Club Other names: Bishop, Cortlandt Field

To: The Wright Company From: Bishop, Cortlandt Field Date: April 8, 1910 Subject: letter from Aero Club regarding “reasonable compensation” Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 11, 1910 Subject: transfer of $5,000 to Dayton account Other names: Wright, Wilbur To: Harris,Hillman From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 15, 1910 Subject: cannot undertake work Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 18, 1910 Subject: need copies of contracts Other names: Knabenshue

To: Meyer,Martin From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 26, 1910 Subject: return misdirected letter Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 30, 1910 Subject: papers for Secretary of State of Ohio Other names:

Ledger 1 Part 3 May thru June 1910

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 4, 1910 Subject: employment Other names: Couve, Henry B.

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Couve, Henry B Date: May 2, 1910 Subject: request for employment, “I could be useful to you and prove a good flying man, inasmuch as boldness and self-command are needed.” Other names:

To: Russell,F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 4, 1910 Subject: certificate to do business in Ohio and first machine and request for pictures Other names:

To: Freedman, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 5, 1910 Subject: checks to sign Other names:

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 7, 1910 Subject: check for professional services Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 7, 1910 Subject: check for professional services Other names:

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 7, 1910 Subject: War Department letter relating to shipment to Fort Sam Houston Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Chandler, Captain C. DeF. Date: May 6, 1910 Subject: War Department letter relating to shipment to Fort Sam Houston Other names: Foulois

To: Chief Signal Officer of the Army. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 7, 1910 Subject: regarding War Department letter relating to shipment to Fort Sam Houston Other names:

To: Freedman, ANdrew. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 7, 1910 Subject: check for expenses Other names:

To: Wilhelm, Parker, and Hand From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 12, 1910 Subject: check for services Other names:

To: Shaver, S. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 14, 1910 Subject: exhibition that infringes on patents Other names: Judge Hazel and Judge Hand

To: Toulmin,H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 14, 1910 Subject: wants brief on appeal in Curtiss case Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 18, 1910 Subject: Hamilton expects to try for the World Prize Other names: Hamilton

To: Pflaum A. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 18, 1910 Subject: Maltman check for $175 Other names: Nicoll and Maltman

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 27, 1910 Subject: trip to Dayton Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 6, 1910 Subject: checks to cover bills Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 18, 1910 Subject: decisions of the Court of Appeals in Curtiss and Paulhan cases and contracts and information about records set in flights at Indianapolis. Other names: Brown Brothers and Curtiss and Paulhan and Knabenshue

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 22, 1910 Subject: invoice for goods Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 23, 1910 Subject: contracts and “receipts of our first Meet disappointing” and attendance at Montreal Meet Other names: Wright and Knabenshue

To: Burtch, A. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 28, 1910 Subject: no printed matter available and price of machine is $7,500 Other names:

To: Hunt, Leigh From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 28, 1910 Subject: no printed matter available and price of machine is $7,500 Other names:

To: Powers, T. P. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 29, 1910 Subject: Aviation Meet at Asbury Park Other names: Harvey

Ledger 1 Part 4 July thru August 1910

To: Jones, E.L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 7, 1910 Subject: request for photographs by Aeronautics of Indianapolis Meet. Other names: Brookings and Russell, F.H.

To: McName,George A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 7, 1910 Subject: check from International Aviation Association, Ltd. for guarantee for Montreal Meet Other names: Knabenshue

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 7, 1910 Subject: railroad car location Other names:

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 11, 1910 Subject: Montreal settled Other names: Knabenshue

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 12, 1910 Subject: leaving for Toronto Other names:

To: Johnson, E. M. From: Knabenshue, Roy Date: July 13, 1910 Subject: Hurry affairs Other names:

To: Martin, J. H. From: Knabenshue, Roy Date: July 13, 1910 Subject: “Brookins and Johnstone O.K.” and “no Sunday flying” Other names: Brookins and Johnstone

To: Shouse,Jouett From: Knabenshue, Roy Date: July 13, 1910 Subject: “Can furnish world’s greatest aviator Brookins for five thousand dollars, Four thousand dollars for any other aviator” Other names: Brookins

To: Wilcox, E.M. From: Knabenshue, Roy Date: July 13, 1910 Subject: “Arrive tomorrow with Brookins” Other names: Brookins

To: Adams Express Company From: The Wright Company Date: July 13, 1910 Subject: “Route car with aeroplane via Great Northern to Grand Forks,South Dakota” Other names:

To: Russell,F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 13, 1910 Subject: “Montreal Meet showing disappointing” and Canadian records and Atlantic City Aero Club Other names: Brookins and Freedman and Knabenshue

To: Freedman, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 14, 1910 Subject: checks for petty cash Other names: Knabenshue

To: McNamee, George A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 20, 1910 Subject: need check from International Aviation Association Ltd. Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur and Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 25, 1910 Subject: Asbury contract. Other names: Freedman

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 21, 1910 Subject: check collected at Detroit and report on Torronto Other names: Knabenshue and Harrison

To: Young and Bennett From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 20, 1910 Subject: bill for $100 Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 21, 1910 Subject: check for $5,000 for Dayton account Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 21, 1910 Subject: check for $5,000 for Dayton account Other names: To: Lissner, Edward From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 21, 1910 Subject: can not use services Other names:

To: Packard, W.L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 21, 1910 Subject: request for $2500 due the Wright Brothers Other names:

To: Williams, H. S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 2, 1910 Subject: check to U. S.Circuit Court for costs in Wright Company vs. The Herring-Curtiss Company and Glenn Curtiss Other names: Herring and Curtiss

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 2, 1910 Subject: check for costs in Paulhan case Other names: Shields, John A. and Paulhanand Toulmin

To: Toulmin H.A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 2, 1910 Subject: checks sent for costs in Paulhan and Curtiss cases Other names: Shields, John A. and Paulhan and Toulmin

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 3, 1910 Subject: bill for services of General Wetmore in Curtiss case Other names: Whetmore and Jenner and Curtiss

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 3, 1910 Subject: Grand Forks engagement Other names: Wright, Wilbur

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 3, 1910 Subject: money due from Pittsburg Commercial Club Other names: Packard

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 3, 1910 Subject: Asbury Parkmachines Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 4, 1910 Subject: express third machine Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1910 Subject: $750 for Coffyn Other names: Coffyn

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 4, 1910 Subject: Shipment of machine 5 and 6 and “prospect looks bright for a rousing good meet” and “faith this will be the best advertised meet held in this country” Other names: LaChappelle, Johnstone, Coffyn, Brookins,and Hoxsey

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 9 (?), 1910 Subject: expenses for aviators Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 9, 1910 Subject: expenses for aviators and weather Other names:

To: Knabenshue,Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 9, 1910 Subject: Asbury Park and quote for use at Poughkeepsie Other names: Baldwin, Guy and Johnstone and Coffyn To: Rockstraw, Frederic From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 24, 1910 Subject: application for employment Other names: Wright, Wilbur

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Ryan, Alan A. Date: August 25, 1910 Subject: Contracts being signed today Other names:

To: Russell,F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1910 Subject: Parkersburg contracts Other names: Parmelee

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 14, 1910 Subject: Hartford, Lincoln, Minneapolis, and Parkersburg contracts Other names: Jackson

To: Russell,F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 30, 1910 Subject: purchase of factory site Other names: Wright, Wilbur

Ledger 1 Part 5 Sept thur Oct 1910

To: Sullivan, C.J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 2, 1910 Subject: Asbury Park Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 2, 1910 Subject: checks Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 2, 1910 Subject: expense accounts Other names:

To: Ross,Milan From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 14, 1910 Subject: Warner’s letter Other names: Warner and Wright

To: Russell,F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 14, 1910 Subject: Asbury Park flights; “was thoroughly disgusted and chagrined at Asbury. Coffyn as manager of the camp was a dead failure” and prospective purchasers including “Cornelius Vanderbilt is the only man inNew York as far as I know, who had serious intentions to purchase.” Other names: Brookins and Coffyn and Cornelius Vanderbilt

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 14, 1910 Subject: Checks for Hartford and Parkersburg contracts Other names: Jackson

To: Crane, Charles K. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: offer to sell machine for $5,000 with 20% down and “a reasonable amount of instruction in the use of the machine at our aviation field, Dayton, Ohio” Other names:

To: Fuhner, W. R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: offer to sell machine for $5,000 with 20% down and “a reasonable amount of instruction in the use of the machine at our aviation field, Dayton, Ohio” Other names:

To: Sturges, H. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: offer to sell machine for $5,000 with 20% down and “a reasonable amount of instruction in the use of the machine at our aviation field, Dayton, Ohio” Other names:

To: Rockstroh, Frederick From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: offer to sell machine for $5,000 with 20% down and “a reasonable amount of instruction in the use of the machine at our aviation field, Dayton, Ohio” Other names:

To: Hunt,Leigh From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: offer to sell machine for $5,000 with 20% down and “a reasonable amount of instruction in the use of the machine at our aviation field, Dayton, Ohio” Other names:

To: Burtch, A. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: offer to sell machine for $5,000 with 20% down and “a reasonable amount of instruction in the use of the machine at our aviation field, Dayton, Ohio” Other names:

To: Lawson, Alfred W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: list of contracts on hand Other names:

To: Jones, E.L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 15, 1910 Subject: list of contracts on hand Other names:

To: Packard, W.L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 16, 1910 Subject: collection of money due Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 16, 1910 Subject: hangers and tents for International Meet Other names: Ryan, Allen A.

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 16, 1910 Subject: check for Minneapolis (Hamlin) contract and Parkersburg and Lincoln and Hartford Other names: Welch and Parmelee and Coffyn and Knabenshue

To: McNamee, George A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1910 Subject: payment for Toronto and Montreal contracts Other names:

To: Russell,F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1910 Subject: payment for Parkersburg and Lincoln contract Other names: Hoxsey

To: Fleischman, Charles From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 20, 1910 Subject: no stock for sale Other names:

To: St. John, D. Cameron From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 20, 1910 Subject: no interest in financing or promoting aeroplane other than Wright Company machine Other names:

To: Stewart, C. D. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 20, 1910 Subject: no vacancies in the Wright Company Other names:

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1910 Subject: arrival in Dayton Other names:

To: Times Despatch From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 29, 1910 Subject: Johnstone’s picture mailed Other names: Johnstone

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 28, 1910 Subject: check for Detroit and Boston engagement Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 29, 1910 Subject: check for William J. Hammer and bill from Dr. Calvin F. Adams Other names: Hammer, William J. And Adams, Dr. Calvin F. and Brookins

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 29, 1910 Subject: deed to City of Dayton and purchase of factory site and authority to “go ahead and finish the factory” Other names:

To: Studds, Colin From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 30, 1910 Subject: ticket on Pennsylvania Railroad Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 1, 1910 Subject: checks for flights at Trenton and Boston prize money Other names:

To: Johnstone, Ralph From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 5, 1910 Subject: check for flights at Richmond Other names:

To: Freedman, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 4, 1910 Subject: check to pay Neuton Other names: Ryan and Neuton

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 4, 1910 Subject: check for Trenton and Appalachian Exposition at Knoxville Other names:

To: Holcomb, J. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1910 Subject: check for Alabama State Fair and Exhibit Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 22, 1910 Subject: check for Alabama State Fair and Exhibit and Rochester contract Other names: Holcomb, J. H.

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 22, 1910 Subject: request for report on affairs at Dayton for Director’s meeting Other names:

Ledger 1 Part 6 Nov thru Dec 1910

To: Edwards, O. W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 2, 1910 Subject: request for tracer on freight car Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 7, 1910 Subject: shipping machines from Belmont Park and Hoxsey’s machine to Philadelphia Other names: Parmalee and Hoxsey

To: Hoxsey, Arch From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 9, 1910 Subject: check for International Aviation Tournament Other names:

To: Gould, Howard From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 9, 1910 Subject: resignation from Board of Directors Other names: To: Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 9, 1910 Subject: request for price for two day exhibition in Chicago Other names: Badgerow, H. G.

To: McKeon, John C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 9, 1910 Subject: purchase of an aeroplane Other names: Nertney, T.J.

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 10, 1910 Subject: check for $10,000 Other names:

To: Hoxsey, Arch From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 9, 1910 Subject: parts shipped from Philadelphia to Baltimore Other names: Joyce, Jerome H.

To: Mack, Herman From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 10, 1910 Subject: stop negotiations Other names:

To: International Aviation Tournament From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 14, 1910 Subject: bill for tents at Belmont Park Other names: Ryan, Allen A.

To: International Aviation Tournament From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 9, 1910 Subject: bill for $300 for tents at Belmont Park Other names:

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 14, 1910 Subject: “wild estimates of future needs” and wants weekly report of expenditures Other names: Wright, Wilbur

To: Gillespie Lawrence L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 17, 1910 Subject: bill for 1910 International Tournament Other names:

To: Aero Corporation. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 17, 1910 Subject: bill for $30,300 Other names: Ryan, Allan A.

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 14, 1910 Subject: pipe line crossing agreement Other names: Wright, Wilbur

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 21, 1910 Subject: expense account for Baltimore trip Other names:

To: Equitable Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 28, 1910 Subject: signature cards for checks Other names:

To: Illinois State Board of Agriculture From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 28, 1910 Subject: payments under contract Other names: Hoxsey

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 28, 1910 Subject: Where is Wilbur Wright Other names:

To: Hawley, A. R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 30, 1910 Subject: receipt of $10,000 check Other names:

To: Niles, W. W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 30, 1910 Subject: copy of letter to Gillespie Other names: Gillespie

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 30, 1910 Subject: send contract with Aviators Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Wright, Wilbur Date: November 30, 1910 Subject: Let Denver pay express charges Other names:

To: Adams, Calvin Thayer From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 5, 1910 Subject: check for Brookins Other names: Walter Brookins

To: Peterkin, C. R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 6, 1910 Subject: payment of stock dividend Other names: Lindsay

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 6, 1910 Subject: Ryan ill and Moissant has organized Exhibition Company and exhibits at Richmond Other names: Ryan and Moissant and Hamilton and Frisbie and Simon and Barrier and demoiselles

To: Wright,Lorin From: Wright, Wilbur Date: December 2, 1910 Subject: Peterkin Wright stock Other names: Peterkin

To: Chief Signal Officer From: Wright, Wilbur Date: December 7, 1910 Subject: is Lieutenant Foulois still in Washington Other names: Foulois

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1910 Subject: mailing check Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1910 Subject: check for $10,000 Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1910 Subject: Belmont results and orders for machines and training camp at Augusta and license fee to charge exhibitors and status of four machines and instruction costs $25 per lesson. Other names: Hoxsey and Ryan and Collier and Vanderbilt and Alger and Wright

To: Peterkin, Clinton R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 8, 1910 Subject: receipt of letter Other names:

To: Nertney, T. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 9, 1910 Subject: price of machine is $5,000 and no decision on license fee for exhibitions Other names: McKeon, John

To: Packard, W. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 9, 1910 Subject: money due from Pittsburg Commercial Club Other names: Jackson, Thomas P.

To: MacConnell, L. Y. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 12, 1910 Subject: price of machine is $5,000 plus license fee for exhibitions Other names:

To: Hill, Thomas J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 12, 1910 Subject: price of machine is $5,000 plus license fee for exhibitions and “the money making possibilities of the machine are almost unlimited. We get from $5,000 to $10,000 for a week’s exhibition of one machine and one operator.” Other names:

To: State Comptroller of New York From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 12, 1910 Subject: request for forms for report for annual taxes Other names:

To: Dickinson, J. K. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 12, 1910 Subject: receipt of check for exhibition in Illinois Other names:

To: Hegger, A. W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 10, 1910 Subject: no position open Other names:

To: Denegar, H. E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 10, 1910 Subject: cancel order for book of clippings Other names:

To: Reulein, J. Jr. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 10, 1910 Subject: no arrangements for an aviation school at Belmont Park Other names:

To: Brookins, Walter R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 14, 1910 Subject: check for $400 for winnings at Belmont Park Other names:

To: Parmalee P.O. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 14, 1910 Subject: check for $950 for winnings at Belmont Park Other names:

To: Hoxsey, Arch From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 14, 1910 Subject: check for $6,908.33 for winnings at Belmont Park Other names:

To: Russell ,F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 14, 1910 Subject: check for Parmalee Other names: Parmalee

To: Wright Brothers From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 19, 1910 Subject: certificate for six shares of stock Other names:

To: Collier, Robert J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 19, 1910 Subject: resignation from Board of Directors Other names:

To: Ryan, Allan A.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 19, 1910 Subject: resignation from Board of Directors Other names:

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 20, 1910 Subject: plan to exhibit Alger’s machine and Ryan machine order Other names: Alger and Ryan and Wright

To: Wright, Wilbur. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 20, 1910 Subject: insurance and income and jewelry for Mrs. Johnstone and bonuses and Hoxsey’s intention to leave the company and give exhibitions in Australia Other names: Johnstone and Federman and Brookins and Hoxsey and Parmalee and Niles

To: Leahy, William A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 27, 1910 Subject: cup for Mrs. Johnstone Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 28, 1910 Subject: bonuses and payments to Mrs. Johnstone Other names: Freedman and Federman and Anable and Turpin and Niles and Williamson

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 28, 1910 Subject: bonuses and payments to Mrs. Johnstone Other names: Freedman and Federman and Anable and Turpin and Niles and Williamson

Ledger 1 Part 7 Jan thru Feb 1911

To: Federmann, W.M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 3, 1911 Subject: waiver of rights by Johnstone Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 7, 1911 Subject: enclosure of checks Other names:

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 7, 1911 Subject: payment for services Other names:

To: Tileston, T. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 9, 1911 Subject: secure a contract Other names:

To: Belmont, August From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 9, 1911 Subject: resignation from Board withdrawn Other names:

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 10, 1911 Subject: specifications on Allan A. Ryan’s machine Other names: Ryan, Allan A.

To: Gould, Howard From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 10, 1911 Subject: resignation from Board accepted Other names:

To: Collier, Robert J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 10, 1911 Subject: resignation from Board accepted Other names:

To: Ryan, AllanA. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 10, 1911 Subject: resignation from Board accepted Other names:

To: Parmelee. P. O. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1911 Subject: pay $1,000 bonus Other names:

To: Brookins, Walter R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1911 Subject: pay $5,000 bonus for “splendid work” Other names:

To: Hoxsey, M. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1911 Subject: pay $5,000 bonus to mother of deceased pilot Other names: Hoxsey, Arch

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 12, 1911 Subject: check for $25,000 from Los Angeles Aviation Association Other names: Knabenshue

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 10, 1911 Subject: collected for Los Angeles Other names:

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 12, 1911 Subject: make San Francisco collection Other names:

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 13, 1911 Subject: assignment of patent821393 Other names: Wright and Toulmin

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 16, 1911 Subject: control shipped to Foulois Other names: Foulois

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 16, 1911 Subject: catalogues sent to Aero Clubs Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1911 Subject: Collier’s machine delivered to Belmont Park with broken elevator casting and potential customer for eight cylinder “roadster type” Other names: Turpin and Williams

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1911 Subject: request for price for an engine Other names: Wright, Wilbur

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1911 Subject: when can we deliver roadster type Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 21, 1911 Subject: copy of letter to Russell Other names: Russell

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 21, 1911 Subject: bill for parts to Ogilvie Other names: Hoxsey and Wright

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 21, 1911 Subject: Model R and Model B engines purchaser wants eight cylinders to carry passenger, Model B goes 40 to 45 mph and Model R goes 55 to 60, “we wanttomake sales and establish a business” and “getting inquiries in person almost daily” Other names:

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 21, 1911 Subject: assignment of patent 831393 Other names: Wright and Toulmin

To: Speedy, K. P. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 23, 1911 Subject: can deliver four cylinder in 60 days for $1500 Other names: To: Equitable Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 26, 1911 Subject: stop payment on check to Brookins Other names: Brookins

To: Ryan, Allan A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 27, 1911 Subject: machine ready for delivery and send check for $1,000 Other names:

To: Brookins, Walter R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 27, 1911 Subject: check payment stopped and “we have had very little news from the coast, but I am sure you covered yourself with glory” Other names:

To: Wright Brothers From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 28, 1911 Subject: Mrs Johnstone’s address Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 28, 1911 Subject: Mrs Johnstone’s $10,300 annuity Other names: Knauth and Nachod and Kuehne and Nicoll, and Anable and Lindsay and Fuller

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 28, 1911 Subject: delivery of Ryan and Vanderbilt machines and Ryan objects to restriction on use of machine in contests and payment of license fee and Vanderbilt “seems nonplussed at the idea his machine is ready” Other names: Ryan and Vanderbilt

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 27, 1911 Subject: statement of machines produced Other names:

To: The Equitable Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 1, 1911 Subject: pay Brookins check Other names: Brookins

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 1, 1911 Subject: enclose letter to Russell Other names: Russell

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 1, 1911 Subject: check for $1,521.10 from Oglivie for Model R and check for $13,500 from Knabenshue for San Francisco meet and “rumor that Aero Reserve wants to buy a Wright machine” and “undoubtedly they will be able to get something from Curtiss” and use of Belmont Park Other names: Ogilvie and Knabenshue and Ryan, John Barry Russell and Curtiss and Belmont and Gorman and Burgess

To: De Lion, C H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 10, 1911 Subject: price of machine is $5,000 with $1,000 on order and “payment of certain fees when the machine is used for profit or in contests” and “feel very confident that you would learn to fly our machine quickly” and “a maximum of ten lessons would be sufficient” and “”in case you do not learn to fly in a reasonable time, we will return the balance of your deposit after deducting the price of the lessons” and “this proposition is confidential” Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 11, 1911 Subject: check for $1,000 from U. S. Aeronautic Company and deposit on one type B sold and “I am glad to see one real live outside order come in” and delivery of Vanderbilt and Ryan machines and rust on Collier’s machine Other names: Turpin and Forbes, A. Holland and Beers and Vanderbilt and Ryan and Collier and Williams

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 11, 1911 Subject: Beers training at Belmont Park and statement of disbursements by Exhibition Department Other names: Beers and Turpin and Johnstone and Hoxsey and Adams and Brookins and Barnes and Johnson and Newton and Johnstone and Hoxsey and Parmalee

To: Gottshalk and Turner From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1911 Subject: claimby Frank Fuller Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1911 Subject: assignment of patent 821393 Other names: Williamson and Smith and Wright

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1911 Subject: shipping Mr. Collier’s machine to the Mexican border and “unsettled and disorganized conditions still exist” and contracts with Columbus and Salt Lake City “show the exhibition business is still alive” Other names:

To: Mann, Charles J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: return contract Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: requested to bid on Models B and R Other names:

To: Knabenshue,Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: “Personally regret your decision and hope to see you before final action. Confidential.” Other names:

To: Brown, Harold H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: letter received Other names:

To: Knabenshue,Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: enclose letter from L.L.Bingham Other names:

To: Jones Harry E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: shares of stock Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: check for $889.67 for Los Angeles and San Francisco and check for $166.66 from Augusta Chamber of Commerce Other names: Knabenshue

To: Tipper H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1911 Subject: photograph requested Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 17, 1911 Subject: letter to C. H. De Lion and matter has fallen through and “De Lion is trying to get someone to finance him, but his principal will not put up the money until he is assured that De Lion can fly” Other names: De Lion,C. H.

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 17, 1911 Subject: encloses letters to De Lion and Russell Other names: De Lion, C. H. and Russell

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 17, 1911 Subject: assignment of patent 821393 Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 17, 1911 Subject: forwards letter from the Government on bids for Models B and R Other names: Russell

To: Cowan, Captain A. S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 17, 1911 Subject: request for bids for Models B and R forwarded to Dayton Other names:

To: Bishop, Cortlandt F. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 18, 1911 Subject: copy of sales contract and ”we charge $25 per lesson for teaching. We have established a training camp at Augusta” Other names:

To: Hoxsey, M. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 18, 1911 Subject: further payment of $5,000 in the form of a life annuity Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 20, 1911 Subject: need sample of cloth Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 20, 1911 Subject: “I have been hot on the trail of Mr. H. H. Brown of Boston for the last ten days as I am confident that he will buy.” Other names: Wright, Wilbur and Cowan

To: Alger, Russell A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 20, 1911 Subject: need stockholder consent to pay benefits to families of Ralph Johnstone and Arch Hoxsey Other names: Johnstone and Hoxsey

To: Coffyn, Frank From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 21, 1911 Subject: H. H. Brown has just closed on a Model B and meet him in Augusta Other names: Brown, H. H.

To: Vanderbilt, Cornelius From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 21, 1911 Subject: send check for $1,000 per contract Other names:

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 23, 1911 Subject: contract with H. H. Brown for Model B Other names: Coffyn and Vanderbilt

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 23, 1911 Subject: enclose statement of disbursements Other names:

Ledger 1 Part 8 March thru April 1911

To: Vanderbilt, Cornelius From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 6, 1911 Subject: receipt of check for $1,000 for one Model B Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 6, 1911 Subject: receipt of check for $500 on account of a sale of a machine to “a sportsman in Texas” and commissions for Knabenshue Other names: Knabenshue and Wright

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 7, 1911 Subject: inquiry by D.M.Lee for rates for machines Other names: Lee, Captain D.M.

To: Ludlow, Israel From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 8, 1911 Subject: meet at Wilksbarre Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 8, 1911 Subject: “Gill’s telegrams, while full of information, are very discouraging” Other names: Burgess, W. Starling and Gill

To: Knabenshue,Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 8, 1911 Subject: letter from Ludlow about Wilksbarre Other names:

To: Freedmen, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 10, 1911 Subject: speak to Berwind about consent for payments to families of Johnstone and Hoxsey “their winnings and earnings amounting all together over $100,000” and these men “died practically penniless” Other names: Johnstone and Hoxsey and Berwind

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 10, 1911 Subject: please sign checks Other names: Freedmen and Toulmin

To: Secretary of State of Ohio From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 9, 1911 Subject: please send corporation tax forms Other names:

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 10, 1911 Subject: “another order cinched” for Milliken Other names: Welch and Milliken and Wright

To: Hoxsey, M. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 11, 1911 Subject: forms for annuity Other names:

To: Gray, William From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 13, 1911 Subject: no vacancy Other names:

To: Epprecht, George From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 13, 1911 Subject: no vacancy Other names:

To: Kirk, H. C. Jr. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 13, 1911 Subject: sample of cloth Other names: Ryan, John Barry

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 15, 1911 Subject: recommends C.M. Vought Other names: Vought, C.M.

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 16, 1911 Subject: payment of taxes Other names:

To: Berwind, Edward J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 20, 1911 Subject: consent form to sign Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 22, 1911 Subject: checks from Augusta Chamber of Commerce and payment of taxes Other names:

To: Gseller, A.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 24, 1911 Subject: check for $5,000 for annuity for M. C.Hoxsey Other names: Hoxsey,C. M.

To: Gseller, A.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 24, 1911 Subject: check for $5,000 for annuity for M. C. Hoxsey Other names: Hoxsey, C. M.

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 24, 1911 Subject: please sign tax return Other names:

To: Russell, F.H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 25, 1911 Subject: Erickson Advertising Agency sample copy “is too conservative for the trade Journals” and “we should continually present the great records and feats of the Wright machines in order to provide the small fry investigators with material for argument” and “comparative statement of what we have done and what the Curtis people have done at the various meets where we come in competition. It is very noticeable that Curtis has done nothing at the meets where we have competed” Other names: Erickson and Curtiss

To: Saltzman, C.McK. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 25, 1911 Subject: no machine in Boston and inquiry forwarded to Dayton Other names:

To: Russell,F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 30, 1911 Subject: letter from War Department referred to Dayton Other names:

To: Marshall, F. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 1, 1911 Subject: transmits Return of Annual Income Other names: Wright, Wilbur and Orville To: Prugh, George A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 10, 1911 Subject: inquiry forwarded to Knabenshue Other names: Knabenshue

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 10, 1911 Subject: inquiry from Prugh forwarded Other names: Prugh

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 11, 1911 Subject: check from Burgess Company and Curtis for $1,387.55 and “We are a little short here just for a moment” and Coffyn “certainly has done some flying, but I am afraid he is due for a raking because of his flights with a lady passenger, which he knows is against the rules” and opening training camp. Other names: Burgess and Curtis and Rodgers and Coffyn and Vanderbilt and Ryan and Wright and Latham and Freedman

To: Wright,Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 11, 1911 Subject: annuity bonds for Hoxsey and Johnstone matter not yet settled Other names:

To: Hoxsey, M. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 11, 1911 Subject: transmits two annuity bonds Other names:

To: The Audit Company of New York From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 14, 1911 Subject: proceed with audit “from the inception of our business in November 1909” Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 14, 1911 Subject: auditors will commence work on April 17 Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 14, 1911 Subject: assignment of patent 821393 Other names: Williamson and Smith

To: Wood, George F. Campbell From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 18, 1911 Subject: rent Hanger at Belmont Park forMay to October as a “training camp for purchasers of our machines” Other names:

To: Johnstone, Martha M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 17, 1911 Subject: transmits check Other names:

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 24, 1911 Subject: check for training Mr. Prince and Vanderbilt training and rent of hanger at Belmont Park and Ryan machine Other names: Prince and See, James W. and Knabenshue and Vanderbilt and Latham and Ryan

To: Manley, E. V. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 24, 1911 Subject: transmits nameofmanager Other names: Russell ,F. H..

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 24, 1911 Subject: assignment of patent 821393 Other names: Wright

To: Gorman, William A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 27, 1911 Subject: application to rent the “Latham” hanger for $25 per month Other names: Latham

Ledger 1 Part 9 May 1911 thru June 1911

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 1, 1911 Subject: invoice for magneto and “you must have picked out the most ancient one in the lot” Other names: Bosch and Finn, Joseph

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 1, 1911 Subject: New York flying plans and “Earl Ovington (Bleriot) is the only man flying, and he is not selling machines” and “we should get our machine here by the 20th or 25th of this month as it will help advertise” and “there is a dearth of inquiries from prospective purchasers” and “I am uncertain whether we have sold one or three machines to the Government” Other names: Ruby and EarlOvington and Bleriot and Burgess and Lathamand Gorman and Brown

To: Collier, Robert J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 2, 1911 Subject: send check for $5,100 for one Model B delivered to you in January Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 3, 1911 Subject: Ruby the Auditor has questions about invoices Other names: Ruby and Foulois, D. B. and Wright and Ogilvie and Knabenshue

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 2, 1911 Subject: “have closed (after some heartbreaking agony of suspense) with Mr. Alex. Smith Cochran for one Model B” and “Cochran is well known as a sportsman, particularly in the yachting world. He is the owner of the famous racing schooner ‘Westward’ which beat everything afloat in European waters last year, including the Kaiser’s Meteor” and “a great catch for us” and “wishes his chauffeur trained also” and “intends to use the machine for his own pleasure and sport only.” Other names: Cochran, Alexander Smith and Kaiser

To: Kerr, Jessie B. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 8, 1911 Subject: letter about prices referred to Knabenshue Other names: Knabenshue

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 8, 1911 Subject: letter about prices referred to Knabenshue Other names:

To: Cochran, Alexander Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 8, 1911 Subject: received check for $1,000 for Model B Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 8, 1911 Subject: contract licensing the United States Aeronautic Company of New Haven to manufacture monoplanes and “ought not to grant too many of these licenses” and “While there is no doubt that the issuance of these licenses to Burgess and Beers will have a salutary effect in our present patent litigation, and upon would be infringers, on the other hand it will hurt our sales some” Other names: Burgess and Beers

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 8, 1911 Subject: send all papers concerning Burgess contract Other names: Burgess and Wright,Orville

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 8, 1911 Subject: Cochran and Beers training and “hard up for motors” and “shipping one to Germany for $750” and “the Auditors are making a rotten looking report to the Directors” and sales to R. J. Armour and “sportsman who do not intend going into the exhibition game” and “There was a big crowd out yesterday at Belmont Park and Mineola to watch the antics of the grass cutters, and it seems to me that we could get some advertising out of it if we had a machine here to show them some real flying.” Other names: Cochran and Beers and Wright Armour, R. J. and Funk and Blumenthal and Ogilvie and Knabenshue

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 15, 1911 Subject: Cochran’s machine loaded on the 8th and invoices to Ogilvie and Burgess Other names: Cochran and Burgess and Thomas To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 15, 1911 Subject: all original invoices and statements must be sent to New York office and not kept in Dayton Other names: Wright and Burgess and Beers

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 15, 1911 Subject: transmits list of unpaid sales (copy of list included) Other names: Burgess and Ogilvie and Flug and Cochran, A.S.

To: Jones, E.L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 15, 1911 Subject: purchaser of machine is Cochran Other names: Cochran, Alexander Smith

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 15, 1911 Subject: send check for $1,849.10 for merchandise Other names:

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 17, 1911 Subject: Rochester, New Hampshire exhibition and Maguire “handed me the usual stuff about Curtiss offering to do it for so very much less” and can not afford $5,000 and Hoxsey’s flying and “they want a Wright machine, that is sure, but I would not let them see that we are too willing to reduce the price.” Other names: Maguire and Curtiss and Hoxsey and Cochran

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 19, 1911 Subject: contract for Hartford and Walla Walla and Boise City and Saginaw and arrival of Cochran’s machine Other names: Cochran

To: Cochran, Alexander Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 19, 1911 Subject: your machine is at Belmont Park and invoice for $100 for a moving truck and $50 for chest of tools Other names:

To: Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay, and Fuller From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 23, 1911 Subject: summons and complaint in Mary Lynch vs The Wright Company Other names: Lynch, Mary

To: Russell, F .H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 23, 1911 Subject: bills of Toulmain and See Other names: Toulmain and See and Wright

To: Russell, F .H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 23, 1911 Subject: invoices to Burgess and Rodgers Other names: Burgess and Rodgers, John

To: Russell, F .H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 23, 1911 Subject: Burgess report Other names: Burgess and Grahame-White

To: Hoffman, H. B. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 23, 1911 Subject: flying exhibition at Atlantic City Other names: Knabenshue

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 23, 1911 Subject: transmits Hoffman letter Other names: Hoffman, H.B.

To: Johnstone, Martha M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 25, 1911 Subject: annuity contract with payments to Dresdner Bank in Berlin Other names:

To: Aetna Life Insurance Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 25, 1911 Subject: annuity contract for Martha Marguarite Johnstone Other names: Johnstone

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 26, 1911 Subject: Foulois “certainly is for us” and Brown and Vanderbilt machines and royalty on F #21 machine Other names: Foulois and Brown and Vanderbilt and Burgess

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 2, 1911 Subject: collection of money from Hartford meet and “amazed at the loose methods of the Fair people in handling the sale and collection of tickets” and “the ticket takers and sellers must be watched” Other names: Butterfield and Turpin

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 5, 1911 Subject: bill from W. J. Hammer Other names: Hammer, W.J.

To: Langdon, A. S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 5, 1911 Subject: Long Island Railroad car broken into and $93.05 worth of articles stolen Other names:

To: Beers, William C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 5, 1911 Subject: receipt of check for $4,000 for one Model B Other names:

To: Gorman, William H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 6, 1911 Subject: Barnes in Wilmington Other names: Barnes

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 6, 1911 Subject: “Cochran refuses to take training and has announced his intention to dispose of the machine to whoever will buy” and “duplicate control arrived” Other names: Cochran and Turpin and Hazzard and Beers

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 6, 1911 Subject: Burgess licenses on machines A1 and B3 and B6 and B10 Other names: Burgess

To: Wright,Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 13, 1911 Subject: Gross receipts at Wilmington $2,162.50 and “Brookins made two flights each day, and everyone expressed the utmost satisfaction at his performance” Other names: Brookins

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 13, 1911 Subject: charges to Sales Expense Other names: Beers and Welsh and Burgess

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 13, 1911 Subject: received letter of the 8th Other names:

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 14, 1911 Subject: invoice for $4,150 due on C. P. Rodger’s machine and $2,300 royalty money from Columbus and all modifications to contracts must be in writing and Saginaw and Miami contracts and accident at Milwaukee Other names: Rodgers, C.P. and Daily

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 14, 1911 Subject: Welsh starts training today and pupils must agree to take at least ten lessons “otherwise some of the smart people around here may see a chance for a ride at $25 and not take any more lessons” Other names: Hazzard and Welsh and Beers and Cross and Gallaudet

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 19, 1911 Subject: Gross receipts from Claremont $2,263.60 “all that could be expected” and “transportation facilities were very poor” and “Turpin’s exhibition was all that could be desired” Other names: Eaton, Harry and Beckwith and Turpin

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 19, 1911 Subject: Bank has stopped payment on Columbus Aero Club’s check for $2,300 Other names: Wright, Orville

To: Russell F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 22, 1911 Subject: need signed statement by Saginaw promoters and notice of protest from Columbus and Milwaukee accident Other names: Wright, Orville and Wright, Wilbur and Fuller and Knabenshue

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 22, 1911 Subject: notice of protest from Columbus Aero Club for attorneys Other names: Russell

To: Russell, F.H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 22, 1911 Subject: invoice to J. C. Shea for $375 for training and for $4,150 to C.P. Rodgers Other names: Shea and Rodgers

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 23, 1911 Subject: checks for signature Other names: Freedman and Hammer

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 23, 1911 Subject: letter from Harry T. Eaton at Claremont and training agreement with George Frederick Norton “a gentleman in every sense of the word and I feel sure we will get an order for a machine from him” and can we take an order for aModelR with standard engine Other names: Eaton and Norton

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 23, 1911 Subject: checks for $726.92 from Joliet contract and check from U. S. Government for $1,295.05 Other names:

To: Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 23, 1911 Subject: transmits copy of contract with Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee which contains liability clause Other names: Flynn

To: Eaton, Harry T. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 23, 1911 Subject: transmits bill from Aaron King Other names: Hazzard

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 24, 1911 Subject: shipment of B-10 to Troy and Brookins resignation and destruction of B-12 at Quincy and “we are training four men here and the school is creating a good deal of interest” Other names: Coffyn and Welch and Brookins and Welsh

To: Williamson, B. E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 24, 1911 Subject: need blanks for annual report for tax commission Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 24, 1911 Subject: check for $1,135.61 to pay special excise tax Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 30, 1911 Subject: Government contracts received on the 28th and sales agreement with Walter B. Davis and training agreement with George W. Beatty Other names: Welsh and Davis, Walter B. and Beatty, George W.

Ledger 1 Part 10 July 1911 thru August 1911

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 4, 1911 Subject: machine for the U. S. Aero Reserve of Missouri delivered June 7 and machine for Government delivered June 10 and sale of Davis machine and “you could turn out three complete machines a week. You have only built seven in twenty weeks and four extra motors” Other names: Davis

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 5, 1911 Subject: Sopwith is “making daily flights, carrying passengers for hire” and charges “according to the size of the passenger’s pocket book” and Ovington “is somewhere in the West” and “Captain Baldwin is also on tour and no one seems to know where he is” and “It is very gratifying to know that the Company is at last making amove against these small fry. They are certainly cutting into our exhibition work” Other names: Sopwith and Ovington and Baldwin

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 7, 1911 Subject: deposit of $1,000 on Louis Mitchell’s and can a Model R be delivered by July 20 Other names: Mitchell, Louis

To: Mohney and Schurig From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 12, 1911 Subject: request for check for $1,050.05 for exhibition flights Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 12, 1911 Subject: Princeton, Peoria, and Quincy receipts and Coffyn at Troy and “the exhibition work is not being run in a businesslike manner” and “our aviators can not be relied upon to attend to the business details at these meets” Other names: Coffyn

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 10, 1911 Subject: Clearfield contract Other names: Mohney, W. A. and Schurig F. F.

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 15, 1911 Subject: Sopwith and Ovington “express a desire to own a Wright machine” and “if we can sell them a machine it would be better than suing them” Other names: Sopwith and Ovington

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 14, 1911 Subject: Corpus Christi and Battle Creek contracts Other names: Bonney and Knabenshue

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 14, 1911 Subject: rudder on Cochran’s machine and Saratoga contract Other names: Cochran and Welsh

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 14, 1911 Subject: training non-purchasers “once they have learned to fly in a Wright machine, no other machine will suit” and training camp moved to Nassau Boulevard grounds and “we had five pupils who will pay an average of $350” Other names: Cochran and Gallaudet and Cross and Welsh

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 15, 1911 Subject: Meridian contract Other names: Roosevelt and Welsh

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 17, 1911 Subject: contracts for Des Moines and Lincoln and Hamline Other names: Roosevelt

To: Williams, B. E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 24, 1911 Subject: tax report due July Other names:

To: Coffyn, Frank. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 1, 1911 Subject: check for $5,000 for Winnipeg contract and need signed statements Other names:

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 1, 1911 Subject: check for $2,000 for Miami contract Other names: Thomas and Hill and Coffyn To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 1, 1911 Subject: training check for $2,000 for Miami contract Other names: Cross and Gallaudet and Beatty and Freedman

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 1, 1911 Subject: check from Government for $5,576.15 and payment for training H. E. McQuiston and Robert Elton training Other names: Thomas and McQuiston and Elton

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1911 Subject: check for $2500 from North Dakota State Fair Other names: Parmalee

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1911 Subject: order for parts for Collier and “the German company has paid its account” Other names: Collier

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1911 Subject: separation of building and real estate accounts Other names: To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1911 Subject: transmits list of invoices Other names: Burgess and Thomas

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1911 Subject: send check to pay invoices totaling $4,970.29 Other names:

To: Russell F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 7, 1911 Subject: receipt of Dayton office statement Other names:

To: Knabenshue,Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 7, 1911 Subject: Pittsburg wants reimbursement for damage Other names: Wright

To: The Peoria Journal Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 8, 1911 Subject: check for $30 sent Other names:

To: Norton, G. Frederick From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 8, 1911 Subject: check for $150 for training agreement and “26 minutes due you” Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 8, 1911 Subject: Norton training invoice Other names: Norton, George Frederick

To: Algey, Russell A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 8, 1911 Subject: receipt of check for $4,100 Other names:

To: Russell, F. H.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 15, 1911 Subject: check for $2,500 for Colorado Springs Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 15, 1911 Subject: check for $4,325 from Louis Mitchell Other names: Mitchell, Louis

To: Tripp, George B. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 15, 1911 Subject: receipt of check for $2,500 for Colorado Springs Carnival Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 16, 1911 Subject: receipt of check for $4,375 Other names:

To: Hornblower, Miller and Potter From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 17, 1911 Subject: license agreement with Grahame-White Other names: Wright

To: Williams, B. E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 16, 1911 Subject: tax report Other names:

To: McCarthy, Francis V. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 17, 1911 Subject: enclose catalog price of motor is $1,500 Other names: Atwood

To: Gosser, Frank I. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 17, 1911 Subject: sent two machines and operators to aviation meet at Pittsburgh in good faith,but weather conditions prevented flights so request payment Other names:

To: Knabenshue,Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 17, 1911 Subject: Chicago “situation is rather disagreeable but I do not think Walter can break his contract” and Crews lawyers in Pittsburgh “have no chance” Other names: Walter and Crews

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 18, 1911 Subject: receipt of draft for $4,720 for first day of Chicago meet Other names:

To: Williams, J. Leon From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 18, 1911 Subject: letter forwarded to Knabenshue Other names: Knabenshue

To: Knabenshue,Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 18, 1911 Subject: Williams letter forwarded to Knabenshue Other names: Williams

To: Monheimer and Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 18, 1911 Subject: request for furniture Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 18, 1911 Subject: Licensing agreement with Grahame-White Other names: Hornblower and Miller and Potter and Mann and Williamson,Pliny

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 19, 1911 Subject: copy of audit Other names:

To: Hornblower,MillerandPotter From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 22, 1911 Subject: license agreement with Grahame-Whitet Other names: Grahame-White and Owen and Wright

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 22, 1911 Subject: need response to request of the 5th Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 22, 1911 Subject: receipt of 18th Other names: To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 23, 1911 Subject: “Spent whole morning with Grahame-White’s attorneys wrangling over a license agreement. The changes they wanted would have made the contract look like a Chinese laundry ticket” Other names:

To: Burns, Edward Jr. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 23, 1911 Subject: enclose catalog Other names: Levick, Edwin

To: Gafney, Aloyaius R. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 23, 1911 Subject: enclosed is copy of catalog and training agreement Other names:

To: Garson, Jules From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 23, 1911 Subject: instructions are $500 to non-purchasers with “four hours of actual time spent in the air with our operator” and additional lessons for $25 each Other names: To: McCallum, James D. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 23, 1911 Subject: instructions are $500 to non-purchasers with “four hours of actual time spent in the air with our operator” and additional lessons for $25 each Other names:

To: Fleming, Joseph From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 23, 1911 Subject: no photographs available Other names: Levick, Edwin

To: Eichstaedt, T. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 23, 1911 Subject: can not grant your request of the 10th Other names:

To: Aetna Life Insurance Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 24, 1911 Subject: annuity contract 123 Other names:

To: Owen, Carl M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 24, 1911 Subject: transmits draft of license agreement Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 25, 1911 Subject: awards from Chicago meet and “our friends in New York were very much disappointed at the showing of the Wright team as compared with the Curtiss crowd” and “Davis wants a fast machine with eight cylinder motor” and “have had a number of inquiries about pontoonsor hydroplanes. Are we making any progress in that direction” Other names: Curtiss and Fitch and Welsh and Davis and Beatty and Beers

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 25, 1911 Subject: cash requirements Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 26, 1911 Subject: New York draft for $1,351 for receipts from Chicago Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 26, 1911 Subject: New York draft for $740.86 for receipts from Chicago Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 28, 1911 Subject: separate Sales Expense and “it is particularly desired to know what it is costing to train pupils” Other names: Thomas and Wright, Wilbur

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 28, 1911 Subject: separate Sales Expense and “according to your brother’s figures, I cannot see how we can make any money out of training at $25 for fifteen minutes flying. The aviator gets $8 and the cost or depreciation of the machine is about $10” and “agreed to raise the price to $500 for four hours training for 16 lessons- about $31 per lesson” and “the fact that White has gone ahead and flown at Boston, I think indicates that he has no intention of taking alicense” Other names: Welsh and Russell and Grahame-White

Ledger 1 Part 11 Sept thru Oct 1911

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 1, 1911 Subject: checks for signature and new stock certificates Other names: Levenson and Marshall and Freedman and Anable and Nicoll

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 1, 1911 Subject: check for $5,000 Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 1, 1911 Subject: negotiations with Aero Club of Connecticut furnish Welsh for three days with guarantee of $1,500 “to take up as passengers 50 members of the club for 5 minute flights” and “seems like a cheap way of advertising” and Collier wants Parmelee to “entertain his guests at a house warming” Other names: Welsh and Miner and Collier and Parmelee

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 5, 1911 Subject: New York Aero Club wants license for an International Aviation Meet and “they plead poverty” and “expect to guarantee fifty to sixty thousand dollars for prizes” and recommends flat fee of $10,000 Other names: Sinclair and Wright, Orville and Woodruff and Harmon andMaxim and Baldwin and Callanan and Knabenshue

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 2, 1911 Subject: transmits check for $7,500 Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 5, 1911 Subject: receipt of checks from Mitchell Other names: Mitchell and Brindley

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 5, 1911 Subject: checks for See Other names: See

To: Johnstone, Mrs. Ralph From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 5, 1911 Subject: check was sent by Aetna Life Insurance Company Other names: Johnstone, Martha Marguerite

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 7, 1911 Subject: sales agreements for Pioneer Aeroplane and ExhibitionCompanyand Grundy Motor Sales Company and others Other names: Rodgers, John and Alger and Mitchell, Louis and Elton, Albert and Armor, R.J. and Collier, R.J. To: Levenson, Joseph From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 7, 1911 Subject: check for $1,872.13 to pay personal tax for 1910 Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 7, 1911 Subject: receipt of invoice to C. Fred Grundy for $4,806.36 due on B-34 Other names: Grundy

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 11, 1911 Subject: changes to invoices to Government and Walter B. Davis Other names: Davis, Walter B.

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 11, 1911 Subject: transmits contract with Aero Club of Connecticut Other names: Russell

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 11, 1911 Subject: Des Moines collection and Detroit flying Other names: Turpin and Hazzard

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1911 Subject: settlement of flying royalties by C.P. Rodgers and have him “pay cash for the material he is getting for his transcontinental flight” Other names: De Kraftt, S. I. and Rodgers, C. P.

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1911 Subject: training agreement for Freeman and “Sopwith fell into the ocean with his machine, and it was in the breakers for five hours, completely wrecking it” and “we should furnish Sopwith with an assembled plane for $1,500 and take all his junk back to the factory” Other names: Freeman and Sopwith

To: Sopwith, T. O. M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1911 Subject: can make you and interesting proposition and need prompt attentionto settlement of per diem flying royalties Other names:

To: Curtis,Greely S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1911 Subject: insist on settlement of accounts at once Other names:

To: Shea, C. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1911 Subject: check for per diem flying royalties due from Pioneer Aeroplane and Exhibition Company. Other names:

To: Mitchell, Louis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1911 Subject: check for per diem flying royalties due Other names:

To: Davis, Walter B. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 12, 1911 Subject: check for per diem flying royalties due Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 16, 1911 Subject: transmits check for $10,000 Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 16, 1911 Subject: Have written the Navy for check Other names:

To: The Wright Company. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1911 Subject: transmits list of invoices Other names:

To: Pierson, Frank E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 21, 1911 Subject: can furnish one machine and one operator for $1,000 and field must be not less than 500 feet in width and 1100 feet in length Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 21, 1911 Subject: transmits report by C. P. Rodgers and plan to forward copies of all monthly flying reports Other names: Rodgers, C. P.

To: Korten, B. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 21, 1911 Subject: terms of instruction are $500 to non-purchasers Other names:

To: Rodgers, C. P. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: must pay royalties for flights made at Lima, Ohio and monthly reports not complete and “under the terms of the agreement you may lose the right to operate your machine if those things are not done properly and promptly” Other names:

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: have quoted Sopwith $1600 “but we do not intend delivering the machine until he has settled his flying royalties” and “I feel we are losing business here, although I am getting a great many inquiries” Other names: Sopwith

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: payment of invoices Other names:

To: Aero Club of New York From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: “We are very much surprised to find our hanger open the other day and a man named ‘Jack’ in possession” and “we desire you to take immediate steps to dispossess the said Jack” Other names:

To: Shea, C. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: “the Chicago meet was not licensed by the Wright Company” and “we are entitled to Royalties of $100 per day” Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: designate New York office as the place where all reports, payments and communications should be sent Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: has Burgess company paid license fee on F 24 Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 25, 1911 Subject: send all correspondence with U. S. Aeronautic Company and William C. Beers and Burgess license Other names: Beers, William C. and Burgess

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 25, 1911 Subject: receipt of New York draft for $500 Other names:

To: Welsh, A. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: second payment received Other names: To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 22, 1911 Subject: injunction against Brookins with service before he leaves Ohio Other names: Brookins

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 30, 1911 Subject: have 600 catalogues on hand and “we are unable to obtain any definite information with regard to the delivery of the Vanderbilt machine. Mr. Vanderbilt deposited $1,000 upon signing the contract.” Other names: Vanderbilt

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 30, 1911 Subject: check for $2,500 from the Applachian Exposition Company and $2,559.40 from Fort Dodge Coursing Club Other names: Beers and Burgess and Cochran, Alexander Smith

To: Mitchell, L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 27, 1911 Subject: flights by American Aviators, Inc in Little Rock and royalty due for flights in Chicago and “we regret the Burgess machine is flying badly. We wish to point out to you however, that the quality of the flying does not affect the royalty” Other names: Burgess

To: Sunderland, Arthur H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 30, 1911 Subject: terms of purchase are $1,000 and “our pupils have uniformly learned in ten or twelve lessons, and in from ten days to two weeks time” Other names: Burgess

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: ship Sopwith’s machine by freight and invoice for $1,600 Other names: Sopwith

To: Welsh, A. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: continue at Bridgeport tomorrow Other names:

To: Sachs, Rae C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: no vacancy at present Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: receipt of draft for $1,500 for Plymouth, Indiana contract and need Syracuse contract Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: receipt of statement of Louis Mitchell’s exhibition flights Other names: Mitchell, Louis

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: rental of motor by Sopwith invoice for four days at Chicago and seven days at Boston and three days at Brighton Beach Other names: Sopwith

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: transmits Sopwith’s sworn statements Other names: Sopwith

Wright Corporate Correspondence Ledger -Ledger 2 Letters Sent October 2, 1911 to February 8, 1914   0.5 Linear feet 1 vol. (12 x 10 x 1 I.) 375 pages (in a 500 page book).

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically by date sent. There are very few letters for the period from August, 1913 to February, 1914. The volume contains a name index to addressees. Press copies of letters sent by the Wright Company. Almost all of the letters were sent by Alpheus F. Barnes, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Wright Company.

Ledger 2 Part 1 Oct thru Nov 1911

To: Russell, F. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: receipt of checks from Hamline contract at Minnesota State Fair Other names: Hazzard

To: Simpson, J. C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: Minnesota State Fair still owes $116.48 for flights and $20.92 for tent receipts Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: H. V. Hills training refund of 25 minutes Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1911 Subject: Collier wants Parmelee to give training and take friends for flights Other names: Collier and Parmelee and Newell

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: suggest using Bridgeport motor on New York training machine Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: H. B. Hoffman of Philadelphia proposes a one day exhibition and “would we have any objection if he obtained the services of other Aviators than ours. I of course told him we would object unless he paid us a license. Suggests $1,000 license fee Other names: Hoffman, H. B. and Knabenshue To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: need copies of Knabenshue’s correspondence with H. B. Hoffman Other names: Hoffman, H. B. and Knabenshue

To: Grundy, C. Fred From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: need royalty remittance and statement of flights made in Wright machine and you have not yet paid for the machine Other names:

To: Elton, Albert From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: need royalty remittance and statement of flights made in Wright Model B machine Other names:

To: Sturrock, T. Dudley From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: received check for $700 for royalty fees for August and need September statement Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: received checks for Fort Dodge and Wahpeton contracts Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: have not received $2,500 promised Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Date: October 3, 1911 Subject: has Grundy matter been settled Other names: Grundy

To: Crocker National Bank From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 4, 1911 Subject: has Grundy taken up draft Other names: Grundy

To: Grundy, C. Fred From: The Wright Company Date: October 4, 1911 Subject: your check returned unpaid and protested Other names: Crocker National Bank

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 4, 1911 Subject: Welsh completed Bridgeport contract Other names: Welsh

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 4, 1911 Subject: received $500 on account of H. F. McQuiston and Albert Elton’s training and no invoice for Galphonso Gray Other names: McQuiston, H. F. and Elton, Albert, and Gray, Galphonso

To: Gabriel, O. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 4, 1911 Subject: received report of flights from William Jim Gabriel from Hamilton, Missouri who owes $900 Other names: Gabriel, William Jim

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 5, 1911 Subject: transmits copies of agreements with George Russell regarding the Curtiss machine and will have use of the machine for six weeks Other names: Russell, George and Curtiss

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 5, 1911 Subject: Collier decides not to use Gill and can have Welsh and when was Sopwith machine shipped Other names: Collier and Gill and Welsh and Sopwith

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 6, 1911 Subject: Collier decides not to use Gill and can have Welsh and when was Sopwith machine shipped Other names: Collier and Gill and Welsh and Sopwith

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 7, 1911 Subject: agreed to extension of time to pay license fees and flying royalties not an “indefinite postponement” so send check for $2,500 promptly Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 9, 1911 Subject: receipt of check for $37.50 from Alec Ogilvie Other names: Ogilvie, Alec

To: Barnes, Alpheus F. From: Beatty, E. L. Date: October 9, 1911 Subject: receipt of checks Other names: Ogilvie, Alec and Burgess and Curtis and Birney and Crawford and Pioneer Aeroplane and Exhibition Company

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Beatty, E. L. Date: October 9, 1911 Subject: received check for $2,500 Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Beatty, E. L. Date: October 11, 1911 Subject: received Government check for $358.93 Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Beatty, E. L. Date: October 14, 1911 Subject: received checks including Salem, Ohio and Springfield, Illinois, and Cedar Rapids Other names: Gabriel, William J. and Bonney, L. W.

To: The Wright Company From: Beatty, E. L. Date: October 18, 1911 Subject: received checks including Peoria and L. Mitchell Other names: Mitchell, L.

To: The Wright Company From: Beatty, E. L. Date: October 20, 1911 Subject: received checks including Salem contract Other names:

To: Viera, R. From:: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 24, 1911 Subject: terms of instruction are $500 for four hours Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 26, 1911 Subject: received checks including Government for $1,264.70 Other names: Rodgers, C. P.

To: The Wright Company From: Beatty, E. L. Date: October 26, 1911 Subject: received check from Wells Fargo Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 30, 1911 Subject: notices to be published Other names: Freedman

To: Barnes, Alpheus F. From: The Wright Company Date: October 30, 1911 Subject: have not sent proxies Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 30, 1911 Subject: agree to ship two motors Other names: To: Marshall, F. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 2, 1911 Subject: not delinquent and tax duly paid Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 2, 1911 Subject: received checks for C. P. Rodgers and Syracuse Other names: Rodgers, C. P.

To: The New York Press From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 2, 1911 Subject: please publish notice Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 6, 1911 Subject: transmits check for $5,000 Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 6, 1911 Subject: Welsh to give training and Norton wants to use machine to obtain pilot’s license Other names: Welsh and Norton

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 7, 1911 Subject: transmits statement Other names:

To: Williams, George H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 8, 1911 Subject: claim by Shea for $100 allowance and “withhold taking any action upon a suit” Other names: Shea

To: Lillie, M.. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 8, 1911 Subject: purchase one Model B machine from the Pioneer Aeroplane and Exhibition Company and terms and conditions follow the machine Other names: Pioneer Aeroplane and Exhibition Company

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 8, 1911 Subject: stockholders meeting held and Burgess Company and Curtis have submitted report showing $2,800 flying Other names: Freedman and Williamson and Burgess and Curtis

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 10, 1911 Subject: check to T. B. Funk for $500 as return of deposit on one Model B machine Other names: Funk. T. B. and Hills, H. V. and Thomas

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 10, 1911 Subject: credit Albert Elton for $175 for training Other names: Elton, Albert

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 10, 1911 Subject: receipt of two checks for $500 for training Farnum Fish Other names: Fish, Farnum

To: Monheimer, J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 11, 1911 Subject: order for office supplies Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 10, 1911 Subject: receipt of checks Other names: Funk

To: Wright, WIlbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 13, 1911 Subject: sworn statements of flying royalties rendered and and abandonment of flying royalties and renting Brown and Cross machines and Freedman favors making the Burgess Company pay up or be sued. Other names: Burgess, Pioneer Aeroplane and Exhibition Company, Elton, Alber and Mitchell, Louis and Lillie and Rodgers and Sopwith and Gabriel, William J. and Davis, W. B. and Beatty and Woodruff and Ludlow and Brown and Stevens, A. Leo and Cross and Welsh and Gray and Freeman

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 14, 1911 Subject: statement of invoices Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 13, 1911 Subject: need statement of Turpin’s account and bill from Furlong Detective Agency Other names: Turpin and Furlong and Knabenshue

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 20, 1911 Subject: Turpin’s account and Galphonso Gray’s training and account of Louis Mitchell for American Aviators Other names: Turpin and Gray, Galphonso and Mitchell, Louis

To: Mann, Charles J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 20, 1911 Subject: bill for services and “your claim is a preposterous one and, of course, will not receive any consideration” Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 21, 1911 Subject: shipment of depositions by Hammer and See Other names: Hammer and See

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 22, 1911 Subject: check to D. S. Creamer for 1911 tax on capital stock Other names: Creamer, D. S.

To: Armor, R. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 22, 1911 Subject: return of $1,000 deposit for Model B machine Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 22, 1911 Subject: receipt of letter of 15th Other names:

Ledger 2 Part 2 Dec 1911 thru Jan 1912

To: Knabenshue, Roy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 1, 1911 Subject: contract “giving you exclusive privilege to sell complete Wright machines in the territory named” and will be changes to Sales Agreement and “on the whole, old man, I think you have a good proposition and ought to go to it strong” Other names:

To: Flint, Grey and Barker From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 1, 1911 Subject: Grundy settlement and accept two thousand cash on account Other names: Grundy

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 1, 1911 Subject: advise acceptance Gabriel check Other names: Gabriel

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 1, 1911 Subject: can you train Paoli in Dayton Other names: Paoli and Wright

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 1, 1911 Subject: Grundy settlement Other names: Grundy and Knabenshue

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1911 Subject: pages missing from depositions of Hammer and See Other names: Hammer and See

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1911 Subject: checks received Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1911 Subject: check for $2,500 received Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 5, 1911 Subject: have not received flying report Other names: Atwood

To: Hammer, William J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 6, 1911 Subject: no further claim for services will be recognized Other names:

To: Christie, M. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1911 Subject: loaned book missing Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1911 Subject: disagreement over remittances Other names: Atwood

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1911 Subject: Mr. C. Peoli has decided to wait until Spring to train Other names: Peoli, C.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1911 Subject: bill from Burgess Company and Curtis Other names: Burgess Company and Curtis and Gray, Galphonso and Elton and McQuiston

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1911 Subject: bill from Aero Club of New York Other names: Welsh

To: Woodruff, Timothy L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1911 Subject: bill for hangar rent Other names: Welsh

To: Armor, R. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 7, 1911 Subject: return $1,000 deposit for one Model B machine Other names:

To: Flint, Gray and Barker From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 6, 1911 Subject: Grundy Motor Sales and “we would much prefer to settle this matter out of Court Other names: Grundy

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 8, 1911 Subject: selling old Davis machine to Beatty and money due from Nassau Aviation Corporation Other names: Wright, Wilbur and Davis and Beatty

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 8, 1911 Subject: want remittance for motor 49 Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 8, 1911 Subject: sell Beatty at thirty-five hundred cash Other names: Beatty and Wright, Wilbur

To: Flint, Gray and Barker From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 8, 1911 Subject: has Grundy settlement been effected Other names: Grundy

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 12, 1911 Subject: Burgess company bill and “The Wright Company seems to be over run with obscure and hazy claims of various kinds, peculiarly since last October” and withdrawl of flying royalties Other names: Burgess and Mitchell and Wright, Wilbur

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 12, 1911 Subject: receipt for flight reports Other names:

To: Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 13, 1911 Subject: enclose summons and complaint in Ellen M. Bowers against the Wright Company served December 9 Other names: Bowers, Ellen M.

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 13, 1911 Subject: interview with Major Hutchinson and Bowers suit for damages from Milwaukee accident Other names: Hutchinson and Hodson and Burgess and Curtis and Bowers and Freedman and Lynch

To: Hodson, Howard de S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 14, 1911 Subject: price of Model B is $5,000 with delivery in four weeks Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 13, 1911 Subject: terms for Hodson who “is rather strong on the subject of speed” Other names: Hodson

To: Steves, George A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 14, 1911 Subject: check for $20 for fees as Inspector of Elections Other names:

To: Editor of the New York World From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 15, 1911 Subject: request to publish letter “in order that justice may be done to the Wrights – two great American inventors” for article stating “Wrights lose Suit Over Patent Rights” Other names: Grahame-White and White

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 16, 1911 Subject: clipping from The New York World and “I send it to you merely as further evidence of Fancuilli’s trickiness” Other names: Fancuilli

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 16, 1911 Subject: transmits statement of receipts and expenditures Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 16, 1911 Subject: received check to be cancelled Other names:

To: Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 15, 1911 Subject: notice in the Bower’s case Other names: Bower

To: State Comptroller of New York From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 19, 1911 Subject: Capital Stock report enclosed Other names: Bower

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 19, 1911 Subject: invoice for parts and “we cannot credit the amount of the bill to your material account” Other names:

To: Rose. L. P. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 19, 1911 Subject: company is “not licensed to sell its goods for use outside of the U. States and Canada” but enclosed are catalogs and “we think we can make arrangements with the Wright Brothers whereby we could sell machines for use in Austria-Hungry” and “we endeavor to keep a few machines in stock and might be able to ship at once on order Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 19, 1911 Subject: Burgess Company and Curtis have not remitted for motor Other names: Russell

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 21, 1911 Subject: consult with Wilbur or Orville before shipping any motors or material to Burgess Company and Curtis Other names: Wright

To: Wright, WIlbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 21, 1911 Subject: check for $15,000 for all royalties due under contract of November 27, 1909 and wording of revised contract “is still open”and “The Committee would like to discuss the matter with you again” Other names: Freedman and Vanderbilt

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 21, 1911 Subject: needs copy of Turpin contract and encloses flying reports and “the Grundy claim is therefore in fair shape and I feel confident we will get all of it” Other names: Turpin and Thomas and Fowler and Gabriel and Rodgers and Beatty and Lillie and Hodson and Hutchinson and Grundy

To: Flint, Gray and Barker From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 21, 1911 Subject: received check for $2,000 on Grundy settlement Other names: Grundy

To: Rodgers, Calbraith C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: received statement of flying days “on your transcontinental trip” and statement of account for “goods shipped you at various points on your trip Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: Freeman wants return of $550 for training Other names: Freeman

To: Gabriel, William J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: invoices for goods shipped and request check for flying royalties Other names:

To: Mitchell, Louis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: have not received anything on account of flying royalties due $1200 and royalty must be paid and “we would be reluctant to adopt harsh measures to collect the royalties due” Other names: American Aviators

To: Hodson, Howard From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: inquiry about dimensions of Model B and “we expect to have a six cylinder motor ready which will give ample power for speeds above 65 miles per hour” Other names:

To: Hutchinson, Major James M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: statement of “dimensions and weights of two machines packed together for ocean shipment” Other names:

To: Williams, George H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: what progress on Shea matter Other names: Shea

To: Campbell, Richard P. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 22, 1911 Subject: bills paid Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 26, 1911 Subject: send statement of Quinn’s expenses Other names: Quinn and Davis and Beatty

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 26, 1911 Subject: check for $1,573.90 received Other names: Mitchell, Louis and Russell

To: Nassau Aviation Corporation From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 26, 1911 Subject: enclose copy of assignment by George W. Beatty Other names: Beatty, George W.

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 26, 1911 Subject: deal with L. R. Black of Purcell, Oklahoma and Grundy account Other names: Black, L. R. and Grundy

To: L. R. Black From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 27, 1911 Subject: “Proposition is attractive” and “we regret that we cannot see our way clear to do as you ask” Other names: Wright, Orville To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 27, 1911 Subject: received check for $1,194.40 Other names:

To: Freeman, Elizabeth G. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 29, 1911 Subject: returns check for $550 received for training for Archibald Freeman Other names: Freeman, Archibald

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 29, 1911 Subject: send check for $5,000 for Dayton account Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 3, 1912 Subject: Knabenshue contract and “I have had no word from Knabenshue since he left Dayton” and “I am sure Knabenshue will never sign it” Other names: Knabenshue

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 4, 1912 Subject: royalties due and “difficulty experienced in collections and even obtaining reports” should adopt Orville’s plan Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 4, 1912 Subject: sends sworn statement by George W. Other names: Beatty, George W. and Burgess

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 8, 1912 Subject: sends original of agreement with Aero Corporation made August 31, 1910 Other names: Aero Corporation To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 8, 1912 Subject: send two yokes for landing carriage for George W. Beatty Other names: Beatty, George W.

To: Elton, Albert From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1912 Subject: statement of account for prompt attention Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1912 Subject: statement of account sent to W. J. Gabriel Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1912 Subject: settled Davis account Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 10, 1912 Subject: received check for $3,442.65 with balance of $173.53 Other names:

To: Freedman, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 11, 1912 Subject: report to Secretary of State Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 17, 1912 Subject: need return of original contract Other names: Burgess Company and Curtis

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 2, 1912 Subject: received check for $24 Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1912 Subject: received sworn report of aeroplanes built and full royalty due on machine F 28 because “paid passenger flights were made” and claim allowed on machine F 23 that was wrecked during a demonstration and no report for F 27 Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1912 Subject: received draft for $1,510.54 being payment for aeroplane bought by C. W. Fish Other names: Fish, C. W.

To: Clayton and Craig From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1912 Subject: misinformed that company can not sell in New England Territory Other names:

To: Stoddard, Louis E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1912 Subject: received check for $1,000 as deposit on “order for a hydro-aeroplane, 1912 model” Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1912 Subject: agreed to give rebate of $400 on training to Burgess Company and Curtis Other names: Burgess Company and Curtis

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 18, 1912 Subject: charged Dayton account $100 for A. L. Welsh Other names: Welsh, A. L.

To: Flint, Gray and Barker From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 22, 1912 Subject: received check for $2,000 as payment for Grundy note Other names: Grundy

To: Clayton and Craig From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 22, 1912 Subject: blank forms for royalty reports Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 22, 1912 Subject: returns Elton invoice Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 22, 1912 Subject: received draft for $3,000 in part settlement of Columbus claim Other names: Craighead and Kuhne

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 22, 1912 Subject: “someone connected with the Burgess Company, through misrepresentation, is trying to restrict the selling territory of this Company” and you or Wilbur “ought to write the Burgess Company asking for an explanation” and “my letter would be treated with silent contempt” Other names: Burgess and Curtis and Clayton and Craig and Wright, Wilbur

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 22, 1912 Subject: received check for Grundy note Other names:

To: Fowler, R. G. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 22, 1912 Subject: not received flight reports nor remittance for royalties due and “you are in danger of losing your right to operate the machine for or in prospect of profit” Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 25, 1912 Subject: transmits report of receipts and expenditures Other names:

To: Hammer, William J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 26, 1912 Subject: revised bill Other names: Wright

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 27, 1912 Subject: send valves with springs for account of George W. Beatty Other names: Beatty, George W.

To: Internal Revenue Office From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 31, 1912 Subject: return of annual net income Other names:

Ledger 2 Part 3 Feb thru Mar 1912

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 5, 1912 Subject: patent litigation and purchase and rent of Curtiss machine Other names: Curtiss

To: Clayton and Craig From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 6, 1912 Subject: received $50 check for royalties for two exhibitions Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 6, 1912 Subject: checks and revision of Hammer bill Other names: Toulmin and Hammer

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 6, 1912 Subject: received check from C. Grahame-White Other names: Grahame-White

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 7, 1912 Subject: send one half dozen turn buckles for account of George W. Beatty Other names; Beatty, George W.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 7, 1912 Subject: ship parts that were property of Walter B. Davis to George W. Beatty including two wings and extra landing wheels Other names; Beatty, George W.

To: Marshall, F. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 8, 1912 Subject: sends check for $10 to settle penalty for delinquency in rendering annual report of net income and “the year 1910 was the first year the Company received any income, and because of the newness of the business and its extraordinary nature it was difficult to determine the cost of manufacture and inventory machines and stock on hand” Other names: Fairbanks, Kenneth and Wright, Wilbur and Orville

To: Atwood, Harry N. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 8, 1912 Subject: “our policy with reference to agencies for our product has not yet been settled” Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 8, 1912 Subject: send La Chappell’s address and was he “at Milwaukee at the time of Hoxsey’s accident” Other names: La Chappell and Hoxsey

To: Clayton and Craig From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1912 Subject: received sworn statement of flights but it is incomplete and 75% discount on exhibition flights only if reports sent on time Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 15, 1912 Subject: Mr. Collier wants to know about shipment of hydroplane Other names: Collier

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 15, 1912 Subject: sends check for $5,000 Other names:

To: Craighead and Kuhns From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1912 Subject: received check for $900 on account of Columbus Aero Club Other names:

To: Fish, F. T. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1912 Subject: received check for $225 for royalty for nine days flying at Los Angeles and “we congratulate you upon your splendid performance at the Los Angeles meet, and trust that your are as pleased with our machine as we are with your flying” Other names:

To: Flint, Gray and Barker From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1912 Subject: received check for $1,723.89 for final settlement of Grundy claim and “Grundy has never rendered a report or paid any royalty” and “please let us know what the prospects are of collecting anything on this claim” Other names: Grundy

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1912 Subject: received checks for flights and “the machine to which license B2 is transferred cannot be used for exhibition purposes” and want to know about F20 and “the license expires with the machine and “it is perhaps unnecessary for us to remind you that machines destroyed cannot be rebuilt except under a new number” Other names: Gill

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1912 Subject: sends statement of receipts and expenditures Other names: Grundy and Gabriel, William J.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 16, 1912 Subject: sends statement of invoices Other names: To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 23, 1912 Subject: “regarding Post” and “making diligent but quiet inquiry” Other names: Post

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 26, 1912 Subject: received letters of 16 and 23rd Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 26, 1912 Subject: received letter of 21st Other names: Beatty, George W.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 26, 1912 Subject: sends ten certified copies of minutes for use with Government contracts Other names:

To: Alger, Russell A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 27, 1912 Subject: Executive Committee meeting held to authorize contracts for sale to Government of three machines and two 6 cylinder engines and can’t give more timely notice of meetings because they are not held regularly Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 11, 1912 Subject: received letters of 6th and 8th Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 27, 1912 Subject: sends statement of receipts and expenditures Other names:

To: Philadelphus Publishing Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 29, 1912 Subject: “promoters might be liable to a suit for infringement of patents owned by this Company” Other names:

To: Eckert, Whitney From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 29, 1912 Subject: charge for training to non-purchasers is $500 for four hours in the air equivalent to 16 lessons of 15 minutes each and charge purchasers $25 per lesson and “the average number of lessons taken by our pupils has been about 12” and cost of machine is $5,000” and “hydroplane equipment is $500 extra” Other names:

To: Gill, Howard From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 29, 1912 Subject: received check for $100 Other names: Burgess and Curtis

To: Gill, Howard From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 29, 1912 Subject: received check for $100 (2nd copy of letter) Other names: Burgess and Curtis

To: Craighead and Kuhns From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 29, 1912 Subject: received check for $600 for Columbus settlement Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 29, 1912 Subject: sends check for $5,000 Other names:

To: Johnstone, Mrs. Ralph From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 31, 1912 Subject: check returned unclaimed Other names: Aetna Life Insurance Company

To: Aetna Life Insurance Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 30, 1912 Subject: check returned unclaimed Other names: Johnstone

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 30, 1912 Subject: flights made at Palm Beach by Brookins carried passengers Other names: Brookins

To: Beers, William C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 30, 1912 Subject: patent situation and will send “narrative history of the Wrights’ early observations and experiments up to the date of the patent” Other names: Toulmin

To: Clayton and Craig From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: March 30, 1912 Subject: “regret that the exhibitions of December 24th and 25th were unprofitable” but “that fact in no way affects the royalty due” Other names:

Ledger 2 Part 4 April 1912 thru Jun 1912

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 6, 1912 Subject: Poinciana Hotel paid remuneration for Palm Beach flying Other names: Fancuilli and Brookins

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 6, 1912 Subject: letter of 2nd received Other names:

To: Stoddard, Louis E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 10, 1912 Subject: order for hydroaeroplane 1912 model and royalty fee for exhibitions modified “pending the adjudication of the Wrights’ patents” Other names:

To: Bowers, G. H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 10, 1912 Subject: Audit Company of New York letter of 2nd received and “have charged Royalty Expenses and credited Royalties Payable with $20,616.37, the amount claimed by the Wright Brothers to be due them” Other names:

To: Guaranty Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 2, 1912 Subject: encloses extract of By-Laws showing power to sign checks Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 7, 1912 Subject: enclose check for $10,000 Other names:

To: Wright, Wilbur From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 13, 1912 Subject: enclose checks for signature Other names: Beck and Craighead and Kuhne and Schaefer and Toulmin

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 13, 1912 Subject: need invoice numbers Other names: DeRemer, M. C.

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 14, 1912 Subject: need remittance of license on F22 and information on F27 and “royalties are a lien upon the machines until paid” Other names:

To: State Comptroller of New York From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 15, 1912 Subject: received bill for $939.38 for Franchise Tax Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 18, 1912 Subject: send four short ribs and one ratchet foot control to Frank Coffyn Other names: Coffyn, Frank

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 20, 1912 Subject: Wilbur’s illness and Lt. Cunningham, U.S.N. at New York Show “and seemed very much undecided between the Curtiss and our machine. We had a warm champion in Lt. Arnold, while Lt. Kennedy argued for Curtiss” Other names: Cunningham and Arnold and Kennedy

To: General Eastern Freight Agent From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 20, 1912 Subject: bill of lading Other names:

To: General Eastern Freight Agent From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 23, 1912 Subject: bill of lading Other names: Noe

To: General Eastern Freight Agent From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 24, 1912 Subject: bill of lading Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 27, 1912 Subject: bill of lading for Show machine Other names: Show

To: Sohmer, William From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: May 28, 1912 Subject: “total assets of this Company amount to $832,000” and “we are taxed on the patents in Ohio” Other names:

To: Barnes, Alpheus F. From: Boyle, J. Moore (?) Date: May 29, 1912 Subject: no understanding with Smith and “Telegram received this A. M. gives us great hopes of his (Wilbur’s) ultimate recovery” Other names: Smith and Mitchell

To: Barnes, Alpheus F. From: Boyle, J. Moore (?) Date: May 28, 1912 Subject: views of Beaux-Arts site for school on Huntington Harbor, Long Island Other names: Browner, E. M.

To: Wells, F. B. From: Boyle, J. Moore (?) Date: May 29, 1912 Subject: are you interested in purchase of Wright machine Other names:

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 20, 1912 Subject: annuity for Mrs. Welsh and need consent of stockholders because “the Board has no authority to give away the Company’s money” Other names: Johnstone and Hoxsey and Welsh

To: Welsh, A. J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 20, 1912 Subject: need your age Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 21, 1912 Subject: Wald “is to do the hydro training here as soon as he has had a week or two experiences at Dayton” and “one thing against Beatty is that he is married, and another is that he is inclined to ‘show off’ Other names: Wald and Conti, Cesare and Beatty and Milling

To: Union Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 26, 1912 Subject: encloses check for certification Other names: Wray

To: Williams, Judge George H. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 27, 1912 Subject: claim against Pioneer Aeroplane and Exhibition Company and no decision on the patent case has been made and will not “consider an offer of $400” Other names: Shea, C. J. and Meyer, F. P. and Meyer, L. D. and Garrett, W. L. and Hine, J. L.

To: Lillie, Max From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 27, 1912 Subject: “we do not rent machines regularly” and “we do not allow commissions upon the sale of our machines” and “our machines are sold on their merits and therefore we do not conduct a strong advertising campaign nor employ solicitors” Other names: Parmelee and Turpin

To: Marshall, F. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 27, 1912 Subject: enclose certified chack for $963.54 for special excise tax Other names:

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 27, 1912 Subject: pontoons for New Haven arrived and “Kloeckler operated the machine. His flights were very successful and pleased the New Haven people” and “Kloeckler alighted and arose from the water three times. He had no difficulty getting off the water” and “the machine does not seem to be very stable when standing still in the water” and judge dismissed Asbury case and Huntington Bay school project “has practically fallen through” Other names: Kloeckler and McCurdy, J. A. D. and Beatty, George W. and Jones, E. L. and Hammer

Ledger 2 Part 5 July Thru Sept 1912

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 1, 1912 Subject: Beatty machine shipped to Princeton, Illinois and Flugmachine-Wright Company Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 3, 1912 Subject: sign enclosed checks Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 22, 1912 Subject: credit on articles Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 23, 1912 Subject: royalty due on F-30 and F-34 and F-22 Other names:

To: Oppenheimer, Simon From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 1, 1912 Subject: returning bill for Mrs. Welsh Other names: Welsh

To: Stevens, A. Leo From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1912 Subject: check for $25 for exhibition by Harry Bingham Brown at Poughkeepsie need report Other names: Brown, Harry Bingham

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 5, 1912 Subject: details on Washington tests and “Beatty simply refused to make another attempt in the climbing test” and “I had cautioned him against criticizing the machine to anyone but myself” and “Beatty told me the machine was ‘tricky’ and erratic, especially with full power on, the machine having a tendency to dive” Other names: Freedman and Chandler and Welsh and Kloeckler

To: Lindsay, John D. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 8, 1912 Subject: Model C machine passed all tests in Washington except climb and “the long series of fatal accidents since the middle of May has caused a depression in interest” and “I look to the hydroaeroplane as the only means in reviving interest in the sportsman” Other names:

To: Tax Commissioner of Ohio From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 8, 1912 Subject: extension of time to file annual report Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 8, 1912 Subject: send one horizontal rudder control pully and one center tail upright metal fitting to Beatty Other names: Beatty, George W.

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 15, 1912 Subject: royalty contract Other names: Freedman and Anable and Wright, Wilbur

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 20, 1912 Subject: check for rental of machine by Beatty for Princeton, Illinois and Welsh annuity and Glenwood Country Club hangar completed and “we have been besieged with applicants for training and inquiries about the machine” Other names: Welsh and Beatty

To: Freedman, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 29, 1912 Subject: royalty contract and “Mr. Wright informed me he was somewhat pressed for ready cash” and enclosing check to Wright for $16,000 and “the type ‘C’ Government machine has passed all tests Other names: Wright, Orville and Vanderbilt and Anable

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 4, 1912 Subject: enclosed check for $15,000 on account of royalties Other names:

To: Freedman, Andrew From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 5, 1912 Subject: financial statement shows accounts receivable of $23,139.81 including $16,680.99 from the Government and $2,859 from Robert J. Collier and “the Government account is for two machines delivered at $6,000 each” and “we have three more machines to deliver to the Government at $6,000 each” Other names: Wright and Welsh

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 18, 1912 Subject: enclosed checks from Williamson and Smith for Aero Corporation, Ltd and Niles and Johnson for costs on motion for injunction Other names: Williamson and Smith and Niles and Johnson

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 18, 1912 Subject: have forwarded check for signature Other names: Wright

To: Stevens, Leo A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1912 Subject: received check for $75 for Manchester Fair Other names:

To: Wald, Charles J. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1912 Subject: remittance notes due Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1912 Subject: shipment to Burgess Company and Curtis Other names: Burgess and Curtis

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1912 Subject: need articles of employment of Kabitski and Wald Other names: Kabitski and Wald

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 19, 1912 Subject: H-34 was delivered to the Government and put into use by it and royalty due on Gordon-Bennett racer Other names:

To: Farnam, Thomas W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: “With respect to the hydroaeroplane, Mr. Orville Wright last month conducted some experiments on the Miami River at Dayton, with the identical hydroplanes we first sent you” Other names: Wright, Orville

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: check for $250 for costs on motion for injunction against Aero Corporation, Ltd. Other names: Niles and Johnson

To: Hunt, John F. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: no position available. Other names: Belmont, August

To: Fish, Charles W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: bill needs prompt payment. Other names: Fish, Farnum T.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: Berger’s note for $1,500. Other names: Berger

To: Downing, Warwick M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: settlement of claim against Denver Tramway Company Other names:

To: Harmel, Ida From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: check for $100 for advance to Welsh Other names: Welsh, A. L.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: need lease agreement with Grover C. Bergdoll Other names: Bergdoll, Grover C. and Gill To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: return bill for $3.00 from Army and Navy magazine Other names:

To: Herrick and Hopkins From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: shipment to Denver still under investigation Other names:

To: Nicoll, Anabel, Lindsay and Fuller From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: September 24, 1912 Subject: bill of John S. Applegate and Son in Gorsuch suit Other names: Applegate, John S. and Durand and Ivins and Carton and Asbury Park Aero and Motor Club

Ledger 2 Part 6 Oct thru Dec 1912

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 2, 1912 Subject: balance on R. G. Fowler invoice Other names: Fowler, R. G. and Mitchell, L. and Coffyn, Frank

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 9, 1912 Subject: “As far as the patent situation is concerned, everyone feels more or less sanguine of the result” and “Plans should be laid to take the utmost advantage of that decision” Other names: Freedman and Vanderbilt

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 10, 1912 Subject: check long overdue and demand license be paid on F-22 machine and “license plate B-2” Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 10, 1912 Subject: check long overdue and demand license be paid on F-22 machine and “license plate B-2” (2nd copy of letter) Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 10, 1912 Subject: Louis Mitchell has never paid invoice and “no further shipments will be made to him until settlement is made” Other names: Mitchell, Louis

To: Farnam, T. W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 16, 1912 Subject: will discontinue the school in New Haven Other names:

To: Bergdoll, Grover C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 21, 1912 Subject: invoice for charges on B-10 shipped to Chicago Other names: To: Fish, F. P. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 21, 1912 Subject: meet with Mr. Wright in New York to discuss hearings Other names: Wright

To: The Union Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 22, 1912 Subject: credit account for $3,000 Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 24, 1912 Subject: invoice for F. J. Southard Estate Other names:

To: Mowry and Patterson From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 24, 1912 Subject: annuity contract 202 for Anna Welsh and her daughter Other names: Welsh

To: Miner, Charles E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 24, 1912 Subject: statement of account against Mr. Collier and why hasn’t Treasurer collected it Other names: Collier

To: Welsh, Anna From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 24, 1912 Subject: annuity contract 202 Other names:

To: Wald, Charles From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 26, 1912 Subject: regret closing of school at Glen Head and “the experience and knowledge of the art of flying you have gained through your connection with this Company will undoubtedly prove a great asset to you” Other names:

To: Stevens, A. Leo From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 26, 1912 Subject: checks for flying royalties but no reports Other names:

To: Beatty, George W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 26, 1912 Subject: “We hereby warn you that you are liable for suit for infringement” and “we shall hold you responsible for all damages and costs to which this Company may be put” Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 26, 1912 Subject: Charles Wald is to terminate his connection with this Company on November 9. Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 26, 1912 Subject: Ruth Oliver paid $300 on account of rentals and royalties Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 29, 1912 Subject: acknowledgement by Mrs Welsh of her annuity contract Other names:

To: The New York Press From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 29, 1912 Subject: enclose notice for publication Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 29, 1912 Subject: bill of lading for New York School machine Other names: Wald

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 1, 1912 Subject: received draft from A. A. Gaible Other names: Gaible, A. A.

To: Wright, Orvile From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 4, 1912 Subject: check for $5,000 needs signature and “we are deeply disappointed at the postponement of the hearing” and circular from the Sloane Aeroplane Company that has two Deperdussens and one Caudron machine and are importing three more Caudrons Other names: Thomas and Kabitzki and Sloane and Lillie and Thomas Brothers

To: Barton and Wilmer and Stewart From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 4, 1912 Subject: enclose copy of contract with Howard W. Gill covering rental of flying machine Model EX and machine was valued at $3,500 Other names: Gill, Howard W. and Gill, Gillet and Gaible and Burns

To: Barton and Wilmer and Stewart From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 18, 1912 Subject: need quotes on prices of B, C, and D machines Other names:

To: Pan-American Trading Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 18, 1912 Subject: we “recommend our Type C machine equipped with our standard 4 cylinder motor” and price is $5,000 Other names:

To: South American Trading Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 18, 1912 Subject: “The price of the Military Type Weight Carrier and Military Type Light Scout is $5,625 each” and hydroplanes are $500 per set Other names:

To: Moore, Charles A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 18, 1912 Subject: exhibition at Port au Prince in December and “This Company has discontinued its Exhibition Department Other names: Beatty, George W.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 19, 1912 Subject: is F. T. Fish’s machine being repaired in Dayton Other names: Fish, F. T.

To: Fish, Charles W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 19, 1912 Subject: son is “without funds to pay his obligations to this Company” so send us a check for $149.89 Other names:

To: Herrick and Hopkin From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 19, 1912 Subject: waiting for news on claim against Denver Tramway Company Other names: Evans and Wright

To: The Union Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 21, 1912 Subject: credit account for $3,000 Other names:

To: Doub, Albert A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 21, 1912 Subject: claim of Carl C. Hetzel for $374 Other names: Hetzel, Carl C. and Berger, J. S. To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 21, 1912 Subject: invoice to U. S. Government for 1 M. C. #7 and “this makes 9 machines altogether ordered by the Government” Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 26, 1912 Subject: check for Ohio taxes needs signature Other names: Creamer, D. S.

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 29, 1912 Subject: check for Ohio taxes needs signature Other names: Creamer, D. S.

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 29, 1912 Subject: rebate from Ohio for taxes Other names: Creamer, D. S.

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 3, 1912 Subject: return check for $200 Other names:

To: Havlicek, H. E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 3, 1912 Subject: sending catalog of machines and “if we consider the pupil skilled enough to take the machine alone, we do not require a bond” Other names:

To: South American Trading Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 3, 1912 Subject: Type B and C machines knocked down and crated for ocean shipment weigh approximately 2500 pounds each and require 300 cubic feet of space. We never crate a Model D but it is a smaller machine” Other names:

To: Ward, Ralph M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 3, 1912 Subject: sending catalogs and “The price of the Military Type Weight Carrier and Military Type Light Scout is $5,625 each” and hydroplanes are $500 per set shipping weight of Models B and C is 2500 pounds and Model D is 2200 pounds Other names: To: Downing, Warwick M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1912 Subject: decided best to settle claim against Denver City Tramway Company for $2500 Other names:

To: Williamson and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1912 Subject: check for $1,000 to settle claim against Aero Corporation, Ltd. Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 9, 1912 Subject: statement of school expenses Other names:

To: Edwards, William C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 11, 1912 Subject: enclose signature cards Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 11, 1912 Subject: enclose check for $5,000 for Dayton account Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 13, 1912 Subject: send check to Herrick and Hopkins for Denver shipment Other names:

To: Law, Ruth From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 13, 1912 Subject: please call to discuss contract Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 13, 1912 Subject: need to settle Denver claim and “A suit would be expensive and I am not at all sanguine that we would win” Other names: Thomas and Herrick and Hopkins

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 26, 1912 Subject: enclose 25 copies of certificates with Government contracts Other names:

To: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 26, 1912 Subject: need car to ship two planes from Army Aviation grounds at College Park Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 26, 1912 Subject: shipment of Light Scouts to Augusta from Washington Other names:

Ledger 2 Part 7 Jan 1913 to Feb 1914

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 3, 1913 Subject: received bill of Williamson and Smith for services in Aero Corporation case Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 3, 1913 Subject: settlement of Denver case Other names:

To: Downing, Warwick M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 3, 1913 Subject: settlement of Denver case and Tramway Company Other names: To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 3, 1913 Subject: not worth starting a suit against Beatty and “there are several Wright machines for sale here which I understand can be bought very cheap for cash, so that Mr. Beatty’s contraptions already have strong competition” Other names: Beatty

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 10, 1913 Subject: Light Scouts loaded yesterday and damage to machines “Due to inexperienced help” and “I do not take any stock in either Knabenshue or Willard. Knabenshue generalizes always Other names: Knabenshue and Willard and Burgess and Arnold

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 13, 1913 Subject: received another bill from Toulmin and from Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller for Asbury and Milwaukee cases Other names: Toulmin and Nicoll and Anable and Lindsay and Fuller

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 13, 1913 Subject: encloses copy of Burgess report and machine F19 originally built in April, 1911 and “I have felt for some time that Burgess was not dealing fairly with the Wright Company” and “contract should be cancelled at once” and “Burgess is our keenest competitor for Government business, and they do more ‘knocking’ about the genuine Wright machine than all the rest of the so called manufacturers” Other names: Burgess and Gray, George and Hazzard

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 14, 1913 Subject: enclosed letter from Downing, attorney in Denver where case settled for $2,750 Other names: Downing

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 14, 1913 Subject: bill of lading for two Light Scouts Other names: Brindley

To: The Union Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 15, 1913 Subject: check for $5,000 Other names:

To: Grabo, Bert E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 19, 1913 Subject: check for bill for loading Light Scouts Other names:

To: Wright, Orville. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 19, 1913 Subject: trip to Germany Other names: Burgess and Nicoll and Freedman

To: Downing, Warwick M. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 19, 1913 Subject: release of Denver Tramway Company Other names:

To: Beatty, George W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 19, 1913 Subject: not received remittance nor report Other names:

To: North Memphis Savings Bank From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 19, 1913 Subject: desire to make proof of claim against Louis Mitchell Other names: Mitchell, Louis

To: Figueroa, Anibal Pardo From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 19, 1913 Subject: sending catalog and “anyone of legal age is eligible for admission to our school regardless of nationality” Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 21, 1913 Subject: checks for signature Other names: Fyfe and Hittorf

To: Oliver, Ruth B. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 23, 1913 Subject: “your account with us is not in very good shape” and balance due is $1,122.11 Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1913 Subject: enclose Navy Department certificate Other names: Freedman

To: Alger, Russell A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 24, 1913 Subject: enclose check for $100 for travel expenses Other names:

To: William and Smith From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 27, 1913 Subject: enclose check for $816.67 Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 31, 1913 Subject: bill from Fish and check to sign Other names: Fish and Nicoll and Toulmin

To: The Union Trust Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 5, 1913 Subject: enclose check for $7,500 Other names:

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 5, 1913 Subject: enclose check for $2,129.87 for bill Other names:

To: Fish, Richardson, Herrick and Neave From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 5, 1913 Subject: enclose check for $5,257.40 for bill in the Herring-Curtiss case Other names: Herring and Curtiss

To: Anderson, Charles W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 13, 1913 Subject: enclose Return of Annual Net Income Other names:

To: Marshall, F. L. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 13, 1913 Subject: Return of Annual Net Income filed in 2nd District Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 14, 1913 Subject: contract dated January 14, 1911 has been cancelled and “no license fee has been paid to us on machine No. F22 Other names: White, Horace

To: Pay Director U. S. Navy From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 19, 1913 Subject: check returned by Treasurer of the U. S. Other names:

To: Gaible, A. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 14, 1913 Subject: expect Milwaukee accident suits to be tried this week and when can we make delivery on K. D. model Other names: Thomas

To: Hammitt, Walter From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 14, 1913 Subject: hangar at Glenwood Country Club and “damage done to Mr. Orville Wright’s home” Other names: Wright

To: Salt Lake and Ogden Railway Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 14, 1913 Subject: “there is considerable demand at summer resorts for paid passenger rides. The price seems to average somewhere between twenty and twenty-five dollars” Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: April 14, 1913 Subject: “if we are not going to push the hydroplane, then, of course, we should not consider a school [at Glenwood Country Club]” and “we are all greatly relieved to know that you and your family were safe from the flood” Other names: Law

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 5, 1913 Subject: looking for $4,000 check from Government Other names:

To: Oliver, Ruth From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 5, 1913 Subject: “sorry indeed to hear of your accident” and will renew note Other names:

To: Oliver, Charles A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 10, 1913 Subject: can not grant credit and have just extended note for $350 Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 10, 1913 Subject: “not in favor of extending any credit to the Olivers” and “they are showing poor judgment in making contracts to fly on small fields with unfavorable conditions and are sure to come to grief” Other names: Hazzard

To: National Surety Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 10, 1913 Subject: have executed and forwarded bond to War Department Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 16, 1913 Subject: enclosed copy of auditor’s report and “we won a complete victory in the first of the Milwaukee cases to be tried” and have to prove “Hoxsey was negligent in starting into the wind” Other names: Lynch and Bowers and Hoxsey

To: Eastern Marine Motor Sales Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 16, 1913 Subject: cancel order for purchase of gear Other names:

To: Belcher, Osmond T. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 19, 1913 Subject: “it would be inadvisable for you to incorporate a Company and manufacture infringing machines, as this Company intends to assert its rights and hold all infringers to account” Other names:

To: Heinrich Aeroplane Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 19, 1913 Subject: “it would be inadvisable for you to incorporate a Company and manufacture infringing machines, as this Company intends to assert its rights and hold all infringers to account” Other names:

To: Anargyros, S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 19, 1913 Subject: check for thirty cents Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 18, 1913 Subject: Freedman “indicated dissatisfaction over the present condition of the business” and “we have been unprogressive because we have not instituted a vigorous campaign to obtain injunctions against infringing manufacturers” and “Freedman is anxious to have a Board meting” and have heard nothing about “Model E or the boat” Other names: Freedman and Gaible

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 19, 1913 Subject: asks “has Model E been completed and tested” Other names:

To: Hammitt, Walter From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 18, 1913 Subject: can not give definite information about plans for a hangar at Glenhead and “we expect to build a ‘flying boat’ which we hope to have ready not later than August 1st” Other names:

To: National Surety Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 18, 1913 Subject: please return papers and order from War Department Other names: Jones

To: Grabo, Sgt. Burt E. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 18, 1913 Subject: received bill of lading Other names:

To: Anderson, Charles W. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: June 27, 1913 Subject: enclose certified check in payment of Special Excise Tax Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 1, 1913 Subject: reports results of meeting between Freedman and Greely Curtiss and Russell and “after a very lame presentation” Freedman agreed with cancellation of contract and will return check covering machines F20 and I35 and J36 and K37 Other names: Freedman and Curtiss, Greely, and Russell and Burgess

To: Curtiss, Greely S. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 2, 1913 Subject: returns check for $4,000 because only agreed to license two machines Other names:

To: Loening, Grover Cleveland. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 10, 1913 Subject: company will employ for $1,800 per year and report at Dayton July 14th Other names:

To: Prince, Norman From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 24, 1913 Subject: license fee on Gordon Bennett racer and wish to “keep the machine intact” and can only refund fee if machine is delivered to Dayton Other names: Wright and Gordon Bennett

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 25, 1913 Subject: enclose check for $5,000 and “we have an application from a colored man for enrollment in our training school” Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 25, 1913 Subject: request for draft of new contract and have not received check for $5,000 for back royalties Other names: Freedman

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 25, 1913 Subject: encloses draft of new contract with Burgess Company and “they undoubtedly intend to hold us up trying to get concessions” Other names: Freedman and Burgess and Prince and Williamson and Anable

To: Law, Ruth From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 28, 1913 Subject: Newport Beach engagement Other names:

To: Frederick, Mel From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 29, 1913 Subject: enclose drawings and specifications of balancing device “as we are not interested in same” Other names:

To: The Wright Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 29, 1913 Subject: enclose War Department order 12793 for fuselage machine Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: July 28, 1913 Subject: payment of royalty on M-39 Collier Flying Boat by Burgess Company and Curtis is “further attempt to continue in force the old contract” and K-37 is “the boat built for the United States Navy” Other names: Burgess and Curtis and Freedman

To: Prince, Norman From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 1, 1913 Subject: received affidavit regarding Gordon-Bennett racer Other names: Gordon and Bennett

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 1, 1913 Subject: returning check and voucher Other names:

To: Bonynge, Paul From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: August 4, 1913 Subject: account owed Glenwood Country Club Other names: Boyle and Jackson and Wald

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 24, 1913 Subject: new contract with Burgess and should bring an action against them “before a decision is rendered on the appeal in the patent suit” and “we have been sadly lacking in information about things generally” Other names: Burgess

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: October 24, 1913 Subject: returning check and voucher for royalty on model H 41 Other names:

To: The New York Press From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: November 3, 1913 Subject: request to publish notice Other names:

To: Loening, Grover C. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1913 (?) Subject: thanks for photographs and clippings and “we can enjoin the Government” and “flying over water sounds like a chilly proposition” and publishers think “that advertising our product like breakfast foods is going to make sales in proportion to the amount of publicity paid for” and “the Company should cuts its expenses to the bone until Spring” Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1913 Subject: return check and voucher for royalty on model H 42 Other names:

To: Wright, Orville From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: December 4, 1913 Subject: Takata Company of “Tokio” reopened negotiations to represent company in Japan and “state frankly that they do not believe the Japanese Government will ever buy any more” and Takata “have political influence in Japan” Other names: Flint and Takata

To: Toulmin, H. A. From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 12, 1914 Subject: enclose check for $1,773.12 for services Other names:

To: Fish, Richardson, Herrick and Neave From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 12, 1914 Subject: enclose check for $2,568.90 for services Other names:

To: Burgess Company and Curtis From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: January 14, 1914 Subject: return check for royalty on M39 and H40 and K43 Other names:

To: The Curtiss Aeroplane Company From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 18, 1914 Subject: court has affirmed the decree and “you are infringing this patent Other names: Herring

To: Glenn H. Curtiss From: Barnes, Alpheus F. Date: February 18, 1914 Subject: encloses copy of decree of U. S. Court of Appeals in Wright Company against The Curtiss-Herring Company Other names: Herring

Wright Corporation Executive Committee Minutes - Ledger 3 Minute Book December 9, 1909 - October 21, 1912   0.5 Cubic feet 1 vol. (9 x 12 x 1 in). 28 pages in a 200 page ledger.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically. Typed copies of minutes of meetings that have been pasted into a book.

Dec 9 1909 to Oc 21, 1912

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: December 9, 1909 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street Topics: Actions Taken: Andrew Freedman elected chairman of the Executive Committee; authorized President to sign a lease for offices in the Day and Night Bank Building; Treasurer authorized to buy furniture for not more than $1,000; authorized President to open account in the Writers National Bank of Dayton, Ohio up to $5,000; Plaza Bank designated a depository for $5,000 Minutes include: Signatures: None Page: 1

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: January 11, 1910 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street Topics: discussion of “matters of importance connected with the business of the Company, particularly regarding the policy of the Company toward infringements of the Wright patents, the selection of suitable aviation grounds in the South, the establishment of a publicity bureau, the licensing of exhibitors. Etc.” No details are given. Actions Taken: approved minutes of previous meeting. Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 2-3

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: February 1, 1910 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street Topics: President gave verbal report on “progress of operations at the factory” Actions Taken: approved minutes of previous meeting; authorized Treasurer to transfer $5,000 to Dayton account for purchase of equipment and operating expenses. Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 4

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: February 1, 1910 Location: New York (residence of August Belmont at 44 East 34th Street) Topics: The President reported “that he had been negotiating with Roy L. Knabenshue with a view to securing his services for the management of the exhibition business of the Company” Actions Taken: approved minutes of previous meeting; modified resolutions relating to signatures on checks; authorized President to continue negotiations with Knabenshue and “employ him on the best terms possible, which the President stated to be approximately $5,000 per annum salary and 5% of the net profits derived from exhibition” Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 5-6

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: April 11, 1910 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: President reported that he had employed Mr. Roy Knabenshue Actions Taken: approved minutes of previous meeting; approved the contract with the Aero Club of America; approved the employment of Knabenshue; approved Treasurer’s report and authorized transfer of $5,000 to the Dayton account. Minutes include: text of agreement with the Aero Club of America a Corporation of the State of New York dated April 8, 1910 in which the Aero Club recognizes decisions of the Federal Courts sustaining the patents and inventions of the Wright Company and agrees to sanction meets and contests “only as shall be held under proper arrangements with the Wright Company.” The Wright Company agrees to encourage the holding of open aeronautical meets or contests” by granting licenses. Also includes text of correspondence with Roy Knabenshuw of Toledo, Ohio dated March 1, 1910 confirming his appointment as General Manager of the Exhibition Company. Also itemized report of the Treasurer including $8,148.10 for Patent Litigation. Note: The Aero Club of America was a member of the International Aeronautic Federation and custodian of the Bennett Trophy. Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 7-15

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: September 29, 1910 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: President reported that he had negotiated purchase of eighteen lots in Dayton for $4,950 and had architects prepare plans for a $13,000 factory building Actions Taken: approved President’s purchase of land and authorized construction contracts not to exceed $20,000. Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 16-17

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: December 6, 1910 Location: New York (office of the Company at 527 Fifth Avenue) Topics: Actions Taken: approved the minutes of the previous meeting; approved an appropriation of up to $12,000 for the widow and children of Aviator Ralph Johnstone who died November 17, 1910; approved appointment of auditors to audit the accounts of the Company; approved appointment of Cornelius Vanderbilt to chair a committee to adjust the matter of royalties between the Company and the Wright Brothers. Vanderbilt then appointed Andrew Freedman to serve on the committee. Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1. Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 18-19

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: January 6, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions Taken: approved resolution to pay $11,000 to Walter R. Brookins ($5,000), Philip O. Parmalee ($1,000) , and a respresentative of the late Arch Hoxsey as a bonus to their regular contracts in recognition of service to the Company and “an inducement to signing new contracts with the Company for the ensuing year.” Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 20

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: January 9, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions Taken: approved salary of Frank H. Russel as Manager at the Factory to be raised from $2,400 to $4,000 per year. Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 21

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: February 8, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions Taken: elected Freedman as Chairman; approved $5,000 for purchase of an annuity for the mother of Arch Hoxsey who died December 31, 1910. Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 22

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: September 29, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions Taken: approved minutes of previous meeting; approved Treasurer’s report; approved purchase of $100,000of New York City 3% Revenue Warrants; approved recommendation of a dividend of 5% on capital stock; authorized the President to “settle and adjust all claims of the Company for royalties and damages against infringers of the Company’s patents” and “to make contracts and agreements for future licenses.” Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 23-24

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: December 6, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: report of Cornelius Vanderbilt on adjustment of royalties with the Wright Brothers Actions Taken: approved minutes of previous meeting; approved payment of $15,000 to the Wright Brothers for royalties on business done up to December 31, 1910. Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 25

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: February 26, 1912 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions Taken: approved minutes of previous meeting; authorized Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright to execute contracts with the United States Government for the sale and delivery of any products of the Company; authorized appointment of auditors to audit accounts for the year ending February 14, 1912.; Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 26

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: October 4, 1912 Location: New York (office of DeLancey Nicoll at 31 Nassau Street) Topics: a general discussion of the patent situation took place with H. A. Toulmin and F. P. Fish and Edmund Wetmore present (no details given). Actions Taken: none. Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 27

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: October 21, 1912 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: a general discussion of the Company’s affairs took place with Andrew Freedman and Orville Wright and August Belmont present (no details given). Actions Taken: none. Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 28

Copies of minutes NOT in this volume that are in Folder D of Box 1:

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: March 27, 1913 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions Taken: approved a donation of $5,000 to flood victims in Dayton.

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: July 9, 1913 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: a general discussion of the Company’s affairs took place (no details given). Actions Taken: none recorded

Type: Executive Committee Meeting Date: January 28, 1914 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions Taken: approved resolution that no licenses be issued and matters of publicity should be referred to the President

Wright Corporation Executive Committee Minutes -2   0.5 Cubic feet 1 vol. (9 x 12 x 1.5 in) 224 pages

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically. There is a subject index that covers the first 38 pages. Typed copies of minutes of meetings that have been pasted into a book.

Part 1 Nov 1909 thru Dec 1913

Type: Meeting of Incorporators and Stockholders Date: November 26, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: George A. Steves elected chairman of the meeting and Alpheus F. Barnes elected Secretary of the meeting; approved By-Laws Minutes include: text of Consent and Waiver of Notice; Certificate of Incorporation; By-Laws Signatures: Steves and Barnes Page: 1 to 34

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: November 26, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: elected Wilbur Wright as President and George A. Steves as Vice President and Alpheus F. Barnes as both Treasurer and Secretary; approved corporate seal; approved form for Temporary Stock Certificate; approved acceptance of agreement for assignment of patents, approved using offices of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller as location for meetings until permanent office secured. Minutes include: text of Consent and Waiver of Notice; embossed corporate seal; text of Temporary Stock Certificate; text of proposal by Orville and Wilbur Wright to sell two letters patent and three applications for letters patent to the Corporation for $700,000 paid with 7,000 shares of stock with par value of $100 and a royalty of 10% of selling price of all machines and rentals; text of six assignment of patents Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Note: Wilbur and Orville Wright withdrew from the meeting after approval of stock issue Page: 35 to 71

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: November 27, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: approved amendment of Article X of the Certificate of Incorporation; approved certificate of alteration; Minutes include: text of Certificate of Alteration of Certificate of Incorporation; Signatures: none

Page: 72 to 76

Type: Special Meeting of Stockholders Date: November 27, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: approved waiver of notice and consent and annexed affidavit of the custodian of the Stock-Book of the company; approved alteration to Article X of the Certificate of Incorporation; approved motion to increase number of directors from five to fifteen. Minutes include: text of waiver of notice and consent and affidavit of the custodian of the Stock-Book of the company; Signatures: Henry S. Hooker and E. Mortimer Boyle (Notary Public for New York County) and Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 72 to 81

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: November 27, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: approved action of officers executing agreement with Wilbur and Orville Wright and delivering temporary stock certificates; approved resignation of George A. Steves as Vice President; approved appointment of Orville Wright as Vice President; approved appointment of Andrew Freedman as Financial Vice-President; approved appointment of United States Mortgage and Trust Company as a depository for funds of the Company Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 82 to 84

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: December 3, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: approved motion to adjourn to December 7, 1909 Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Note: Both Wilbur and Orville Wright were absent. Page: 85

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: December 7, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of all prior meetings; elected ten new directors; approved acceptance of resignation of George A. Steves as Director; approved election of Pliny W. Williamson as Director; Minutes include: text of Unanimous consent of stockholders to increase the number of directors from five to fifteen Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Note: Orville Wright was absent. Page: 86 to 90

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: December 8, 1909 Location: New York (office of Nicoll, Anable, Lindsay and Fuller) Topics: Actions taken: approved motion to adjourn because of lack of a quorum Minutes include: text of notice of time and place of the meeting; Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 91 to 92

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: December 9, 1909 Location: New York (residence of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of December 7 meeting; approved resolution to amend the By-Laws, approved election of Executive Committee members (Andrew Freedman and Cornelius Vanderbilt and August Belmont and Russell A. Alger); approved form for permanent certificates of stock; authorized Treasurer to procure engraved stock certificates; approved reimbursement to the Treasurer of $520.87 for tax and fees to Secretary of State Minutes include: text of stock certificate Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 92 to 97

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: October 28, 1910 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: resolution to amend By-Laws; report that assets of company were $46,000 and cash on hand in New York and Dayton is $162,768.87 Actions taken: approved minutes of December 9 meeting; approved resolution to amend the By-Laws; rescinded resolution for engraved stock certificates and authorized Treasurer to have engraving done not to exceed $100; approved dividend of 10%; approved report of the President on progress and operations of the Company; approved election of Orville Wright to Executive Committee; approved referral of question of policy on licensing manufactures and exhibitors and organization of an Exhibition Department as a separate Company to the Executive Committee with power to act; approved construction of a storehouse not to exceed $10,000; approved a vote of thanks and payment of $10,000 to the Wright Brothers in recognition of their services during the past year. Minutes include: text of amendments of By-Laws Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 97 to 104 (with pages 100 and 101 empty)

November 14, 1910: Typed proxy of Orville Wright to Wilbur Wright for the stockholders meeting to be held December 7, 1910. Signed by Orville Wright November 14, 1910 (1 page loose in the ledger)

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: January 6, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of October 28; approved resignations of Howard Gould and Robert J. Collier and Allan A. Ryan as members of the Board; approved action of the Treasurer in giving a bond to the Aero Corporation, Ltd toexpedite collection of the prize winnings at Belmont Park of the late Ralph Johnstone; authorized Financial Vice-President to invest $50,000 in New York City Revenue Warrants; approved amendment of Article XIII and Section 4 of Article 11 of the By-Laws Minutes include: text of amendments of By-Laws Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes and Cornelius Vanderbilt and August Belmont Page: 105 to 107

Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders Date: December 7, 1910 Location: New York (company office at 527 Fifth Ave) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of November 27, 1909 meeting; appointment of George A. Steves and Charles A. Tileston as inspectors of election; election of Directors Minutes include: text of proxies; notice of time and place of holding meeting and affidavit of publication Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 108 to 111

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: February 8, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of January 6, 1911 meeting; election of Executive Committee; approved amendment to Article 11 Section 4. Minutes include: text of amended Article 11 Section 4 Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 112 to 113

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: September 29, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of February 8, 1911 meeting; approved minutes of meeting of Executive Committee held September 29, 1911; authorized Treasurer to pay stockholders a %5 dividend. Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 114 to 115

Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders Date: November 8, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of December 7, 1910 meeting; waived reading of annual reports of officers; election of Directors, appointment of George A. Steves and Charles A. Tileston as inspectors of election; Minutes include: text of proxies; notice of time and place of holding meeting and affidavit of publication Note; a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 116 to 120

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: December 6, 1911 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Company has a surplus of profits of $90,485; Treausrer reported loss of stock certificates 56 and 57 for 100 shares and certificate 60 for 40 shares all in the name of Robert J. Collier Actions taken: approved minutes of September 29, 1911 meeting; approved Treasurer’s report; approved dividend of %5 on Capital Stock; elected officers and Executive Committee minutes of meeting of Executive Committee held September 29, 1911; authorized Treasurer to pay stockholders a %5 dividend; authorized Treasurer to replace lost stock certificates; authorized Treasurer to write off the books $1,605.20 of organization expense. Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 121 to 123

Type: Special Meeting of Board of Directors Date: May 31, 1912 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: meeting called to take action “upon the death of its worthy president, Mr. Wilbur Wright Actions taken: approved resolution relating to death of Wilbur Wright Minutes include: text of resolution stating in part “in the death of Mr. Wright, this company has suffered the irreparable loss of its chief inspiration and guiding spirit” and “a man of the highest character and possessed of the loftiest business and scientific ideal” and “required the highest type of physical courage as well as creative genius. Mr Wright and his brother are now publicly recognizedby the entire world as the fathers of the art of Aviation” and “as a man, Mr. Wright was kind, considerate, charitable, an ideal son and brother, an upright and conscientious citizen and typified the highest standard of American manhood” Signatures: none (passed unanimously by August Belmont and Cornelius Vanderbilt and Theodore P. Shonts and P. W. Williamson and Andrew Freedman with Charles R. Flint in attendance) Page: 124

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: June 17, 1912 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: reported death of A. L. Welsh on June 11, 1912; Financial Vice President reported opening account with Guaranty Trust Company of New York; Actions taken: approved election of Orville Wright as President to succeed Wilbur Wright; authorized purchase of annuity for benefit of family of A. L. Welsh; approved transfer of funds from the Equitable Trust Company to Guaranty Trust Company; authorized Winters National Bank of Dayton to make payments. Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 125 to 126

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: August 7, 1912 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Actions taken: adjourned because of no quorum Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 127

Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders Date: November 13, 1912 Location: New York (office of the company at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of preceeding meeting; waived reading of annual reports of officers; election of Directors, appointment of George A. Steves and Charles A. Tileston as inspectors of election; Minutes include: text of proxies; notice of time and place of holding meeting and affidavit of publication Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 128 to 137

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: November 21, 1912 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: Treasurer reported surplus profits of $75,618.97 Actions taken: approved minutes of meeting held August 7, 1912; approved Treasurer’s report; approved dividend of %5 on Capital Stock; elected officers and Executive Committee; authorized settling case with Aero Corporation for $1,000; Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 138 to 139

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: December 6, 1912 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: a general discussion of the affairs of the company took place (no details given) Actions taken: none Minutes include: Note: a typed copy of these minutes is in Folder D of Box 1 Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Note: Wright not present and Freedman took the chair Page: 140

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: March 27, 1913 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: general discussion (no details given) Actions taken: none Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 141

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: July 9, 1913 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: A general discussion of the affairs and business of the Company took place (no details given) Actions taken: approved Treasurer’s report Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 142

Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders Date: November 12, 1913 Location: New York (office of the company at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of preceeding meeting; waived reading of annual reports of officers; election of Directors, appointment of George A. Steves and Charles A. Tileston as inspectors of election; Minutes include: text of proxies; notice of time and place of holding meeting and affidavit of publication Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 143 to 145

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: December 1, 1913 Location: New York (office of Delancy Nicoll) Topics: A general discussion of the business of the Company took place (no details given) Actions taken: approved minutes of previous meeting; elected officers and Executive Committee Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 146

Part 2 March 1914 thru 1917

Type: Meeting of Board of Directors Date: March 30, 1914 Location: New York (office of Andrew Freedman) Topics: A general discussion of the business of the Company took place (no details given) Actions taken: Minutes include: Signatures: Alpheus F. Barnes Page: 147

Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders Date: November 11, 1914 Location: New York (office of the company at 5 Nassau Street then moved to office of Pliny W. Williamson at 115 Broadway) Topics: Actions taken: approved resolution to elect only five directors ; elected Orville Wright and Katherine Wright and Lorin Wright and Alpheus F. Barnes and Pliny Williamson as Directors. Minutes include: Signatures: Pliny W. Williamson Page: 148

Type: Special Meeting of Board of Directors Date: October 9, 1915 Location: Dayton (office of the company at 1127 West Third Street) Topics: Orville Wright announced that A. F. Barnes “was no longer in the employ of the company nor in any way attending to the company’s affairs” and royalty agreement with Orville Wright Actions taken: approved resolution that office of Secretary and Treasurer be declared vacant; Katherine Wright was elected Secretary-Treasurer; authorized Secretary to file affidavit of stockholder’s consent to reduce number of Directors from fifteen to five with the Secretary of State of New York; Lorin Wright was elected Vice President; unanimously voted to repeal amendment of Section 2 of Article II and Section 1 of Article III; approved a bond for $250,000 to Orville Wright for release of all obligations under royalty agreements; accepted resignation of Katherine Wright as Director and as Secretary and Treasurer and elected Estelle L. Beatty as Director and Secretary and Treasurer; adjourned subject to meeting in New York City on October 15, 1915. Minutes include: signed and notarized notice of time and place of meeting; signed resignation of Katherine Wright, resolution to approve $250,000 bond signed by Katherine Wright as Secretary; signed letter of resignation of Katharine Wright dated October 9, 1915 (1 page). Signatures: Katherine Wright Note: only attendees are Orville Wright and Lorin Wright and Katharine Wright and Pliny W. Williamson. Page: 149 to 154

Type: Adjourned Meeting of the Directors of the Wright Company Date: October 15, 1915 Location: New York (office of Wing and Russell at 14 Wall Street) Topics: Lorin Wright took the chair and presented resignation of Orville Wright Actions taken: accepted resignation of Orville Wright as Director; T. Frank Manville elected Director; accepted resignation of Orville Wright as President of the company; T. Frank Manly elected President; accepted resignation of Lorin Wright as Director and Vice-President; C. S. Jennison elected a Director; accepted resignation of Pliny W. Williamsom as Director; elected Henry R. Stupin as a Director; accepted resignation of Miss E. L. Beatty as Director and Sceretary-Treasurer; Harvey D. Gibson elected a Director; elected C. S. Jennison Secretary and Treasurer; authorized a contract with Orville Wright to serve as consulting engineer. Minutes include: text of agreement with Orville Wright to serve as consulting engineer for $25,000 annually and signed resignations of Orville Wright dated October 15 (page 161) and Lorin Wright and Plinny W. Williamson and Estelle L. Beatty as Secterary-Treasurer and Estelle L. Beatty as Director Signatures: Estelle L. Beatty and Orville Wright and Lorin Wright and Plinny W. Williamson Note: Page: 155 to 165

Type: Special Meeting of the Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: October 15, 1915 Location: New York (office of W. B. Thompson at 14 Wall Street) Topics: Actions taken: authorized President and Vice-President to “employ such assistants, managers, agents, and employees at such salaries as they may from time to time deem advisable” and authorized sale of 2000 shares of unissued stock; accepted resignation C. S. Jennison as Secretary and Treasurer; elected Harvey D. Gibson as Secretary and Treasurer; elected C. S. Jennison as Vice-President. Minutes include: signed and notarized copy of notize to F. A. Barnes of the time and place of the meeting Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 166 to 168

Type: Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the [New] Wright Company Date: November 10, 1915 Location: New York (office of the company at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions taken: dispensed with reading of minutes and reports of officers; elected Phillip W. Russell and David E. Thomas as Inspectors of Election; elected Henry Lockhart, Jr. and T. Frank Manville and Harvey D. Gibson and Henry R. Sutphen and C. S. Jennison Directors; adopted amendment to Section 1 of Article IV. Minutes include: signed and notarized affidavits of mailing of notice sent to all stockholders announcing the time and place of the meeting (pages169); signed and notarized proof of newspaper publication including a copy of the published notice (page 170); signed proxies of Y. Y. Robertson and Norman E. (?) and Frank W. Holmes (page 171). Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 169 to 176

Type: Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: November 10, 1915 Location: New York (office of the company at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions taken: elected Henry Lockhart, Jr. as President; elected C. S Jennison as Vice-President and Secretary and Harvey D. Gibson as Treasurer; appointed T. Frank Manville and Henry R. Sutphen and Harvey D. Gibson as members of the Executive Committee; authorized power of attorney to Lockhart to represent the Company in all matters in”The Republic of France and the other foreign countries of Europe” and elected Philip T. Dodge and Harry Payne Whitney as Directors. Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 177 to 180

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: November 16, 1915 Location: New York (office of the company at 11 Pine Street) Topics: Actions taken: stockholders having authorized an increase of the capital stock from one million dollars par value to five million dollars and all stockholders having waived their right to purchase such increased stock the officers were authorized to issue all or any part of the four million dollars of unissued stock Minutes include: signed waiver of all stockholders to subscribe to the increase of capital stock (page 185) Signatures: C. S. Jennison and all stockholders Note: Page: 181 to 185

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: December 10, 1915 Location: New York (office of the company at 14 Wall Street) Topics: proposal from P. L. Dodge of the Simplex Automobile Company of Delaware for purchase of $1,625,000 par value of stock (#375,000 in cash plus 6480 shares of preferred and 3520 shares of common stock giving the Wright Company the controlling interest in Simplex) Actions taken: approved minutes of last meeting; approved acceptance of the Simplex offer. Minutes include: text of proposal from P. L. Dodge of the Simplex Automobile Company Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 186 to 189

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: December 21, 1915 Location: New York (office of the company at 14 Wall Street) Topics: option executed December 1 with the Simplex Automobile Company of Delaware to purchase for cash at par 9750 shares of stock Actions taken: approved minutes of last meeting; authorized President and Treasurer to purchase preferred stock of Simplex Automobile Company up to 9750 shares in addition to the 250 shares “the purchase of which has heretofore been authorized” Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 190 to 191

Type: Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: January 12, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 14 Wall Street) Topics: Actions taken: approved minutes of last meeting and adjourned Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 192

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: February 15, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 14 Wall Street) Topics: verbal report of Mr. Lockhart of the results of his trip abroad Actions taken: approved minutes of last meeting; elected F. B. Adams a Director; authorized appointment of Liberty National Bank of New York as Registrar for the capital stock of the company; and adjourned Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Three typed pages pasted to page 193 of the ledger Page: 193

Type: Adjourned Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: February 18, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 14 Wall Street) Topics: Actions taken: named W. J. Nixon to be Assistant Treasurer of the Company; authorized the President to “proceed at once with the matter of the organization of the Executive and practical management of the Company; authorized officers to discuss with counsel “the requirements and necessary provisions for a license agreement to be entered into with other manufacturers of aeroplanes.” Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Two typed pages pasted to page 194 of the ledger Page: 194

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: March 13, 1916 Location: New York (office of W. B. Thompson at 14 Wall Street) Topics: amendments to Article III, IV, and VIII of the By-Laws and relations with Simplex Actions taken: waived reading of the minutes of last meeting; elected Edward M. Hagar and T. L. Chadbourne Directors; amendments to By-Laws; accepted resignation of Henry Lockhart, Jr. as President; elected Henry Lockhart, Jr. as Chairman of the Board of Directors; elected Edward M. Hagar as President; appointed A. Monell and T. L. Chadbourne Jr. as a committee to consult with a committee appointed by the Simplex Company on “all questions regarding the business and relations” Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Five typed pages pasted to page 195 of the ledger Page: 195

Type: Special Meeting of the Stockholders of the [New] Wright Company Date: March 28, 1916 Location: New York (office of W. B. Thompson at 14 Wall Street) Topics: Actions taken: announced written consent by all stockholders to increase the number of Directors from nine to fifteen would be filed today in the office of the Secretary of State of New York Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 196

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: March 29, 1916 Location: New York (office of W. B. Thompson at 14 Wall Street) Topics: request by Simplex for loan of $200,000 Actions taken: waived reading of the minutes; authorized loan of $200,000 to Simplex Automobile Company; approved contract with Mr. Edgar M.Hagar as President and General Manager; elected F. W. Allen and H. M. Crane and David M. Goodrich and S. F. Pryor as Directors Minutes include: text of contract with Hagar with salary of $40,000 a year Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Six typed pages pasted to page 197 of the ledger Page: 197

Type: Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: April 19, 1916 Location: New York (office of W. B. Thompson at 14 Wall Street) Topics: request by Simplex for loan of $50,000 Actions taken: approved loan of $50,000 to Simplex Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 198

Type: Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: May 17, 1916 Location: New York (office of W. B. Thompson at 14 Wall Street) Topics: services of Prince Andre Poniatowski for sale of products of the General Aeronautic Company in European markets and sale of motors to the French government Actions taken: waived reading of the minutes; approved issue of $100,000 of capital stock in the name of Prince Poniatowski Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Two typed pages pasted to page 199 of the ledger Page: 199

Type: Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: June 20, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 60 Broadway) Topics: consolidation with the Curtiss Company Actions taken: appointed E. M. Hagar and T. L. Chadbourne and William B. Thompson to a committee to negotiate and conclude a consolidation of the Curtiss Company and the Wright Company with full powers of the Board Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 200

Type: Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: July 25, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 60 Broadway) Topics: report of the committee to discuss consolidation with the Curtiss Company; Actions taken: voted to refer the mater of consolidation back to the committee with full power to act; refer the matter of entering into an arrangement for securing a Publicity Manager in connection with the Submarine Corporation and the Driggs-Seabury Ordnance Company to the President with full power to act; notify the Hispania Suiza Company of the acceptance of the terms of the contract entered into with the Company Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 201

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: July 25, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 60 Broadway) Topics: contract between Simplex and John G. Dale Actions taken: waived reading the minutes; approved acceptance of a contract between the Simplex Automobile Company and John G. Dale; authorized President to execute a contract between the Wright Company and the Glen L. Martin Company Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 201

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: August 29, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 60 Broadway) Topics: Actions taken: waived reading the minutes; instructed Secretary to call a meeting of the Board for September 6 for the purpose of electing an Executive Committee Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 202

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: September 6, 1916 Location: New York (office of the company at 60 Broadway) Topics: Actions taken: approved the minutes of the last meeting; approved motion that “in view of the fact that a new company was in the process of organization which would succeed to the business being conducted by the Wright Company that the naming of an Executive Committee be postponed until the completion instructed Secretary to call a meeting of the Board for September 6 for the purpose of electing an Executive Committee Minutes include: Signatures: C. S. Jennison Note: Page: 202

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: April 3, 1917 Location: New York (office of the company at 14 Wall Street) Topics: Actions taken: waived reading the minutes of the last meeting; accepted resignation of Harvey D. Gibson as Treasurer; accepted resignation of C. S. Jennison as Secretary, elected W. J. Nixon as Secretary and Treasurer; approved sale of property located in Dayton to the Darling Motor Company for $40,000 with $24,000 in cash and balance on second mortgage; approved form of deed for Dayton property; authorized officers to execute and deliver the deed; accepted resignations of D. M. Goodrich and Henry Lockhart, Jr. as Directors and Edward M. Hagar as an Officer and Director Minutes include: text of deed for property in Dayton; original signed resignations of Edward M. Hagar (February 15, 1917) and Harvey D. Gibson (April 3, 1917) and David M. Goodrich (April 3, 1917) and Henry Lockhart (April 3, 1917); waivers of notice of meeting signed by C. S. Jennison and T. Frank Manville and Harvey D. Gibson and Henry R. Sutphen and H. L. Whitney and F. B. AdamsT. L. Chadbourne, Jr. and Frederick W. Allen and Henry M. Crane and S. F. Pryor. Signatures: W. J. Nixon

Note: Page: 1-17 (loose in ledger; probably part of a subsequent ledger that was taken apart; dirty and torn.

Type: Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of the [New] Wright Company Date: June 15, 1917 Location: New York (office of the company at 14 Wall Street) Topics: Actions taken: waiver of notice of meeting presented; received Treasurer’s report showing “to the satisfaction of the Directors that the WRIGHT-MARTIN AIRCRAFT CORPORATION has acquired and now lawfully owns all the stock of the Wright Company” and approved resolution that “ratified and confirmed in every respect” the resolutions of the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation authorizing and putting into effect the merging of this Corporation into Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation” Minutes include: receipt for certificate of retirement from business in Ohio of “THE WRIGHT COMPANY” of New York signed by the Secretary of State of Ohio and dated July 13, 1917 Note: Page: 18 and 19 (loose in ledger; probably part of a subsequent ledger that was taken apart; dirty and torn.

Wright Corporation Financial Ledger   0.5 Cubic feet 1 vol. (14 x 9 x 2 in). 273 pages (most are blank and no entries after page 161).

Financial Ledger Nov 26, 1909 to Oct 15, 1915

Accounts Receivable – page 105 to 108 and pages 152 to 154includes source such as R. J. Collier or U. S. Government Accounts Payable – page 109

Cash – page 50 to page 52 with balance on October 15, 1915 of $51.827.28. Capital Stock – page 1 City of New York Revenue Warrants – page 40 Cost of Merchandise sold – page 116 Commissions (Knabenshue) – page 141 only two entries (March 1911 and February 1912)

Dayton Account – page 25 to 28 with balance on October 15, 1915 of $140,309.41. Dayton Camp Equipment – page 127 Dividend account – page 129

Expense (General) - page 100 to 104 and page 117 Exhibitions – page 112 to 115 covers June 1910 to February 1913 and lists locations of exhibitions. Expense (Sales) – page 136 Expense (School-Training) – page 111 only covers November, 1911 to February,1913

Furniture Account (New York) – page 75 Furniture Account (Factory) – page 126

General Expense (page 117)

Hoxsey, Mrs M. C. – page 132

Interest – page 55 to page 56 Interest Rec. accrued – page 54

Johnstone, Mrs. Ralph – page 132

Legal Expenses (Patent Litigation) – page 60 to 62 Legal Expense – page 63 Lessons – page 122 to 123 and lists names of students License Fees Account Flying – page 142 License Fees Account Manufacturers – page 143

Machines and Parts – page 116 Machine Shop Plant – page 125

New York City Revenue Warrants – page 40 New York City Revenue Warrants – page 41

Organization Expenses – page 85

Patents – page 10 (only entry is November 27, 1909 for $700,000 with reference to J1. Petty Cash – page 70 to page 71 with most expenses listed as “sundries” Profit and Loss – page 134 covers February 1911 to December 1913 Patent Litigation – page 60 to 62

Rent Account – page 77 to 78 for 527 5th Avenue Revenue Warrants of New York City – page 40 Royalty Expense – page 128 Royalty Payable – page 138 Royalty Account Flying – page 142 Royalty Account Manufacturers – page 143 Royalty Account Meets – page 144 Rentals, Machines etc. – page 139 Royalties (Damages) – page 161

Salary Account – page 80 to page 82 Sales – page 120 to 121 and page 145 to 147 and lists names of buyers Surplus – page 135 Stocks Owned – page 161 only entry for September 30, 1915 for $1,000.

Taxes Expense – page 131 Taxes Payable Accrued – page 130

Uptown Account – page 30 U. S. Government-Navy Department – page 140 only for 1911

Wood Working Plant – page 124 Welsh, A. L. – page 133 Wright, Orville – page 3

Arrangement note

Arranged by type of expense or account and thereunder chronologically. It appears that debits and credits are entered in separate columns. Most entries are in ink but there are annotations in pencil. The volume includes an index to accounts. [Some water damage on edge of pages and cover is torn. Volume has been labeled #7].

Handwritten record of debits and credits. The information given for each entry generally includes date, description or source, amount, and a numerical or alphanumeric reference (ie. J48) which may be invoice or bill numbers.

Glenn Martin Minute Book - Ledger 6 October 15, 1912 - Jan 3, 1917   0.5 Cubic feet 1 vol. (14 x 8 x .5 in) 160 pages [page 26, 27, 46, 48, 50 and 52 are blank and there are no entries after page 53]

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically. Typed copies of various documents pasted into the volume.

Oct 15, 1912 thru Jan 3, 1917

October 15, 1912: Printed record of the meeting of persons named as Directors in the Articles of Incorporation of the Glenn L. Martin Company to organize the company and elect a Board of Directors as required by California law. Meeting held at the office of the Orange County Savings and Trust Company with W. A. Zimmerman, William Loftus, Glenn L. Martin, and Clarence Y. Martin in attendance and W. S. Collins absent. Glenn L. Martin unanimously elected President and William Loftus elected Vice-President and W. A. Zimmerman elected Secretary and Treasurer. Includes signatures of Glenn L. Martin and W. A. Zimmerman (pages 1 to 3).

October 15, 1912: Printed record of First Stockholders meeting also held at the office of the Orange County Savings and Trust Company. All stockholders being present, except W. S. Collins whose written consent was on file, a Code of By-Laws was presented by Mr. Forgy and adopted. Includes signatures of Glenn L. Martin, William Loftus, W. A. Zimmerman, and C. Y. Martin as stockholders. (pages 4 to 6)

October 15, 1912: Printed record of Director’s meeting also held at the office of the Orange County Savings and Trust Company. A form of stock certificate was adopted (copy attached to minutes). Includes signatures of Glenn L. Martin and W. A. Zimmerman (pages 7 to 9).

October 21, 1912: Typed copy of minutes of continuation of the adjourned meeting of October 15 held at Orange County Savings and Trust Company. Accepted contract between Martin and the Glenn L. Martin Company. Approved employment of G. A. Whidden “to assist in opening up the proper set of books and invoicing the stock and holdings” of Martin to be turned over to the Company. Includes signature of W.A. Zimmerman. (page 11).

November 18, 1912: Typed copy of minutes of meeting of Board of Directors held at the office of the Orange County Savings and Trust Company. Discussed location of proposed buildings on Collins Island. Zimmerman appointed a committee of one to see Mr. Copland in regard to purchase of two lots adjoining the proposed site on Balboa Island. Includes signatures of Martin and Zimmerman. There are also two small handwritten notes about shares dated 4/22/1913. (page 12).

December 24, 1912: Typed minutes of a Special Meeting of the Officers held in Los Angeles. Approved note to Justin M. Copeland for purchase of Lots 11 and 12 of Block 1 Section 1 on Balboa Island for $2,500. Includes Glenn L. Martin signature. (1 page on The Collins Commercial Co. letterhead pasted on to page 10). Also typed copy of the resolution authorizing note (1 page pasted to page 10).

March 3, 1913: Typed and unsigned minutes of a meeting held at the Company’s factory in Los Angeles. President reported “Bills due amounting to about $700.00; no money in the Treasury.” Collins Commercial Company should be required to “support the roof properly and fix doors and windows.” The Secretary reported “there were three complete flying machines on hand.” (page 13).

April 22, 1913 (1912): Typed and unsigned minutes of a special meeting held at the factory in Los Angeles. Accepted proposition from Loftus to take 100 shares of capital stock for $5,000. (also attached to page 13).

April 28, 1913: Typed and unsigned minutes of a special meeting. Agreed that Martin and Zimmerman should draw up a new agreement between Martin and the Company. Attached is also a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (page 14).

May 27, 1913: Typed minutes of a special meeting of the Directors held in Santa Ana, California. Resignation of C. Y. Martin and appointment of Frank Garbutt was “laid on the table.” New contract with Martin not approved by Glenn L. Martin and C. Y. Martin and contract presented by Martin was objected to by Collins, Loftus, and Zimmerman. Signed by Zimmerman. Also attached is a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (page 15).

June 24, 1913: Typed minutes of a special meeting of the Directors held in Santa Ana. W. S. Collins transferred all his stock and was replaced on the Board by H. T. Rudisill. Agreed to change place of business to 943 South Los Angeles Street. Approved issuance of 490 shares of capital stock to Glenn L. Martin, 26 shares to W. A. Zimmerman, 59 shares to W. S. Collins, and 59 shares to William Loftus. Signed by Zimmerman. Also attached is a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (page 16).

October 14, 1913: Typed minutes of a special meeting of the Directors. Approved purchase of 59 shares from Glenn L. Martin by Loftus for $2,950 in cash and $3,000 “to be paid for upon call of the majority of the board.” Mr. Rudisell offered to purchase 41 shares of capital stock to be paid for with credit for money already advanced to Glenn L. Martin. Also attached is a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (page 17 and 18).

October 30, 1913: Typed “Consent to Removal Of The Principal Place of Business” signed by all stockholders. Also attached is a typed Notice of Change of Principal Place of Business” signed by Zimmerman. (page 19).

December 8, 1913: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Elected Glenn L. Martin, C. Y. Martin, William Loftus, A. J. Flores, and H. T. Rudisill as Directors. Signed by Rudisill. Meeting adjourned to December 10, 1913. (page 29).

December 8, 1913: Typed minutes of meeting of the Directors. Glenn L. Martin elected President, William Loftus elected Vice-President, and H. T. Rudisill elected Secretary and Treasurer. Approved appointment of Glenn L. Martin as General Manager at a salary of $200 per month. Approved change of principal place of business to Los Angeles. Also attached is a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (page 20 and

December 10, 1913: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Approved adjournment until December 11, 1913. Signed by Rudisill. (page 29). There is also a signed power of attorney from Zimmerman to Loftus (page 28).

December 11, 1913: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Approved amendment to the By-Laws to provide for weekly meetings of the Directors. Declared that meeting of October 14, 1913 was “not legally held” and proposition of William Loftus to purchase stock “could not be legally carried out.” Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 30).

December 11, 1913: Typed minutes of meeting of the Directors. Appointed H. T. Rudisill Assistant Secretary. Agreed to adjourn to December 18, 1913. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 31).

December 18, 1913: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to December 19, 1913. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 31)

December 19, 1913: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to December 30, 1913. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 31)

December 30, 1913: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to January 5, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 31)

January 5, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Approved motion to “collect any such outstanding subscription.” Adjourned to January 15, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 32)

January 15, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to February 12, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 33)

February 12, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to March 12, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 33)

March 12, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to April 9, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 34)

March 27, 1914: Typed minutes of meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. Authorized borrowing $5,000 from the Citizen’s National Bank of Los Angeles. Signed by Rudisill. Also attached is a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (page 22).

April 9, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to May 7, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 34)

May 7, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to June 4, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 35)

May 16, 1914: Typed minutes of meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. Authorized the President to borrow $1,000 from Citizen’s National Bank of Los Angeles. Resolution to execute the contract between Glenn L. Martin and W. S. Collins and execute a bill of sale of hangar and lots to Collins, and execute deed to Lots 11 and 12. Also attached is a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (page 23)

June 4, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Approved motion to “collect any such outstanding subscription.” Adjourned to July 2, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 35)

June 30, 1914: Typed minutes of meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. Authorized Glenn L. Martin to execute contracts with the United States Government for the sale of aeroplanes. Signed by all Directors and embossed with the seal of the Glenn L. Martin Company. Also attached is a signed written consent by the Directors to hold the meeting. (pages 24 and 25).

July 2, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to July 30, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 36)

July 30, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to August 27, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 36)

August 27, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to September 24, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 37)

September 24, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Adjourned to September 26, 1914. Signed by H. T. Rudisill. (page 37)

September 26, 1914: Typed minutes of the annual meeting of stockholders held in Los Angeles. Approved termination of subscription of W. S. Collins “on account of failure to pay his stock subscription.” Approved bringing suit against W. S. Collins “for his failure to complete the building at Balboa” and “for damages caused by his failure to perform and complete his part of the stock subscription.” Approved termination of subscription of W. A. Zimmerman “on account of failure to pay his stock subscription.” Approved resolution that any stock subscribed by Zimmerman and not paid for be cancelled. Approved donation of 10% of stock to the Treasurer by each stockholder to “raise money for future expansion of the business.” Signed by Rudisill. (page 38).

September 26, 1914: Typed minutes of meeting of Directors held in Los Angeles. Ratified and approved actions of stockholders at their meeting of September 26, 1914. Authorized President to borrow $2,500 in excess of the $5,000 previously authorized. Also attached is a consent for the meeting signed by all the Directors. (page 39).

February 19, 1915: Typed minutes of a special meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. Accepted resignation of C. Y. Martin and appointed Caleb S. Bragg a Director. Authorized issuance of a note dated January 1, 1915 to replace the note of October 13, 1915 to Glenn L. Martin for $1,500. Authorized the Secretary to accept the 10% stock return. President Martin gave a general outline of the terms and conditions fo a contract with the Griffith Machine Works. Also attached is a consent for the meeting signed by all the Directors. Also attached is the signed resignation of C. Y. Martin. Also attached is a typed “Statement of Business of the Glenn L. Martin Company, December 14, 1914” that lists Resources ($118,856.39) and Liabilities ($118,856.39). Also attached is a typed list of stockholders and amounts of shares owned. (page 40).

April 12, 1915: Typed minutes of a special meeting of Directors held in Los Angeles. President announced an opportunity to purchase “eleven imported Levasseur 8-Cylinder motors for approximately 50% of their regular price.” Authorized the President to borrow $20,000 from the Citizen’s National Bank of California to purchase the motors. Signed by H. T. Rudisell. Also attached is a consent for the meeting signed by all the Directors. (page 41).

November 29, 1915: Typed minutes of a meeting of Directors held in Los Angeles. Elected Caleb S. Bragg Secretary to fill the vacancy created by Rudisell’s resignation. Authorized President and Secretary to negotiate a loan of $20,000 from the Citizen’s National Bank “for the purpose of carrying on the business of the Corporation.” Authorized issuance of 151 shares of stock at $100 per share in favor of Caleb S. Bragg. Signed by Bragg. Also attached is a consent for the meeting signed by all the Directors. (page 42 and 43).

February 25, 1916: Typed minutes of a meeting of Directors held in Los Angeles. Report of an audit by Price-Waterhouse of the Company for the year ending December 31, 1915. Authorized the President and Secretary to borrow not more than $50,000 from the Citizen’s National Bank of Los Angeles. Authorizes the President to execute contracts with the Army and Navy of the United States for sales of aeroplanes. Signed by Bragg. Also attached is a consent for the meeting signed by all the Directors. Attached also is a certificate signed by Glenn L. Martin and Caleb S. Bragg authorizing the borrowing of money from the Citizen’s National Bank of Los Angeles. (page 44 and 45).

March 21, 1916: Typed minutes of a special meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. Accepted the resignation of William Loftus as Director and Vice-President and appointed Eugene Overton as Director. Accepted the resignation of A. J. Flores as Director and appointed C. Y. Martin to fill the vacancy. Caleb S. Bragg was appointed Vice-President and Eugene Overton was appointed Secretary. Signed by Glenn L. Martin. Also attached is a consent for the meeting signed by all the Directors; the signed resignation of William Loftus; and the signed resignation of A. J. Flores. (page 47).

September 29, 1916: Typed minutes of a special meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. Accepted the resignation of C. Y. Martin effective October 1, 1916 and elected Edward M. Hagar to fill the vacancy. Accepted the resignation of Glenn L. Martin as President to be effective October 1, 1916 and elected Edward M. Hagar as President. Accepted the resignation of H. T. Rudisell as Director effective October 1, 1916 and elected D. K. Van Cleef to fill the vacancy. Accepted the resignation of Caleb S. Bragg as Director effective October 1, 1916 and elected Orrin E. Osborn to fill the vacancy and to be Assistant Manager of the Corporation. Ratified and approved contracts and notes executed by H. J. Donau as manager of the Corporation. Elected D. K. Van Cleef as Auditor of the Corporation. Signed by Eugene Overton. Also attached is are consents for the meeting signed by all the Directors; the signed resignation of Caleb S. Bragg; and the signed resignation of Glenn L. Martin. (page 49).

September 29, 1916: Typed minutes of a special meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. This is only the minutes with no attachments but the copy is signed by Overton and embossed with the seal of the Glenn L. Martin Company. (page 51).

December 31, 1916: An unsigned copy of the “Income Tax Return of Annual Net Income Corporations” (Form 1031) for the Glenn L. Martin Company. The form lists a gross income (loss) for the year ended December 31, 1916 of $11,461.37 with total deductions of $169,323.81. The form lists sales of $264,979; income of $4,988 from Training School; and deductable losses for two airplanes of $9,038.94. (1 page, double sided-form between pages 50 and 51).

January 3, 1917: Typed copy of minutes of a meeting of the Directors held in Los Angeles. Authorizes Edward M. Hagar and Glenn L. Martin to execute contracts with the Army and Navy of the United States for sales of aeroplanes and products of the Company. Appointed James G. Dudley as Treasurer of the Company. The copy is signed by Overton and embossed with the seal of the Glenn L. Martin Company. (page 55).

Document of Incorporation of the Wright Martin Company 

Conditions Governing Access note

Item is not accessible to the public due to the state of the material.

Scope and Contents note

One large document dated April 27, 1917 covered with tax stamps for the state of New York for the incorporation of the Wright Martin Company.

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Curtiss Aircraft Photos & Negatives Early 20th Century   7.0 Linear feet

 2002-1-15  Gertler, Joseph Curtiss & Curtiss-Wright Photos & Negatives 20th Century   12.0 Linear feet 20 Document boxes of photos and negatives

Curtiss Photos

Most of these have a representative image scanned from each of the folders

Curtiss Photos Box 1

Folder #1 Aerial Experiment Association Aerodrome No. 1 Red Wing

Folder #2 Aerial Experiment Association Aerodrome No. 2 White Wing

Folder #3 Aerial Experiment Association Aerodrome No. 3 June Bug

Folder #4 Aerial Experiment Association Aerodrome No. 3 Loon

Folder #5 Aerial Experiment Association Aerodrome No. 4 Silver Dart

Folder #6 Curtiss A-1 (AH-1) Type

Folder #7 Curtiss A-2 (OWL, E-1, AX-1)

Folder #8 Curtiss A-3 (AH-3)

Folder #9 Curtiss A-3 Falcon

Folder #10 Curtiss A-3B Falcon

Folder #11 Curtiss XA-8 Shrike

Folder #12 Curtiss YA-8 Shrike

Folder #13 Curtiss Y1A-8 Shrike

Folder #14 Curtiss YA-10 Shrike

Folder #15 Curtiss A-12 Shrike

Folder #16 Curtiss A-12 Export Shrike

Folder #17 Curtiss XA-14 (Model 76) Shrike

Folder #18 Curtiss Y1A-18 (A-18, Model 76A) Shrike

Folder #19 Curtiss A-25A Shrike, Helldiver

Folder #20 Curtiss A-25 Shrike, Helldiver

Folder #21 Curtiss AT-4

Folder #22 Curtiss AT-5A

Folder #23 Curtiss AT-9 Jeep (Fledgling) (CW-25)

Folder #24 Curtiss Autoplane (Model 11)

Folder #25 Curtiss XB-2 Condor

Folder #26 Curtiss B-2 Condor

Folder #27 Curtiss BF2C-1

Folder #28 Curtiss Beachy Special

Folder #29 Curtiss Bleeker Helicopter

Folder #30 Curtiss XBTC-2

Folder #31 Curtiss XBT2C-1

Curtiss Photos Box 2

Folder #32 Curtiss XBT-4 Falcon

Folder #33 Curtiss C-2 (AB-2)

Folder #34 Curtiss C-46 Commando

Folder #35 Curtiss C-46 Commando Family

Folder #36 Curtiss C-46 Family, Civil Modifications

Folder #37 Curtiss C-46 Commando Written Material

Folder #38 Curtiss C-46A Commando

Folder #39 Curtiss XC-46B Commando

Folder #40 Curtiss C-46D Commando

Folder #41 Curtiss C-46E Commando

Folder #42 Curtiss C-76 (CW27) Family

Folder #43 Curtiss YC-76 Caravan

Folder #44 Curtiss C-76 Caravan

Folder #45 Curtiss YC-76A Caravan

Curtiss Photos Box 3

Folder #46 Curtiss XC-113 Commando

Folder #47 Curtiss Canada C-1

Folder #48 Curtiss Carrier Pigeon (Model 40)

Folder #49 Curtiss Carrier Pigeon II

Folder #50 Curtiss Cox Racer

Folder #51 Curtiss Condor CO Transport (Model 18)

Folder #52 Curtiss Condor T-32 (Condor II)

Folder #53 Curtiss CR-2 Racer (Model 23, L-17-2)

Folder #54 Curtiss CR-3 Racer

Folder #55 Curtiss Crane Amphibian (Model 20)

Folder #56 Curtiss CS-1 (SC-1) Scout

Folder #57 Curtiss CS-2 (SC-2) Scout

Folder #58 Curtiss CW-12 Sport Trainer

Folder #59 Curtiss CW-14 Sportsman, Speedwing, Osprey

Folder #60 Curtiss CW-19R

Folder #61 Curtiss CW-20A (C-55, St. Louis)

Folder #62 Curtiss CW-20A In Flight

Folder #63 Curtiss CW-20E

Folder #64 Curtiss CW-20T

Folder #65 Curtiss CW-21 Demon

Folder #66 Curtiss CW-21B Demon

Folder #67 Curtiss CW-22 Falcon

Folder #68 Curtiss CW-22 Written Material

Folder #69 Curtiss CW-23

Curtiss Photos Box 4

Folder #70 Curtiss CW-32 Transport

Folder #71 Curtiss Model D

Folder #70 Curtiss CW-32 Transport

Folder #71 Curtiss Model D

Folder #72 Curtiss Model D, Ely

Folder #73 Curtiss Model D Headless

Folder #74 Curtiss Model D Hydro

Folder #75 Curtiss Model D Hydro Triplane

Folder #76 Curtiss Duckling (CW-3, CW-3L, CW-3W)

Folder #77 Curtiss Model E

Folder #78 Curtiss Model E Triplane

Folder #79 Curtiss Model E Boat

Folder #80 Curtiss Eagle

Folder #81 Curtiss Model F Boat Triplane

Folder #82 Curtiss F Boat (1913)

Folder #83 Curtiss F Boat 1914

Folder #84 Curtiss (Curtiss-Hall) F4C-1

Folder #85 Curtiss F6C-1

Folder #86 Curtiss F6C-2 Hawk

Folder #87 Curtiss F6C-3 Hawk

Folder #88 Curtiss F6C-4 Hawk

Folder #89 Curtiss XF6C-6 Page Racer

Folder #90 Curtiss F7C-1 Seahawk

Folder #91 Curtiss F8C-1 (OC-1) Falcon

Folder #92 Curtiss XF8C-2 Helldiver

Folder #93 Curtiss F8C-3 (OC-2) Falcon

Folder #94 Curtiss XF8C-4 Helldiver

Folder #95 Curtiss F8C-4 Helldiver

Folder #96 Curtiss F8C-5 (O2C-1) Helldiver

Folder #97 Curtiss XF8C-7 (XO2C-2, O2C-2, Helldiver Cyclone Command)

Folder #98 Curtiss XF9C-1 Sparrowhawk

Folder #99 Curtiss XF9C-2 Sparrowhawk

Folder #100 Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk

Folder #101 Curtiss XF10C-1 (XS3C-1)

Folder #102 Curtiss XF11C-1 (XBFC-1) Hawk

Folder #103 Curtiss XF11C-2 Hawk

Folder #104 Curtiss F11C-2 (BFC-2) Goshawk

Folder #105 Curtiss XF11C-3 (XBF2C-1) Hawk

Folder #106 Curtiss XF12C-1

Folder #107 Curtiss XF13C-2

Folder #108 Curtiss XF13C-1

Folder #109 Curtiss XF14C-2

Folder #110 Curtiss XF15C-1

Folder #111 Curtiss F-5L

Folder #112 Curtiss Falcon Conqueror Demonstrator

Folder #113 Curtiss Falcon (Export, Conqueror, Columbia)

Folder #114 Curtiss Falcon (Export, Cyclone, Columbia)

Folder #115 Curtiss Falcon (Export, Model 37F)

Folder #116 Curtiss Falcon Conqueror Mail Plane

Folder #117 Curtiss Falcon Liberty Mail Plane

Folder #118 Curtiss Falcon Geared Conqueror Mail Plane

Folder #119 Curtiss Falcon PAA Cyclone Mail Plane

Curtiss Photos Box 5

Folder #120 Curtiss Fledgling (Model 51)

Folder #121 Curtiss Fledgling J-1 (Model 51)

Folder #122 Curtiss Fledgling J-2 (Model 51)

Folder #123 Curtiss G (Army Tractor 1913)

Folder #124 Curtiss G (Pusher R)

Folder #125 Curtiss Goupil "Dalton's Duck"

Folder #126 Curtiss Model H "America" Twin-Engined

Folder #127 Curtiss Model H "America" Three-Engined

Folder #128 Curtiss Model H-3

Folder #129 Curtiss Model H-8

Folder #130 Curtiss Model H-10 Small America

Folder #131 Curtiss Model H-12 Large America

Folder #132 Curtiss Model H-14

Folder #133 Curtiss Model H-16

Folder #134 Curtiss HA Dunkirk Fighter

Folder #135 Curtiss HA-1 Dunkirk Fighter

Folder #136 Curtiss HA Mail

Folder #137 Curtiss Hawk (Export, Japan)

Folder #138 Curtiss Hawk I

Folder #139 Curtiss Hawk IA Gulfhawk (Williams)

Folder #140 Curtiss Hawk II (Model 35, Goshawk)

Folder #141 Curtiss Hawk III (Model 68)

Folder #142 Curtiss Hawk IV (Model 79)

Folder #143 Curtiss Hawk 75

Folder #144 Curtiss Hawk 75B

Folder #145 Curtiss Hawk 75A

Folder #146 Curtiss Hawk 75A (France)

Folder #147 Curtiss Hawk 75H

Folder #148 Curtiss Hawk 75M

Folder #149 Curtiss Hawk 75N

Folder #150 Curtiss Hawk 75O

Folder #151 Curtiss Hawk 75Q

Folder #152 Curtiss HS-1

Folder #153 Curtiss Hudson Flyer

Folder #154 Curtiss Hydro, 2nd Modification

Folder #155 Curtiss J

Folder #156 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Folder #157 Curtiss JN-4A Jenny

Folder #158 Curtiss JN-4D Jenny

Folder #159 Curtiss JN-5 Twin Jenny

Folder #160 Curtiss JN-6HB Jenny

Folder #161 Curtiss JN C-6 Engine

Folder #162 Curtiss Junior (CW-1)

Folder #163 Curtiss Kingbird, 1st Prototype

Folder #164 Curtiss Kingbird, 3rd Prototype

Folder #165 Curtiss Kingbird D-2 (Model 55)

Curtiss Photos Box 6

Folder #166 Curtiss L-1

Folder #167 Curtiss L-2

Folder #168 Curtiss Lark (Model 41)

Folder #169 Curtiss Model M (Morris) Boat

Folder #170 Curtiss MF Seagull (Model 18)

Folder #171 Curtiss N-9H

Folder #172 Curtiss XN2C-1 Fledgling

Folder #173 Curtiss N2C-1 Fledgling

Folder #174 Curtiss N2C-2 Fledgliing

Folder #175 Curtiss NBS-1 (Martin MB-2)

Folder #176 Curtiss XNBS-4

Folder #177 Curtiss NC-Boat Family, Transatlantic Flight

Folder #178 Curtiss NC-1 (P2N-1)

Folder #179 Curtiss NC-3 (P2N)

Folder #180 Curtiss NC-4 (P2N-1)

Folder #181 Curtiss Night Mail

Folder #182 Curtiss XOC-3 Falcon

Folder #183 Curtiss XO3C-1 Seagull

Folder #184 Curtiss XO-1 Falcon

Folder #185 Curtiss O-1 Falcon

Folder #186 Curtiss O-1A Falcon

Folder #187 Curtiss O-1B Falcon

Folder #188 Curtiss O-1C Falcon

Folder #189 Curtiss O-1E Falcon

Folder #190 Curtiss O-1G Falcon

Folder #191 Curtiss O-11 Falcon

Folder #192 Curtiss XO-13A Falcon

Folder #193 Curtiss YO-13C (O-13C) Falcon

Folder #194 Curtiss XO-16 Falcon

Folder #195 Curtiss XO-18 Falcon

Folder #196 Curtiss YIO-26 (XO-26) Falcon

Folder #197 Curtiss O-39 Falcon

Folder #198 Curtiss YO-40 Raven

Folder #199 Curtiss YO-40A Raven

Folder #200 Curtiss Y1O-40B (O-40B) Raven

Folder #201 Curtiss O-52 Owl (Model 85)

Folder #202 Curtiss O-52

Folder #203 Curtiss O-52 Owl

Curtiss Photos Box 7

Folder #204 Curtiss Oriole (Model 17, Experiment 519, Design L-72)

Folder #205 Curtiss P-1 Hawk

Folder #206 Curtiss P-1B Hawk

Folder #207 Curtiss P-1C Hawk

Folder #208 Curtiss XP-3A Hawk

Folder #209 Curtiss P-3A Hawk

Folder #210 Curtiss P-5 Hawk

Folder #211 Curtiss XP-6 Hawk

Folder #212 Curtiss P-6 (YP-6) Hawk

Folder #213 Curtiss XP-6A Hawk

Folder #214 Curtiss XP-6B Hawk

Folder #215 Curtiss P-6E Hawk

Folder #216 Curtiss XP-H Hawk

Folder #217 Curtiss P-6S Hawk (Export)

Folder #218 Curtiss XP-10 Hawk

Folder #219 Curtiss YP-20 Hawk

Folder #220 Curtiss XP-22 Hawk

Folder #221 Curtiss XP-23 Hawk

Folder #222 Curtiss XP-31 (XP-934) Swift

Folder #223 Curtiss Y1P-36 (P-36) Hawk

Folder #224 Curtiss P-36A Hawk

Folder #225 Curtiss XP-37

Folder #226 Curtiss YP-37

Folder #227 Curtiss XP-40 Warhawk

Folder #228 Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Folder #229 Curtiss P-40D Warhawk

Folder #230 Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

Folder #231 Curtiss P-40F Warhawk

Folder #232 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk

Folder #233 Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk IA

Folder #234 Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk I

Folder #235 Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk II

Folder #236 Curtiss XP-42

Folder #237 Curtiss XP-46

Folder #238 Curtiss XP-46A

Folder #239 Curtiss XP-55 Ascender

Curtiss Photos Box 8

Folder #240 Curtiss XP-60

Folder #241 Curtiss XP-60C

Folder #242 Curtiss YP-60E

Folder #243 Curtiss XP-62

Folder #244 Curtiss PN-1

Folder #245 Curtiss XPW-8 Hawk

Folder #246 Curtiss PW-8 Hawk

Folder #247 Curtiss XPW-8A Hawk

Folder #248 Curtiss R

Folder #249 Curtiss R2C-1 Racer

Folder #250 Curtiss R3C-1 Racer

Folder #251 Curtiss R3C-2 Racer

Folder #252 Curtiss R3C-4 Racer

Folder #253 Curtiss R4C-1 Condor

Folder #254 Curtiss R-4

Folder #255 Curtiss R-4LM

Folder #256 Curtiss R5C-1 Commando

Folder #257 Curtiss R-6 Army Racer

Folder #258 Curtiss Robin (Model 50)

Folder #259 Curtiss Robin B

Folder #260 Curtiss Robin C-1

Folder #261 Curtiss Robin C-1 "St. Louis Robin"

Folder #262 Curtiss Challenger Robin (Model 50A)

Folder #263 Curtiss Robin CR

Folder #264 Curtiss Robin J-1

Folder #265 Curtiss Robin J-2

Folder #266 Curtiss Robin W

Folder #267 Curtiss XSC-1 Seahawk

Folder #268 Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk

Folder #269 Curtiss XSC-2 (XSC-1A) Seahawk

Folder #270 Curtiss XS2C-1 Shrike

Folder #271 Curtiss S-1 Baby Scout, Speed Scout

Folder #272 Curtiss S-2 Wireless

Folder #273 Curtiss S-3

Folder #274 Curtiss S-4

Folder #275 Curtiss XSBC-2

Folder #276 Curtiss XSBC-3

Folder #277 Curtiss SBC-3 Helldiver

Folder #278 Curtiss XSBC-4 Helldiver

Folder #279 Curtiss SBC-4 Helldiver

Curtiss Photos Box 9

Folder #280 Curtiss XSB2C-1

Folder #281 Curtiss SB2C-1 Helldiver

Folder #282 Curtiss SB2C-1C Helldiver

Folder #283 Curtiss XSB2C-2

Folder #284 Curtiss SB2C-3 Helldiver

Folder #285 Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver

Folder #286 Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver

Folder #287 Curtiss XSB2C-6 Helldiver

Folder #288 Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon

Folder #289 Curtiss XOC-1 Seagull

Folder #290 Curtiss SOC-2 Seagull

Folder #291 Curtiss SOC-3 Seagull

Folder #292 Curtiss SOC-4 Seagull

Curtiss Photos Box 10

Folder #293 Curtiss XS03C-1 Seagull

Folder #294 Curtiss S03C-1 Seagull

Folder #295 Curtiss SO3C-2 Seagull

Folder #296 Curtiss SO3C-2C Seamew

Folder #297 Curtiss SO3C-3 Seagull

Folder #298 Curtiss S-5 (Model 10B)

Folder #299 Curtiss SX4-1 Water Glider

Folder #300 Curtiss Tadpole

Folder #301 Curtiss Tanager (Model 54)

Folder #302 Curtiss Teal (Model 57)

Folder #303 Curtiss Thrush (Model 56)

Folder #304 Curtiss Triad

Folder #305 Curtiss TS-1

Folder #306 Curtiss-Wright KD2C-1 Gunnery Target

Folder #307 Curtiss-Wright Woodridge Air Car Model 2500

Curtiss Photos Box 11

Folder #308 Curtiss X-19 VTOL

Folder #309 Curtiss X-19 VTOL Folder #310 Curtiss X-100 VTOL Folder #311 Curtiss X-100 VTOL Folder #312 Curtiss No. 1 Gold Bug, Golden Flyer

Folder #313 Curtiss-Kirkham 18-B Hornet Curtiss-Kirkham 18-B Hornet Model 15A

Folder #314 Curtiss-Kirkham 18-T Wasp Experimental 510 but known as the Hornet. The US Army ordered two in August 1918. Note: According to Bowers Curtiss book this plane SC 40054 was an 18T (triplane). Unable to verify if and when this plane was converted from a tri-plane or if tail number is a mistake.

Folder #315 Curtiss-Herring No. 1 "Reims Racer"

Curtiss Photos Box 12

Folder #316 Huff-Daland LB-1 Pegasus

Folder #317 Keystone Aircraft Photo Album

Folder #318 Keystone Aircraft B-3A (LB-10A)

Folder #319 Keystone Aircraft B-5A

Folder #320 Keystone Aircraft B-6A

Folder #321 Keystone Aircraft K-47 Pathfinder "American Legion"

Folder #322 Keystone Aircraft K-55 Pronto

Folder #323 Keystone Aircraft K-78 Patrician

Folder #324 Keystone Aircraft LB5/LB6

Folder #325 Keystone Aircraft XNK-1 Pup

Folder #326 Keystone Aircraft PK-1

Folder #327 Keystone-Loening Commuter (Model 219, 1930 Air Yacht, Keystone-Loening Model K-84)

Folder #328 Keystone-Loening OL-9

Folder #329 Keystone-Loening XO2L-1

Folder #330 Keystone-Loening XO2L-2

Folder #331 Curtiss Travel Air B-4000

Folder #332 Curtiss Travel Air 6000B

Folder #333 Wright Aero F2W-1

Folder #334 Wright Aero F2W-2

Folder #335 Wright Aero F3W-1 Apache

Folder #336 Wright Aero NW-2 (Racer)

Folder #337 Wright Aero XO-3

Folder #338 Curtiss D-12 Engine

Folder #339 Wright Cyclone 9 R-1820

Folder #340 Wright Cyclone 18 R-3350

Folder #341 Curtiss-Reed var. propellers

Non-Curtiss Aircraft Photos Box 13, 14, 15

Boxes 13 thru 15 contain photos of manufactures other than Curtiss or Curtiss Wright.

Box 13 Folder # 343 Alexander Eaglerock A-13 Curtiss Challenger motor

Folder # 344 Lavavasseur Antoinette VII

Folder # 345 Balloonist c.1900

Folder # 346 Bellanca “J”

Folder # 347 Bellanca WB-1

Folder # 348 Boeing B-17B Flying Fortress

Folder # 349 Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress

Folder # 350 Boeing B-17G

Folder # 351 Boeing B-29 Superfortress Family (Model 345) various crew positions, and assembly

Folder # 352 Boeing YB-29 Superfortress close-ups on engines

Folder # 353 Boeing B-29 Superfortress incl. bomb deployment

Folder # 354 Boeing B-29A Superfortress

Folder # 355 Boeing XB-47D Stratojet

Folder # 356 Boeing YB-52 Stratofortress

Folder # 357 Boeing NB-52A Stratofortress

Folder # 358 Boeing Model SA-307B Stratoliner

Folder # 359 Boeing Model 377 Stratocruiser

Folder # 360 Brewster XF2A-1 Buffalo Photo and artist concept.

Folder # 361 Brewster Buffalo 339D (Dutch Export)

Folder # 362 Brewster Buffalo I (339E, British Export)

Folder # 363 Brewster XSBA-1 US Navy

Folder # 364 Brewster XSB2A-1 Buccaneer

Folder # 365 Brewster Bermuda I (340E, SB2A-1B)

Folder # 366 Consolidated Liberator

Folder # 367 Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express

Folder # 368 Consolidated Fleetstar Model 20

Folder # 369 Consolidated P-30A (PB2A)

Folder # 370 Consolidated PB2-YR Coronado

Folder # 371 Convair XFY-1 Pogo

Folder # 372 Convair 240 Convair-Liner

Folder # 373 Convair 340 Convair Liner

Folder # 374 de Havilland D.H. 60G Gipsy Moth

Folder # 375 Douglas AD-3 Skyraider

Folder # 376 Douglas AD-4 Skyraider

Folder # 377 Douglas AD-5 (A-1E) Skyraider

Folder # 378 Douglas AD-5W (EA-1E) Skyraider

Folder # 379 Douglas XA4D-1 Skyhawk

Folder # 380 Douglas XBT2D-1 Dauntless II

Folder # 381 Douglas C-47

Folder # 382 Douglas C-54 Skymaster

Folder # 383 Douglas YC-124 Globemaster II plus 1 newspaper clipping

Folder # 384 Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

Folder # 385 Douglas DC-2

Folder # 386 Douglas DC-3 36 most commercial: Easter, American, Delta, United, & TWA Folder # 387 Douglas DC-3B "A new air route to San Francisco and other West Coast cities has been opened by Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc. The new line flies over the scenic Grand Canyon - Boulder Dam - Sierra Nevada country…A TWA Skysleeper, largest and most powerful land-type transport in the world, is shown in the above picture flying over the Grand Canyon, on an overnight survey flight from New York City over the new direct route."

Box 14

Folder # 388 Douglas DC-3S (Super DC-3) negative

Folder # 389 Douglas DC-5

Folder # 390 Douglas DC-6 incl. 1 neg.

Folder # 391 Douglas DC-7

Folder # 392 Douglas DC-7C 1 negative

Folder # 393 Douglas RD Dolphin (USCG)

Folder # 394 Douglas DOS Observation Plane negative

Folder # 395 Fairchild KR-34 (Challenger C-4) negative

Folder # 396 Fairchild (Stroukoff) YC-14 Boundry Layer Control

Folder # 397 Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor 1 newspaper clipping that used these photos (Los Angeles Evening Herald, 3/25/30--photo of plane over Mt. Wilson and the Sierra Madre range. Caption: "While L.A. Basks in Warmth..Snow Mantels Mountains..10 Minutes Away by Air"

Folder # 398 Fokker C-2, Military, "Bird of Paradise" Caption on back: "C.H. 68376 'S' Maitlant. Pacific Birdmen Leave Chicago…Chicago, July 19-27:- Lieut., Lester J. Maitland and Albert F. Hegenberger, who recently flew from California to Honolulu, arrived in Chicago this morning at 9:00 a.m. These airmen are the first of the recent history making aviators to visit Chicago. After remaining one hour they left in a triple motored Fokker plane, similar to the one in which they flew to the Hawaiian islands, for Milwaukee. PHOTO SHOWS Maitlant and Hegenberger just about ready to take off for Milwaukee in the Fokker...."

Folder # 399 Fokker C-2A "Question Mark"

Folder # 400 Fokker F.V11A-3M 1 neg. of Byrd Anarctic Expedition plane (drawing)

Folder # 401 Fokker F.V11B-3M "Southern Cross" incl. 1 neg.

Folder # 402 Fokker F.XX

Folder # 403 Fokker S-3 (Atlantic Model 2)

Folder # 404 Fokker Universal (Atlantic Model 4) caption on back: "LOCAL---1,2,.MILLER FIELD, STATEN ISLAND.-FIRST AMERICAN BUILT FOKKER SEAPLANE CHRISTENED.---Miss Kathlene Martyn, former mascot of the British Royal Air Force, christens the new Wright engined Fokker seaplane at Miller Field, S.I., today. The seaplane which was built at the Fokker Plant at Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., carries five passengers in an enclosed cabin and can attain a speed of 100 miles an hour. 2/16/27."

Folder # 405 Great Lakes (1929) TG-2 (TE-1) "Planes in maneuvers off Panama"

Folder # 406 Grumman JF-2 Duck (USCG)

Folder # 407 Grumman XTBF-3 (BuNo 24141) incl. 1 neg.

Folder # 408 Hall Aluminum PH-2/3

Folder # 409 Howard DGA-9

Folder # 410 Langley Aerodrome A (Curtiss 1914 Rebuild) incl. 1 neg.

Folder # 411 Lockheed C-121A Constellation (1 w/caption: "WESTOVER AIR FORCE BASE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE; IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 1949…The business of a plane is to fly. A C-121 on the ground is of no value. And the prime factor in keeping a plane in the air for the greatest possible number of hours is, as any pilot will tell you, the efficiency and diligence of its maintenance crew..."

Folder # 412 Lockheed (F-80) P-80A Shooting Star caption on back: FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE P-80 SHOOTING STAR, THE WORLD'S FASTEST AIRPLANE, reveal unique features that have been concealed by strict Army secrecy since the first flight in January, 1944…"

Folder # 413 Lockheed XF-104 Starfighter

Folder # 414 Lockheed R50-1 Lodestar (USCG)

Folder # 415 Lockheed WV-2 (EC-121K) Warning Star negative

Folder # 416 Lockheed WV-2E (EC-121L) also incl. 3 neg

Folder # 417 Lockheed Model 8 Sirius "Tingmissartoq"

Folder # 418 Lockheed Model 10B Electra mostly commercial shots (Delta)

Folder # 419 Lockheed Folder # Super Electra caption: "A QUARTER-CENTURY OF WRIGHT-POWERED PLANES --- PICTURE #113 'Round the World…When Howard Hughes, millionaire sportsman, sped around the globe in three days, 19 hours, eight minutes, and 10 seconds in June, 1938, he piloted a Lockheed Folder # powered by two Wright Cyclone 9's. This type of ship gained World War II fame early in the conflict when it was converted into a bomber and, christened the Hudson, was used widely by the R.A.F. Coastal Command."

Folder # 420 Lockheed Model 18-50 Lodestar caption on back: "Two members of the crew and a famous passenger who will be aboard the National Air Lines Lockheed Lodestar on its one-stop delivery flight from Burbank, California, to Jacksonville, Florida, which may lower the coast-to-coast record for transport planes. Left to right are Kenneth J. Boedecker, of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation, Paterson, N.J., who will act as flight engineer and observers; G. T. Baker, president of National Air Lines, who will be his own pilot and Norman Lee, first man to fly entirely around the world as a paying passenger using scheduled air transportation. Boedecker is the service engineer who prepared Lindbergh's 'Spirit of St. Louis' for the New York to Paris flight in 1927...

Folder # 421 Lockheed Model 049 Constellation

Folder # 422 Lockheed Model 649 Constellation incl.1 neg.

Folder # 423 Lockheed Model 1049D Super Constellation on back: Constellation (Senbord & Western) Engines 972TC18DA

Folder # 424 LWF H-1 Owl

Folder # 425 Martin AM-1 Mauler (Model 210A) caption on back of 2 images: "THE GLENN L. MARTIN COMPANY; PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT; BALTIMORE 3, MARYLAND…Its powerful 3000-horsepower Pratt & Whitney Wasp Major engine roaring, Martin AM-1 Mauler takes off from deck of USS Kearsarge during recent service tests, when it qualified as largest, most powerful airplane to be carrier based. Navy's newest attack plane combines heaviest concentration of bombs, mines, aerial cannon and rockets ever incorporated in carrier plane, offering double the firepower of earlier attack aircraft."

Folder # 426 Martin BM-1 (Model 125) Official Navy photos. Caption on back: VT-1 Squadron in flight

Folder # 427 Martin B-26 Marauder (Model 179) Caption on back of several photos: March 25, 1941; Martin B-26 Bomber, equipped with Curtiss electric propellers"

Folder # 428 Martin B-26A Marauder (Model 179A)

Folder # 429 Martin B-26B Marauder (Model 179B) Caption on back of 1: ""Close-up of a Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber making its run over the target, which in this instance is a Nazi fighter airdrome at Tricqueville, France. This airdrome was supposed to be the home of the famed Goering ""Yellow Nosed"" Fighter Squadron. Hangars, buildings, and dispersal areas were blasted by dozens of sticks of 300-pound bombs from the U. S. groups which made this raid."" Another caption: ""AMERICAN BOMBERS RETURNING FROM ITALY. This formation of U. S. Arimy Air Forces B-26 Marauders is seen over Stromboli Island during the return trip of a bombing mission to Italy - one of the many which toppled Italy into unconditional surrender. Stromboli, north of Sicily and west of the Italian mainland, is part of the Lipari chain. ARMY FORCES PHOTO"" Final caption: ‘23500 A.C. Pacific Area - Check gas, check oil, check tires and battery--the usual service station routine as A.A.F. ground crews ready a Martin B-26 bomber for action in the South Pacific. ..."

Folder # 430 Martin B-26C Maruader (Model 179C) "keywords from various back captions: England, St. Omer, France, base and headquarters of German fighter operations; escort of Spitfires

Dunkirk; enemy-held airdrome at Lille; flak" Folder # 431 Martin B-26G Marauder (Model 179G) keywords from captions: December 1, 1945; 5/24/45; location: Caldwell

Folder # 432 Martin B-26 Marauder IA (Model 179B) caption on back: RAF Marauder on Mediterranean patrol

Folder # 433 Martin B-57B Canberra (Model 272B) incl. 1 neg

Folder # 434 Martin (JRM) XPB2M-1 Mars (Prototype) (Model 170)

Folder # 435 Martin (JRM) XPB2M-1R Mars (Prototype) (Model 170)

Box 15 Folder # 436 Martin JRM-1 Mars (Model 170A) plus 1 letter from Edmund Coster, Public Relations Division of the Glenn L. Martin Company to Ronald S. Gall, Mgr., Public Relations of Curtiss-Wright Corp.

Folder # 437 Martin JRM-2 Mars (Model 170B) Caption on back of 1 image: "…The world's largest flying boat, the JRM-2, built by The Glenn L. Martin Company is shown in flight during its tests. The JRM-2 as yet unnamed, is the fifth of the type built by Martin and differs from the JRM-1s, the Hawaii Mars, the Philippine Mars, the Marianas Mars, and the Marshall Mars, in the engine installation, having Pratt & Whitney R-4360 engines, the world's most powerful aircraft engines. Because of extra power furnished by the 4360s, the JRM-2 takes off at a gross weight of 82 1/2 tons as compared with 72 1/2 tons of the JRM-1s."

Folder # 438 Martin P5M-2 (P-5B) Marlin (Model 237B) incl. 1 negative

Folder # 439 Martin XPBM-1 Mariner (Model 162) Label on back: Martin PBM-1 Patrol Bomber Equipped with Curtiss Electric Propellers, dated 8-22-39

Folder # 440 Martin PBM-1 Mariner (Model 162) Couple labeled "PBM-3" on back

Folder # 441 Martin PBM-3 Mariner (Model 162B) "Various captions: 3/16/43: "PBM's--Off the assembly line and into the sunshine, a big U. S. Navy PBM patrol bomber is ready for final check-up…"" 7/11/43: ""PATROL BOMBERS LEAVE SUB EASY PREY FOR DESTROYERS…Two Martin MARINER (PBM) patrol bombers crippled a German submarine with bombs and machine guns in the South Atlantic [redacted], leaving her dead in the water, a ready target for gunfire of two U. S. destroyers the USS JOUETT and the USS MOFFETT..."""

Folder # 442 Martin PBM-3C Mariner (Model 162C)various dates and locations on back: 3/18/45, Caldwell; 8/4/44. Several images with hand written labels: ""Martin PBM Mariner with Engine Cooling Fan""; ""Salvage directors - L to R - Lieut (jg) Leo A Flynn, pilot; Lieut. (jg) E C Miller, Crash and Salvage Officer, and Paul Mittendorff, Martin Service Representative""; ""Navy members of the Salvage crew""; Flight Crew of ""The Mirage"" - L to R H.C. Wertz, AMM1c, Flight Engineer, Warrant Machinist M.L. Ord, Lt. (jg) Leo A. Flynn, pilot, and Paul Mittendorff, G.L.M. Service representative""; ""The tail gear is jettisoned before heading for San Diego - main gear were dropped a few minutes previous;"""

Folder # 443 Martin PBM-3R Mariner (Model 162B) dated 2/8/44

Folder # 444 Martin Model 139 dated 3/12/41: "Pursuant to your letter of September 17…enclosed…are two additional pictures on the B-26 propellers…Also enclosed is a ground view of the model Folder #9, which is similar to the 166…." Folder # 445 Martin Model 167F (French Aircraft) "Martin 167-F Attack Bomber - Equipped with Curtiss Electric Propellers" Baltimore, MD

Folder # 446 Martin Model 187 Baltimore Prototype

Folder # 447 Martin Model 187 Baltimore III (RAF)

Folder # 448 Maxim (H.S.) Flying Machine 1894 Clipping that used the image: "Maxim Prop - 1894…"

Folder # 449 Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-1 Captions: ""NEW FEATHERS FOR THE WINGS OF THE NAVY""1st caption: ""With what feelings do they go? Amid the roar of metal throats, anxious for the skyways, the class goes out to take places in the brilliant yellow aircraft lined up on the white concrete. Each wrapped in his own thrilled thoughts, dreams coming true..."" 2nd caption: ""Since 1935, when the President created the Aviation Cadets as part of a program to strengthen the aviation branch of the Naval Reserve, this service has drawn hundreds of young college graduates from all over the United States. At present, bases located at 13different points in the country are engaged in training applicants for Pensacola, from which all Naval Aviators must graduate..."""

Folder # 450 North American A-36A Apache

Folder # 451 North American XB-21 Dragon label on back: Curtiss XB21 Bomber 1940-41 Folder # 452 North American P-51B (F-51B) "Flying in Paris, usually, P-51 Mustangs of the British Army Co-operation Command have ranged from France to Germany to carry out low-flying, hard-hitting attacks against the Nazis. The North American fighters are also in service with the United States Army Air Forces."

Folder # 453 North American T-28D Trojan negatives

Folder # 454 Northrop C-125 Raider

Folder # 455 Republic P-47B Thunderbolt incl. 1 negative

Folder # 456 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Various captions: ""3/Folder #/44, New Wide Blade on Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Evansville, Indiana"" (no date:) ""AT A 12th AAF P-47 THUNDERBOLT BASE IN ITALY…Lt. Col. John F. Martin, of Culpepper, Va., and Tom Drummond, Republic Aviation Corporation technical representative, pose before Ten Grand- the 10,000th P-47 Thunderbolt built by Republic- the plane in which Colonel Martin flew the 30,000th sortie flown by the 12th Air Force's 79th Fighter Group, famed ""Mosquito Fighter Group,"" in more than two years of fighting in the Mediterranean theater of war..."" 9/26/44: Display - P-47; Long Island. (no date:) ""Four veteran pilots of the famed Fighter Cock Squadron stand in front of a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt during their visit to the Farmingdale, Long Island, New York plant of Republic Aviation Corporation. Capt. J. Ray Donahue was presented with a flaming red fighting cock by the thousands of men and women of Republic to replace Uncle Bud [mascot] who was killed in action at the Fighter Cock Squadron's Headquarters in the Mediterranean Theater of War...""10/21/44, Republic P-47"

Folder # 457 Republic F-84E Thunderjet 10/23/49: "BATTLE GEAR FOR THE REPUBLIC F-84E THUNDERJET…VERSATILITY PLUS: Unprecedented power is being packed by Republic's newest F-84E Thunderjet, high-speed, long range fighter, engaged in combined service war game exercises at Eglin AF Base, Florida. By reason of its versatility, the 600 mph-plus "E" has become the Air Force's first jet propelled fighter bomber..."

Folder # 458 Republic F-84F Thunderstreak "incl. 1 neg. Caption: ""U.S. AIR FORCE'S FIRST SWEPT-WING FIGHTER-BOMBER IN VOLUME PRODUCTION…Twin final assembly lines create an impressive vista as Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bombers move toward completion and their missions with the U.S. Air Force and America's allies 'round the world...Weighing 25,000 pounds, the Thunderstreak exceeds in all performance categories its predecessor Thunderjet, which smashed the Reds in Korea with 4,000-pound bomb loads and had a top speed in the 600 mile-an-hour class. ""Caption: ""FIRST SAPPHIRE FLIGHT IN THE UNITED STATES FEBRUARY Folder #, 1951 IN A REPUBLIC F 84 F"""

Folder # 459 Short S29 Stirling I "Heavy bomber: a Short Stirling in flight…This four-engined bomber has either Bristol Hercules Folder # cylinder air-cooled radial engines or Wright Cyclone double row Folder # cylinder air-cooled radial engines…."

Folder # 460 Standard SJ negative

Folder # 461 Republic P-47G Thunderbolt incl. 1 negative;

Folder # 462 Ryan FR-1 Fireball "caption 1: ""The Army has taken delivery…of two Ryan jet-pushed, propeller-pulled Fireball fighters, and these are the men who flew them from the Ryan plant in San Diego to Eglin Field, Fla., for evaluation…""Caption 2: ""RYAN FIREBALL JET FIGHTERS PREPARE TO TAKE OFF CARRIER DECK...Their wings folded, two Ryan Fireball fighters are warmed up prior to taking off the deck of the U.S.S. Ranger during recent evaluation flights at sea off the coast of California...."""

Folder # 463 Spartan C3-225

Folder # 464 Stearman PT-13Kaydet labeled "Randolph Field"

Folder # 465 Stinson SM-1 Detroiter labels: ""'The Pride of Detroit'…The Stinson monoplane (Whirlwind Engine) in which Brock & Schlee flew halfway round the world. from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland to Tokio Japan"" March 28 & 29, 1928 ""Stinson & Halderan Endurance Record"" One with newspaper clipping and handwritten label: from Bert R. J. Hassll (?) 121 No. Gardiner Ave. Rockford, IL: ""Gentlemen: the display photographs are not available at this time. However this shot was taken right after the recovery operation with the news media, that went on the recovery, looking at the Stinson. this photograph is for your inspection only. Its return would be appreciated when you are through with it...."""

Folder # 466 Stinson SM-1F Detroiter "Pride of Detroit over Hong Kong"

Folder # 467 Stinson SM-6000 Airliner "Kingbird with Whirlwind engine 1930"

Folder # 468 Viking 00-1 5-4-36 Viking Flying Boat; built '36 - 1 WW 250 hp

Folder # 469 Vought VE-7 negative

Folder # 470 Vought O2U-2 Corsair caption: "Planes of VS-14 approaching USS Saratoga for landing"

Folder # 471 Wright Type B, Hydroaeroplane

Curtiss Photos Box 16

Folder #472 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Atlanta, GA Airfield

Folder #473 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Buffalo, NY Airfield

Folder #474 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Caldwell-Wright Airport, Caldwell, NJ

Folder #475 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Caldwell-Wright Airport, Caldwell, NJ

Folder #476 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Caldwell-Wright Airport, Caldwell, NJ

Folder #477 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, CA

Folder #478 Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, CA

Folder #479 Curtiss-Wright Airports Corp. Glenview, Chicago, IL

Folder #480 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Columbia, SC

Folder #481 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Denver, CO

Folder #482 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Detroit (Grosse Isle), MI

Folder #483 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Indianopolis, IN

Folder #484 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Kansas City, KS

Folder #485 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Memphis, TN

Folder #486 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Moline, IL

Folder #487 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Oklahoma City, OK

Folder #488 Curtiss-Wright Airports Corp. Paoli, PA

Folder #489 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Portland, ME

Folder #490 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Raleigh, NC

Folder #491 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Rockport, ME

Folder #492 Curtiss-Wright Airports Corp. San Mateo, CA

Folder #493 Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Valley Stream, NY

Curtiss Photos Box 17

Folder #494 Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corp. Factories 1919

Folder #495 Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corp. Garden City, IL Factory

Folder #496 Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corp. Main Plant, Churchill Street, Buffalo, NY

Folder #497 Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corp. Kenmore Ave. Plant 1929-1930, Buffalo, NY

Folder #498 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Buffalo, NY

Folder #499 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Buffalo, NY

Folder #500 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Buffalo, NY

Folder #501 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Buffalo, NY

Folder #502 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Buffalo, NY

Folder #503 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Columbus Plant, Columbus, OH

Folder #504 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Columbus Plant, Columbus, OH

Folder #505 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Elmwood Plant (location?)

Curtiss Photos Box 18

Folder #506 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division Columbus Plant, Columbus, OH

Folder #507 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division St. Louis Airplane Division (Robertson, MO)

Folder #508 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division St. Louis Airplane Division

Folder #509 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division St. Louis Airplane Division

Folder #510 Curtiss-Wright Corp., Curtiss Aeroplane Division St. Louis Airplane Division

Folder #511 Curtiss-Wright Propeller Division Caldwell, NJ Plant

Curtiss Photos Box 19

Folder #512 Wright Early Factory Photos

Folder #513 Wright Aero Patterson, NJ Factory

Folder #514 Wright Aero Plant 7

Folder #515 Wright Aero Caldwell, NJ Facility

Folder #516 Chrysler Corp. De Soto Bomber Plant- B-26 Tank Production

Folder #517 Sikorsky Sikorsky Helicopter Factory

Folder #518 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Riverside Drive, NYC

Folder #519 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Hempstead, Long Island, NY

Folder #520 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Lakeville Golf Course, Long Is., NY

Folder #521 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Bronx Borough, NY

Folder #522 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Yonkers, NY

Folder #523 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Forrest Hills Tennis Courts, Long Is., NY

Folder #524 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: West Point

Folder #525 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Quarantine Island (Hoffman Is.), NY

Folder #526 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Greenwich, CT

Folder #527 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: State House, Boston, MA

Folder #528 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Harbor Hill Estate, Roslyn, NY

Folder #529 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Fort Menthrop, Governor's Is., NYC

Folder #530 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Great Neck, Long Is., NY

Folder #531 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Meadowbook, Old Westbury, NY

Folder #532 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Asbury Park, NJ

Folder #533 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Washington, D.C.

Folder #534 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Seagirt, NJ National Guard Camp

Folder #535 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Sag Harbor, NJ

Folder #536 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Sayville, NJ

Folder #537 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Coast Guard Station, NJ

Folder #538 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Ocean Grove, Jersey Shore

Folder #539 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Long Branch, NJ

Folder #540 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Manasquan, NJ

Folder #541 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Seabright, NJ

Folder #542 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: SS. Menchen on Fire

Folder #543 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Hotel Nassau, Jersey Shore

Folder #544 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Hotel Lido, Lido Beach, Long Is., NY

Folder #545 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Coney Island, NYC

Folder #546 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Hell Gate Bridge, NYC

Folder #547 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Statue of Liberty

Folder #548 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Manhattan

Folder #549 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Lower East Side, NYC

Folder #550 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Atlantic City, NJ

Folder #551 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Yankee Stadium, NYC

Folder #552 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: George Washington Bridge, NYC

Folder #553 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Duke University, Durham, NC

Folder #554 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Folder #555 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Valley Stream, Long Is., NY

Folder #556 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: South Hampton, Long Is., NY

Folder #557 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Airship Mooring Mast, Lakehurst, NJ

Folder #558 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: Arlington Nat'l Cemetary, Arlington, NJ

Folder #559 Curtiss Flying Svc Aerial: North Beach Airport, NYC

Folders of images of WWII Curtiss-Buffalo plant female employees for Mademoiselle Magazine Spread

Curtiss Photos Box 20

Wright First Motor

Folder #560 Army Air Corps Officers, Various Personages

Folder #561 Army Air Corps, Maj. Gen Frank M. Andrews

Folder #562 U.S. Navy, Adm. Patrick N.L. Bellinger

Folder #563 Braniff Air Lines, People Personalities

Folder #564 Army Air Corps, Brig. Gen. George H. Brett

Folder #565 U.S. Navy, Capt. A.L. Bristol

Folder #566 U.S. Navy, Rear Adm. Henry V. Butler

Folder #567 U.S. Navy, Adm. Richard E. Byrd

Folder #568 U.S. Coast Guard, Personnel, Stations, Engine Maintenance

Folder #569 Curtiss Wright, Glenn Curtiss

Folder #570 Army Air Corps, Brig. Gen. Herbert A. Dargue

Folder #571 Delta Airlines, People, Personalities, Scenes

Folder #572 Jimmy Doolittle

Folder #573 Eastern Air Lines, People

Folder #574 Army Air Corps, Maj. Gen. Delos C. Emmons

Folder #575 U.S. Navy, Adm. Aubrey Fitch

Folder #576 Frank Hawks

Folder #577 C.S. Jones

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Curtiss Corporate Document Boxes Early 20th Century   5.0 Linear feet  12, Five inch document boxes

Document Box 1: Early Curtiss Material – Legal Documents, 1910 to 1932

All of these documents were triple-folded and contained in expansion folders numbered and labeled by someone in the Legal Department. The numbers are not consecutive.

Folder #1 (Small Brown Envelope No. 6)

This envelope contains 28 assignments of patents to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation from the Curtiss Aeroplane Company and the Curtiss Motor Company. Most have multiple annotations made on the back sheet including file numbers and the amount of fees paid for recording the documents.

July 8, 1916: Assignment of patent 51,775 filed September 21,1915 by Henry Kleckler to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Kleckler on June 17,1916 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber S100, page 351 on July 18,1916. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 2 pages. (pencil #16/ink 2434).

March 21, 1917: Assignment of patent 876,717 of December 11, 1914 to The Curtiss Motor Company. Signed by Glenn Curtiss December 24, 1915 and recorded by the U.S. Patent Office on March 21, 1917 in Liber Z102 page 141. Attached to the document is U.S. Patent Office form 2-392 with seal and signature. 2 pages. (pencil #5/red file #2307)

March 22, 1917: Assignment of patent 135,492 for improvements in Design For Name Plate filed November 20, 1916 by Samuel T. Payne and John P. Tarbox to the Curtiss Motor Company. The document is signed by Payne and Tarbox on March 19, 1917 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber U102, page 146 on March 22 1917. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (no pencil #/ink file #2576).

May 2, 1917: Assignment of Patent 32654 for hydro-aero-machines filed June 7, 1915 by Glenn Curtiss to the Curtiss Motor Company. The document is signed by Curtiss on December 24, 1915 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber T,102, page 329 on May 2, 1917. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 2 pages. (pencil #9/red file #2402). October 15, 1917: Assignment of Patent 114532 for flying boat wing pontoon filed August 12, 1916 by Curtiss to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Glenn Curtiss on October 1, 1917 and notarized. . Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber F-103, page 220 on October 15,1917. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 2 pages. (pencil #11).

October 15, 1917: Assignment of Patent for a streamlined shock absorber filed October 27, 1916 by Nelson W. Dalton to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Dalton on October 27, 1916 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber B-103, page 271 on October 15,1917. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (pencil #17/ink 2621).

October 15, 1917: Assignment of Patent for Aeroplane Control Surfaces filed March 17, 1917 by Henry Kleckler to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Kleckler on March 1, 1917 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber J-103, page 286 on October 15,1917. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (pencil #18/ink 2701).

November 9, 1917: Assignment of Patent 88,094 for improvement in wing construction filed March 28,1916 by Henry Kleckler to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Kleckler on March 28, 1916 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber L-103, page 358 on November 9, 1917. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (pencil #19/ink 2477).

April 17, 1918: Assignment of 37 patents filed between June 23, 1910 (#568,425 for flying machines) and March 31, 1916 to from Curtiss Motor Company to Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Glenn Curtiss on October 9, 1916 and bears the embossed seal of the Curtiss Motor Company. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber Y-104 page 202 on April 17,1918. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 4 pages. (pencil #7).

May 8, 1918: Assignment of Patent 71942 for triplane flying boats filed January 11, 1916 from Glenn Curtiss to the Curtiss Motor Company. The document is signed by Curtiss and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber D-104, page 403 on May 8, 1918. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. ( no pencil #/ink 2450). November 13, 1918: Assignment of patent 88,095 for “improvement in Handling Truck for Flying Boats” by Henry Kleckler to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Kleckler on March 28, 1916 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber R 105, page 365 on November 13, 1918. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. ( no pencil #/ink 2451).

February 7, 1919: Assignment of patent 95,495 for “improvement in Pusher Hyroaeroplane (sic) from Paul G. Zimmermann and Henry Kleckler to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Zimmermann and Kleckler on May 2, 1916, and notarized. . Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber T 106, page 111 on February 7, 1919. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. ( no pencil #/ink 2453).

April 5, 1919: Assignment of Patent 98,336 for the improvement in the K-6 aeronautical motor by Charles B. Kirkham to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Kirkham on April 24, 1916, and notarized. . Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber D 106, page 478 on April5, 1919. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. ( no pencil #/ink 2471).

April 5, 1919: Assignment of the trademark registration number 109,977 dated April 25, 1916, from the Curtiss Aeroplane Company to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Glenn Curtiss on March 31, 1919, and is notarized. It bears the embossed seal of the Curtiss Aeroplane Company. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber B-106, page 443 on April 5, 1919. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 2 pages. (no pencil #/ink 2436).

April 5,1919: Assignment of patent for improvements in Aeronautical Motor by Charles B. Kirkham to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Kirkham on March 23, 1917, and notarized. . Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber D 106, page 483 on April 5, 1919. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (no pencil #/ink 2558).

April 5, 1919: Assignment of patent for improvements in Exhaust Muffler by Thomas S. Kemble to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Kemble on December 20,1916, and notarized. . Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber D 106, page 495 on April 5, 1919. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (no pencil #/ink 2590).

March 20, 1920: Assignment of a patent for Hydroairplane Landing Gear filed October 5, 1918 by William L. Gilmore and Joseph F. Meade to the Curtiss Engineering Corporation. The document is signed by Gilmore and Meade on October 5, 1918 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber W-109, page 393 on March 20, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (pencil #22/ink 2850).

March 20, 1920: Assignment of 226,848 for Patent for improvements in “Fighting Airplane” by William L. Gilmore to the Curtiss Engineering Corporation. The document is signed by Gilmore March 15, 1918 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber W-109, page 389 on March 20, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (pencil #25/ink 2825).

March 20, 1920: Assignment of 21 patents from the Curtiss Engineering Corporation to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document lists the patent number and name of the inventor, including Glenn Curtiss, W.L.Gilmore, J. G. Coffin, J. A. Christen, H. Kleckler, Carl Freund, and J. P. Tarbox. The document is signed by R. W. Moore, Treasurer of the Curtiss Engineering Corporation, on March 18,1920, and is notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber O-109, page 478 on March 20, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 2 pages. (pencil #23/ink 49635).

August 6, 1920: Assignment of Patent 138,633 for flying boat construction by Glenn Curtiss and Henry Kleckler to Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Curtiss and Kleckler on December 20, 1916 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber W110 page 444 on August 6, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 pages. (no pencil #/ink 2566). . October 2, 1920: Assignment of 16 patents issued between December 26, 1916 and February 19, 1918, from the Curtiss Motor Company to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. Two of the patents were issued to H. Kleckler. The document is signed by Curtiss on April 16, 1918 and bears the embossed seal of the Curtiss Motor Company. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber G110 page 188 on October 2, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 2 pages. (pencil #6).

October 22, 1920: Assignment of Patent 107,162 the improvement in the tripod flying boat by Glenn Curtiss to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Curtiss on June 16, 1916 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber O 111 page 252 on October 2, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (no pencil #/ink 2472).

December 16, 1920: Assignment of patent for improvement inPropeller Hub Construction by Albert F. Zahm to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Zahm on September 28, 1916 and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber P 111 page 447 on December 16, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (no pencil #/ink 2533). December 16, 1920: Assignment of patent 224,546 for improvement in Aeroplane filed March 20, 1918 by Nelson W. Dalton to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Dalton on May 24,1918, and notarized. Recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber A 111 page 454 on December 16, 1920. Form 2-392 with seal and signature is attached. 1 page. (no pencil #/ink 2594).

May 2, 1922: Assignment Patent filed April 29,1922, entitled “Method of Getting a Hydroaeroplane Off the Water into the Air” by Curtiss to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Curtiss on April 29,1922 and notarized. A stamp on the document indicates it was recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber Q116 page 43 on May 2, 1922. 1 pages. (pencil #13).

December 27, 1920: Assignment of patent 1,466,634 for “wing shedding means for Flying Boats” filed December 27, 1920, by John P. Tarbox to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The document is signed by Tarbox and notarized. It does not have a stamp or form showing it was recorded by the U.S. Patent Office. 1 page (no pencil #/ ink 2444A).

July 30, 1923: Assignment of Letters Patent from the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation to the Curtiss Assets Corporation. This transaction was part of a financial restructuring of the company that Clement Keys undertook to strengthen the company’s financial position. The 167 patents covered by the transfer were issued from December 5, 1911 to February 13, 1923. The document is signed by J. A. B. Smith, Secretary and Treasurer of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation and notarized. It was recorded by the U.S. Patent Office on July 30, 1923 in Liber T119 page 234. 5 pages. (pencil #3).

January 12, 1924: Assignment of 33 patents issued between March 11,1919 and February 13,1923, from the Curtiss Assets Corporation to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company. The document is signed by J. A.B. Smith, Secretary and Treasurer of the Curtiss Assets Corporation and notarized. It bears the embossed seal of the Curtiss Assets Corporation. A stamp on the document indicates it was recorded by the U.S. Patent Office in Liber B-121, page 167 on January 12, 1924. 3 pages. (pencil #24). .

Folder #2 (Brown Envelope No.21)

This contains unsigned copies of Certificates of Incorporation for the following firms:

July 30,1910 - Curtiss Exhibition Company: carbon copy of certificate that lists purpose for forming is “to make exhibition flights with aeroplane or aeroplanes and to compete for purses, prizes, medals or other awards.” The amount of capital stock is listed as $20,000 with principal place of business at Hammondsport. Glenn Curtiss, Monroe Wheeler, and Jerome S. Fanciulli are listed as Directors. 2 pages.

December 19,1911 -Curtiss Motor Company: typed copy of certificate that lists purpose for forming as the “manufacture, sale, lease, exchange and purchase of motorcycles, motors, gasoline motors, and other self propelling or horseless motors.. . manufacture, sale, use, lease and exchange of any and all parts that may or can be used in the manufacture of an aeroplane, hydroplane, or hydroaeroplane.” The amount of capital stock is listed as $600,000 with the principal place of business as “the Village of Hammondsport.” Monroe Wheeler, Jerome S. Fanciulli, G. Ray Hall, Philip B. Sawyer, and Samuel D. French are listed as Directors and subscribers. The original certificate was signed by those individuals and notarized December 23, 1911. 7 pages.

August 11, 1917 - Curtiss Engineering Corporation: a carbon copy of certificate that lists objects and purposes for forming as “to design, manufacture, buy, sell, deal in, operate or otherwise use machines, aeroplanes, hydroaeroplanes or other mechanical devices for aerial operation , flight or navigation of any and every kind and description and any future improvements or developments of the same.” The total number of shares authorized is 10,000 with principal place of business at No. 7 West Tenth Street, Wilmington, Delaware. The subscribers to the capital stock are listed as C. L. Rimlinger (8 shares), M. M. Clancy (1 share) and Clement M. Egner (1 share). The original document was signed by Rimlinger, Clancy, and Egner in the presence of Lawrence J. Broman. The document was notarized by Broman on August 13, 1917. Attached to this copy is a certificate signed by the Secretary of State of Delaware on August 13, 1917 and bearing the paper seal of the State certifying the above as a true and correct copy of the Certificate of Incorporation received and filed on August 13, 1917 at 9:00 A.M. 7 pages plus 1 page certificate. There is also an original letter from James E. Kepperly to C. M. Keys on The Willys-Overland Company letterhead stationary dated September 12, 1917, that transmits the copy for filing (1 page). There is a carbon copy of a letter from Kepperly to the Corporation Trust Company of New York dated September 12, 1917, requesting that all papers relating to the Curtiss Engineering Corporation be sent to Mr. Keys at 60 Broadway, New York(1 page-no signature).

Folder #3 (Brown Envelope No.34 Erie Finance Corporation Contract)

This contains a proposed financing plan for the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, circa August 1916, signed by Glenn Curtiss. On December 6, 1915 the British Admiralty gave to the Curtiss Aeroplane Company an order for $11,013,000 for airplanes and motors. This was apparently called the “Canada order”. Then on June 19, 1916, the Admiralty ordered the Curtiss Aeroplane Company to suspend all work then in progress on the Canada order. As Curtiss had been relying on the Admiralty for financing, this created an immediate financial need.

August 17,1916: Typed Plan and Contract between the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation and William Morris Imbrie & Co. (a New York securities firm); Berton, Griscom & Co.; Palmer & Co.; and the Erie Finance Corporation. The document is signed by Curtiss (with embossed company seal) and George F. Rand, Walter P. Cooke, and John L. Clawson as members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation on August 17, 1916. The document also has the signatures of representatives of the other firms. The document notes that the cancellation of the contract of December 6, 1915 by the Admiralty “has somewhat impaired the credit and embarrassed the business of the Curtis Aeroplane Company and the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation” putting them in need of “immediate temporary financial aid.” The plan and contract provides the details of a complicated financing proposal that includes a payment by the Admiralty of 60% of the amount due under a cancellation option in the “Canada Order,” issuance of a $5,000,000 bond (ten years at 6%) by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation with the Erie Finance Corporation taking $2,000,000, Curtiss taking $500,000, and $500,000 taken jointly by William Morris Imbrie & Company, Bertron, Griscom and Company, and Palmer & Company. (6 pages plus back cover). --Attached to the contract is a carbon copy of a document on William Morris Imbrie company letterhead stationary states “not withstanding” an agreement between the Admiralty and “Mr. McDonald”, dated September 21, 1916, the Bankers Plan and Agreement of August 17, 1916 is “in full force and effect.” This document is signed by Curtiss and representatives of the other firms. --Also attached to the contract is a carbon copy (“2nd Duplicate Copy”) of the Contract of Cancellation signed December 15, 1916 (see below). This copy contains the signatures of Curtiss and the representatives of the other firms. (3 pages plus back cover).

December 15,1916: A carbon copy (“duplicate original”) of the Contract of Cancellation of the contract of August 17,1916. It is signed on December 15, 1916, by Glenn Curtiss as President of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation (with embossed seal of the company) and officials of William Morris Imbrie & Co.; Bertron, Griscom & Co.;Palmer & Co.; and Erie Finance Corporation. (3 pages and back cover).

Folder #4 (Small Brown Envelope No. 96)

This contains papers relating to the sale of various properties in Hammondsport, New York. Most of the documents were triple folded in envelopes with typed file numbers (78-1 to 78-10). The envelopes have a printed return address of “Curtis Aeroplane & Motor Corporation, 2000 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo,N.Y.”

Folder #5 Envelope 78-1: “Deed (Warranty) Glenn H. & Lena P. Curtiss to Curtiss Motor Co., Dated December 19, 1911.” The envelope contains a printed Warranty Deed form dated December 19, 1911, from Glenn and Lena Curtiss to the Curtiss Motor Company conveying land in Hammondsport, signed by Glenn and Lena Curtiss. Mentions “same premises conveyed to Augustus M. Herring by Glenn H. Curtiss and wife by deed bearing date of March 15, 1909.” The deed was notarized in San Diego on December 19,1911, and attached to it is certificate issued by the County Clerk of San Diego County and bearing the paper seal of the county attesting to the validity of the signatures. The deed was recorded in Steuben County on December 21, 1915, in Book 342 at page 122. The deed has been stamped in the upper right corner “DOCUMENT FILE No.78-1.” 2 pages and back cover.

Folder # 6 Envelope 78-2 (also marked in orange as “96” and in red as “23”): Deed (corporation) dated November 22, 1912, from Marvel Motorcycle Company to Lena Curtiss, granting a plot of land along the west line of what was “the Herring-Curtiss Company property.” The deed is signed by signed by Glenn Curtiss as President of the Marvel Motorcycle Company and bears the embossed seal of the company. The deed was notarized in Steuben County on November 22, 1912 and recorded December 2, 1912 in Book 326 at page 105. The deed has been stamped in the upper right corner “DOCUMENT FILE No.78-2.” 3 pages and back cover.

(Envelope 78-3: Doesn’t exist)

Folder #7 Envelope 78-4 (also marked in orange as “96”): Deed (warranty) from Monroe and Emma G. Wheeler to the Curtis Motor Company dated December 4, 1914. The envelope contains a printed Warranty Deed form signed by both Monroe and Emma Wheeler and notarized on December 4, 1914. The deed was recorded in Steuben County on December 21, 1915 in Book 340 at page 487. The Curtiss Motor Company paid $246.35 for a parcel of land in the village of Hammondsport known as “The Old Place” formerly owned by Grattan H. Wheeler. The deed has been stamped in the upper right corner “DOCUMENT FILE No.78-4.” 2 pages and back cover.

Folder #8 Envelope 78-5: Deed (full covenant) from Joseph C. Friedell and his wife Georgiana to the Curtis Motor Company dated April 17, 1915. The envelope contains a printed deed form signed by both Joseph C. and Georgiana Friedell and notarized on May 3, 1915. The deed was recorded in Steuben County on May 13, 1915 in Book 337 at page 68. The Corporation paid $1.00 for a parcel of land in the village of Hammondsport. The Friedell’s reserved the right to “fruit from a certain apple tree now growing on said premises…for so long a time as said tree shall live.” The deed has been stamped in the upper right corner “DOCUMENT FILE No.78-5.” 2 pages.

Folder #9 Envelope 78-6 (also marked in red as “17”): Deed dated January 15, 1916 assigning five parcels of land in Hammondsport from the Curtiss Motor Company to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The Corporation paid $69,215 for the parcels which are described in detail with specific reservations. The deed is signed by Glenn H. Curtiss as President of the Curtiss Motor Company and bears the company’s embossed seal. The document also contains four U.S. Internal Revenue stamps and a certificate issued by the Clerk of the Supreme and County Courts for Erie County that also bears a revenue stamp. The deed was notarized on January 15, 1916 and bears the signature of G. R. Hall, Secretary of the Company as witness. The deed was recorded in Steuben County on January 28,1916 in Book 342 at page 344. 7 pages plus certificate plus back cover.

Folder #10 Envelope 78-7: (also marked in red as “19”): Deed (full covenant) from Joseph C. Friedell and his wife Georgiana to the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation dated April 17, 1915 (this appears to be an error). The envelope contains a printed deed form signed by both Joseph C. and Georgiana Friedell and notarized on May 5, 1917. The deed was recorded in Steuben County on May 16, 1917 in Book 337 at page 306. The Corporation paid $1.00 for a parcel of land in the village of Hammondsport. The deed has been stamped in the upper right corner “DOCUMENT FILE No.78-7.” 2 pages.

Folder #11 Envelope 78-8 (marked in orange as “96” but the document is marked 78-8): The envelope is marked “Home Building Company,1116 Shares Stock Cancelled Notes, Deed Transfer from Curtiss to Home Bldg. Co., and maps of property.” The envelope contains a carbon copy of a deed (4 pages) dated August 27, 1917 conveying a parcel of land in Hammondsport from the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation to the Home Building Company of Hammondsport. The original document was signed by W. A. Morgan as Vice President of the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation and notarized in Erie County on August 29, 1917. Attached to the document is a certificate signed by the Clerk of the Erie County Court on September 6, 1917 and bearing the county’s paper seal attesting to the authenticity of the notary’s signature. Also attached to the copy is a plat map (ink on white paper, 10 x 20, folded) showing plots sold. The envelop also contains a blue print of a portion of the map. The envelope also contains two promissory notes signed by the President of the Home Building Co. Inc for $1500 (January 11, 1918) and $5700 (November 29, 1918) payable to the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. The backs of the notes have been annotated to show payments made between 1918 and 1926 and bear U. S. Internal Revenue Service Document stamps.

(Envelope 78-9: Doesn’t exist.)

Folder #12 August 17 and 18, 1915: Red ink and pencil on white paper (22 x 17) titled “Map of Curtis Motor Works, Addition to Hammondsport as Surveyed by H. G. Skinner, Jr., August 17 and 18, 1915. The map is also marked as “Survey Nichols-Curtiss Plat” with a red “22” in addition to the 78-10 marking. Scale is 1 in = 50 ft. The map contains lot numbers and dimensions. (folded with breaks along fold lines). There is also a hand-written description (1 page) of Lots 1 and 2 of the addition surveyed by Skinner.

Folder #13 January 15,1917: Pencil on velum titled “Buildings of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, Hammondsport, N.Y., C. E. L. 1-15-17 and W.B. R. 8-1-17.” The map shows each building with dimensions, building number, and total area. The map states “total area of floor space of ground floor & Basements shown on this sheet 64,149 sq. ft. Total Area 94,861 sq. ft.” (folded with some breaks along fold lines and edges).

Folder #14 “Map of Hammondsport property Made in 1919” (also is marked in orange “96”) The envelope marked “Map of Hammondsport Property” Blueprint (48 x 35) of a map titled “Hammondsport Property of the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corp, Surveyed and Sketched from Available Data, March, 1919. J. W. Forse,-Sec., Traced by E. V. Schaal, scale 1 in = 32 ft.” The map includes data about 18 deeds for six parcels of land totaling 6.9360 acres. Names of former owners are shown. (folded with breaks along fold lines).

Folder #15 The Miscellaneous correspondence envelope contains: --July 28, 1915: Original typed letter (1 page) from Fred W. Hastings (attorney) to G. Ray Hall (Secretary-Treasurer) at Hammondsport enclosing contracts for purchase of five acres and requesting the company seal be affixed. Attached is a copy of Hall’s reply of July 29 (1 page) returning on copy with seal affixed. --August 20, 1915: Original typed letter (1 page) from Hastings to Hall enclosing contract between Stephen S. Read (Special Guardian for the children of Kate N. Cushing) to satisfy requirement for protecting the childrens’ interests in the sale of five acres. Attached is a copy of Hall’s reply on August 21( page)returning the signed contract. --August 30, 1915: Original typed letter (2 pages) from Hastings to Hall reporting all papers ready for transfer of six acres to the Curtis Motor Company and requesting instructions. Attached is a copy of Hall’s reply on September 1 requesting that all papers be sent directly to Judge Wheeler. --September 10,1915: Original typed letter (1 page on Curtiss Motors letterhead)) from G. R. Hall to Monroe Wheeler enclosing original survey of the Nichols Plot done by H.G. Skinner and requesting that deeds be prepared for Lots 5, 10,13, and 14. --September 12, 1915: Carbon copy of letter (1 page) from Wheeler to Hall acknowledging receipt of survey and reporting that an examination of the Abstract of Title shows two deeds yet to be made. --September 24, 1915: Carbon copy of letter (1 page) from Wheeler to Hall enclosing deeds from the Curtiss Motor Company to Jacob and Matilda Bolton and requesting that they be executed by a company official. --September 25, 1915: Original typed letter (1 page on Curtiss Motors letterhead) from Hall to Wheeler requesting a deed for Lot 15 sold to Spencer Bailey. --September 20, 1923: Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Walter S. Drew (attorney in Hammondsport) to Fred A. Robins (representing the Curtiss interests) informing him of a foreclosure action begun in favor of Jules Crance against Maurice A. Hoyt and others. The property in question is a house and lot on Lake Street in the village of Hammondsport conveyed to the Curtiss Motor Company on September 10, 1914. This letter is stamped “DOCUMENT FILE No.78 which is crossed and marked in red “96.” --September 24, 1923: Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Robbins to Glen H. Curtiss enclosing the letter of September 20 from Drew. Robbins requests instructions on how to proceed. --September 26, 1923: Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from J. A. P. Smith (Secretary and Treasurer) to C. W. Cuthell enclosing the two letters above, a deed from Hoyt (78-3), and a release from the Bank of Hammondsport (78-9) and requesting that Cuthell communicate with Drew.

Folder #16 Envelope 78-11: Certified copy (2 pages) made March 12, 1919 of Deed from Lena P. Curtiss to Curtiss Motor Company dated January 18, 1913. The deed covers the same property covered by a mortgage made by the Marvel Motorcycle Company to Lena P. Curtiss on March 7, 1910. The original was signed by Lena P. Curtiss and notarized in San Diego on January 27, 1913 and recorded by the Clerk of the San Diego County Court on February 11, 1913 in Book 326 at page 275. Attached is a certificate of accuracy signed by the Clerk of the Court in Steuben County, New York on March 12,1919 that bears the embossed seal of the county.

Folder #17 Envelope with no number (printed return address of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, Buffalo,N.Y.): Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Geroge S. Lapp, Treasurer, to Cuthell, Hotchkiss, and Mills dated January 27, 1932. The letter mentions encloses 5 documents (Not there) “in connection with the Seely Matter.” The letter is marked in orange “Copy” and “Envelope 96.”

Folder #18 Envelope with no number but document marked 78-12 (Printed return address of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York) marked “Benham Option.” The envelope contains a typed option (1 page) to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation of Buffalo to purchase two parcels of land in Urbana, New York. The document is signed by L. J. Benham and Mary E. Benham on March 15, 1919 and signed again on May 15, 1915 to extend the option to August 15, 1919.Attached to the document is a typed extension to November 15 (1 page) signed by both Benhams on August 15, 1919 and a second extension ( 1 page) to February 15, 1920 signed on November 15, 1919.

Folder #19 March 15, 1922: An original agreement between Russia and the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in which Russia agrees not to “commence an action” against the Company for $1,050,000 it claims it is owed for “breaches of contracts” for purchase of Flying Boats and “other Air Craft material” in 1914, 1915, and 1916. The Curtiss Aeroplane Company agrees not to present any claim against Russia “until after the expiration of two (2) years after the Government of Russia recognizes and accords full honor in Russia to passports issued by the Government of the United States to American citizens desiring to travel in Russia in connection with ordinary commercial enterprises.” The agreement specifies that “nothing herein shall be construed as a submission on the part of Russia to the jurisdiction of any court to determine any claim which may be made against Russia by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company.” The agreement is signed by Boris A. Bakmeteff as “Ambassador E. and P.” in the presence of V. Poretzky, Acting Secretary of the Russian Embassy.” The document bears the paper seal of Russian Ambassador and what may be a pencil signature of Glenn Curtiss for the Curtiss Aeroplane Company and C. M. Keys as President of the Curtiss Aeroplane& Motor Corporation. The document was notarized April 12, 1922. 6 pages plus back cover. Note: See “Broken Wings: The Curtiss Aeroplane Company, K-Boats, and the Russian Navy, 1914-1916” by Timothy Wilson ( The Journal of Military History, vol 66, No. 4, October, 2002) for information on the transactions between Curtiss and the Russian government.

Folder #20 File folder: labeled “Glenn Curtiss Original Patent Application #103301” and “Original Patent #1,203,350” and “Original Patent 1,142,754.”

--A certified negative photostatic copy of from the records of the United States Patent Office of the Original Specification, Papers 3, 4, 6, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26, and Notice of Allowance and Drawings in the matter of the application of Glenn H. Curtiss filed June 12, 1916 for serial number 103,301 for “Improvement in Machine Supported Jointly by Air and Water while at Speed on the Water” made November 12, 1919. The copies are certified with U. S. Patent Office Form 2-390 signed by the Acting Commissioner of Patents with ribbon and seal and Department of Interior for 1-483 signed by the Assistant Secretary of Interior with ribbon and seal and with Department of State form signed by Robert Lansing on November 21, 1919 with ribbon and seal of the Department of State. The reverse of the State Department form is signed by the Italian Consul in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 1919. (47 pages).

File Folder Labeled Glenn Curtiss Patent 1,142754:--A certified negative photostatic copy of from the records of the United States Patent Office of the File Wrapper and Contents and Drawings as allowed in the matter of the Letters Patent of Glenn H. Curtiss Number 1,142,754 granted June 8, 1915 for Improvement in Flying Boats. The copies are certified with U. S. Patent Office Form 2-390 signed by the Acting Commissioner of Patents with ribbon and seal and Department of Interior for 1-483 signed by the Assistant Secretary of Interior with ribbon and seal and with Department of State form signed by Robert Lansing on November 21, 1919 with ribbon and seal of the Department of State. The reverse of the State Department form is signed by the Italian Consul in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 1919. (134 pages).

Folder #21 File folder: labeled “Glenn Curtiss Patent #645,340 8/22/11.” A certified negative photostatic copy of from the records of the United States Patent Office of the Original Specification, Papers 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 32, 33, and 34 and Drawings in the matter of the Pending Application of Glenn H. Curtiss filed August 22, 1911 Serial Number 645,340 for Improvement in Flying Machines. The copies are certified with U. S. Patent Office Form 2-390 signed November 12, 1919 by the Acting Commissioner of Patents with ribbon and seal and Department of Interior for 1-483 signed by the Assistant Secretary of Interior with ribbon and seal and with Department of State form signed by Robert Lansing on November 21, 1919 with ribbon and seal of the Department of State. The reverse of the State Department form is signed by the Italian Consul in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 1919. (111 pages).

Documents not in separate envelopes: Correspondence relating to the Hammondsport Loan Association. The correspondence has been stamped “DOCUMENT FILE No. 237.” --February 13, 1918: original letter (1 page) from C.M. Keys to B. A. Guy relating to continuing business with the Hammondsport Loan Association and recommending “please have a heart dealing with these little people.” Attached to the letter are a hand-written list (1 page) of the Hammondsport Loan Association’s assets and cash on hand and hand-written note (1 page) about transaction of the Association. --February 18, 1918: Carbon copy of a letter (2 pages) from Guy to Keys explaining that the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation subscribed to 1000 shares of the Association and formed the Home Building Company to build houses for employees. Guy states the investment in the Association was a “foolish venture” and he intends to demand repayment of the stock subscription. --February 20, 1918: Original letter (1 page) from Keys to Guy in which Keys states the suggestion that Glenn Curtiss should be personally responsible for the subscription is “pure nonsense” and the Corporation should assume any commitments made by Curtiss. --February 26, 1918: Original letter (1 page) from J. S. Hubbs to Guy complaining of “graft of the insiders notably Curtiss Co.,” and expressing no faith in “the majority crowd who control the Loan Association.” --March 1, 1918: Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Guy to “The Finance Committee” that refers to the Hubbs letter and a request to reconsider withdrawal from the Savings and Loan Association. --March 13, 1918: Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Guy to George W. Fay, President of the Hammondsport Savings and Loan Association informing him that “after careful consideration” the request for withdrawal of funds stands and payment is expected “as soon as you can under the law.”

November, 1919: An unsigned and undated carbon copy of a deed (2 pages) from the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation to the Keuka Knitting Mills of a parcel of land in Hammondsport for #3,500.

Correspondence relating to “Bids on Sale of Hammondsport Property (marked in red as “64”): -- November 19, 1919: Original but unsigned letter from Charles H. Manly to “Mr. (W. W.) Mountain” of the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation reporting on an inspection of the condition of the buildings, equipment, and material at the Hammondsport plant.” The report contains detailed information about the condition and value of all property and equipment and recommends a minimum terms of sale of $50,000. Attached to the letter is a detailed inventory of property in each building. (total 10 pages). --November 24, 1919: A signed carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Edward H. Altman (Plant and Equipment Broker in Buffalo) to W. W. Mountain acknowledging that his offer of November 17 of $45,000 has not be accepted. Altman states that “if this matter is still open and your company is now in apposition to negotiate for the sale of your entire Hammondsport outfit” he would like to come to New York “and close with you.” --November 25, 1919: Original letter (1 page) from L.J. Seely to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation offering to buy the property for $55,000 “for the place as it stands.” --December 1, 1919: Original letter (1 page) from Edward H. Altman (Plant and Equipment Broker in Buffalo) to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation offering to buy all the land, buildings, machinery, and equipment in the Hammondsport plant for $55,000. The letter is annotated in red with “Return to file in safe.” Attached to the letter is a carbon copy of the Corporations request for bids on the plant (1 page).

Document in no Envelope:

-- a certified printed copy of the Specifications and Drawings in the matter of Letters Patent of Glenn H. Curtiss, Assignor to Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation number 1,203,550 granted October 31, 1916 for “Improvement in Hydroaeroplanes.” The copy is certified with U. S. Patent Office form 2-390 signed by the Acting Commissioner of Patents with ribbon and seal on October 1, 1919. (10 pages).

Folder: Copy of letter from Charles F. Willard to Glenn H. Curtiss dated January 3, 1915 resigning as “Aeronautical Engineer” immediately. The letter is annotated “Resignation not accepted – what’s the trouble?” and signed by Curtiss. The copy was found in the Hatfield collection but not an original of the letter.

Document Box 2 Patents. 1911- 1929

Folder #1 File Curtiss Assets Corporation and Ford Motor Company: A signed copy of a stipulation filed September 17, 1931, in The United States District Court for the District of Delaware in Curtiss Assets Corporation vs Ford Motor Company, Equity No. 781.The parties stipulate that photostats of prints will be received in evidence as correctly illustrating the construction of airplanes 4AT-51 and 5-AT-C-S by Ford Motor Company. The stipulation includes a list of 20 drawings, photostats of the drawings, and two photographs of frame construction. The stipulation (2 pages plus back cover) is signed by the lawyers for both the Plaintiff and Defendant. There is also a signed copy of a Notice to parties listing the patent claims on which the plaintiff will rely filed September 17, 1931 (2 pages plus back cover). [moved from Box TY3]

The following folders contain printed patents issued by the United States Patent Office that include photo-lithographs of diagrams attached to the patent applications and signed by the inventor. All of the patents are stamped as “rec’d March 13, 1919, C. A. & M. Corp’n, Patent Department.” There is also a pencil notation “In Ford Suit Eq. (equity) 781.” Some are marked “In Amer Aero Suit Eq (equity) 5349.”There are copies of the following patents: Folder #2 1,010,842: Frederick W. Baldwin for Flying Machine, December 5, 1911 (2 copies) Folder #3 1,011,106: Alexander Graham Bell for Flying Machine, December 5, 1911 (5 copies) Folder #4 1,085,575: Glenn Curtiss for Controlling Mechanism for Flying Machines and the Like, January 27, 1914 (2 copies) Folder #5 1,122,348: Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright for Flying Machine, December 29, 1914 & 1,142,754: Glenn Curtiss for Flying-Boat, June 8, 1915 (2 copies) Folder #6 1,170,965: Glenn Curtiss for Hydroaeroplane, February 8, 1916 & 1,195,142: Henry Kleckler for Fuselage for Aeroplanes, August 15, 1916 (4 copies) Folder #7 1,203,550: Glenn Curtiss for Hydroaeroplane, October 31, 1916 (5 copies) Folder #8 1,223,316: Glenn Curtiss for Multiple-Control System for Prime Movers, April 17, 1917 (3 copies) & 1,223,320: Glenn Curtiss for Multiple-Step Flying Boat, April 17, 1917 (2 copies)& 1,228,381: Glenn Curtiss for Hydro_aero Machine, May 29, 1917 (2 copies) Folder #9 1,246,016: Glenn Curtiss for Flying Boat, November 6, 1917 & 1,246,017: Glenn Curtiss for Boat-Type Wing-Pontoon, November 6, 1917 & 1,246,020: Glenn Curtiss for Landing_Gear for Aircraft, November 6, 1917 & 1,246,021: Nelson W. Dalton for Streamlined Shock-Absorber, November 6, 1917 Folder #10 1,246,024: Henry Kleckler for Aeroplane Furniture, November 6, 1917 (2 copies) & 1,246,027: Henry Kleckler for Aeroplane Control Surface, November 6, 1917 (4 copies) Folder #11 1,290,235: Henry Kleckler for Triplane, January 7, 1919 & 1,291,678: Henry Kleckler for Wing Construction, January 14, 1919 (2 copies) & 1,294,477: Henry Kleckler for Tail-Skid for Aeroplanes, February 18, 1919 Folder #12 1,296,730: Paul G. Zimmermann and Henry Kleckler for Pusher-Hydroaeroplane, March 11, 1919 (2 copies) Folder #13 1,311,129: Henry Kleckler for Control System, July 22, 1919 (2 copies) & 1,316,278: Glenn Curtiss for Triplane Speed-Scout, September 16, 1919 (3 copies) & 1,316,279: Glenn Curtiss for Speed Scout-Aeroplane, September 16, 1919 Folder #14 1,329,342: Henry Kleckler for Aeroplane Construction, January 27, 1920 (2 copies) & 1,336,632: Henry Kleckler for Aeroplane Control Mechanism, April 13, 1920(2 copies) Folder #15 1,357,992: Thomas S. Kemble for Exhaust-Muffler, November 9, 1920 (3 copies) & 1,368,549: Glenn Curtiss for Airplane Construction, February 15, 1921 & 1,382,421: William L. Gilmore and Joseph F. Meade for Hydroaeroplane Landing-Gear (3 copies) Folder #16 1,392,272: Glenn Curtiss for Airplane Landing-Gear, September 27, 1921 & 1,420,609: Glenn Curtiss for Hydroaeroplane, June 20, 1922 (3 copies) & 1,420,610: Glenn Curtiss for Method of Getting a Hydroaeroplane Off the Water Into the Air, June 20, 1922 (4 copies) Folder #17 1,445,135: William L. Gilmore for Fighting Airplane, February 13, 1923 (4 copies) & 1,707,830: William Wait, Jr. for Exhaust Muffler for Radial-Cylinder Engines of Aircraft, April 2, 1929 (2 copies)

Folder #18 Brown Envelope with no number-Marked in black ink as “A” and “Letter Patents” and “Lists of all Curtiss patents from beginning through 1919 with copy of some actual patents.”

The envelope contains printed patents issued by the United States Patent Office that include photo-lithographs of diagrams attached to the patent applications and signed by the inventor. All of the patents are stamped with “DOCUMENT FILE No. 221 and an orange “99.” They are also stamped as “rec’d March 13, 1919, C. A. & M. Corp’n, Patent Department.” The envelope contains the following patents:

1,289,683: Glenn Curtiss for Flying Boat, December 31, 1918. (4 pages) 1,290,004: P. G. Zimmerman for Aeroplane-Fitting, December 31, 1918. (2 pages) 1,290,005: P. G.Zimmerman for Fuselage cover, December 31,1918. (4 pages) 1,290,102: N. W. Dalton for Landing-Gear Construction, January 7, 1919. (2 pages) 1,290,235: Henry Klecker for Triplane, January 7, 1919. (5 pages) 1,290,236: Henry Kleckler for Tailskids for Aeroplanes, January 7, 1919. (2 pages) 1,290,237: Henry Kleckler for Engine Bed Mounting,January 7, 1919. (4 pages) 1,290,838: Henry Kleckler for Aeroplane Construction, January 7, 1919. (6 pages) 1,294,389: W.S. Burgess for Hydroaeromachine Februay 18, 1919. (4 pages) 1,294, 412: Glenn Curtiss for Twin Fuselage construction, February 18, 1919. (4 pages) 1,294,413: Glenn Curtiss for Autoplane, February 18, 1919. (7 pages) 1,294,414: Glenn Curtiss and William Gilmore Hull for Flying Boats, February 18, 1919. (6 pages) 1,294,415: Glenn Curtiss and William Gilmore Flying Boat, February 18, 1919. 1,294,474: Charles Kirkham, for Motor Cooling System, February 18, 1919. (4 pages) 1,294,475: Charles B.Kirkham for Exhaust Manifold, February 18,1919. (2 pages) 1,294,476: Henry Kleckler for Duplex V-Strut Landing Gear, February 18,1919. (5 pages) 1,294,477: Henry Kleckler for Tail Skid for Aeroplanes, February 18,1919. (4 pages) 1,295,084: Glenn Curtiss for Aeroplane Construction, February 18,1919. (2 pages)

Folder #19 The envelope also contains original letters on Curtiss Engineering Corporation letterhead that include lists of patents. --January 3, 1917: Original letter (2 pages) from J.P. Tarbox to B. A. Guy enclosing a complete list of patent properties and patent applications. Attached is a carbon copy of a list (15 pages) Issued United States Patents (50), Issued Canadian Patents (4), Issued Foreign Patents Excluding Canadian (17),Issued U.S. Design Patents (2), Registered U.S. Trademarks (2), Allowed United States Patent Applications (4),Allowed Foreign Patent Applications-Patents Withheld (4), Pending United States Patent Applications (134), Pending Canadian Patent Applications (12), Pending Foreign Patent Applications Excluding Canadian (19), Design Applications Pending (4), Forfeited United States Patent Applications (2), Abandoned United States Patent Applications (1),Forfeited Foreign Patents (5), Patent Cases to be filed (87),Design Applications Docketed (7), and Trade Mark Cases Docketed (1). The information given for each patent includes number, title, date, and name of inventor.

--January 5, 1918: Original letter (1 page) from J.P. Tarbox to William M. Morgan, General Manager, enclosing a list of patents. Attached is a carbon copy of a list (4 pages) dated December 17, 1917 of patents issued during November. The information given for each patent includes number, date issued, title, name of inventor, a description of what is covered, and often remarks about “claims.”

--July 18, 1918: Original letter (1 page) from J. P. Tarbox to J. A. Kepperley, Vice President, reporting the issuance of patent 1,271,386 on July 2, 1918. Tarbox also reports that four applications “have been allowed but are withheld from issue during the period of the war.”

--November 19,1918: Original letter (2 pages) from Tarbox to Kepperley reporting the issuance of U. S. and foreign patents. The letter lists four U.S., seven Canadian, and one Australian patent. The letter contains the patent number, title, name of inventor, and date of issue of each patent.

--December 5,1918: Original letter (1 page) from Tarbox to Kepperley reporting the issuance of six U.S., 1 British, and one Australian patent. The letter contains the patent number, title, name of inventor, and date of issue of each patent.

--January 25, 1919: Original letter from Tarbox to Kepperley reporting the issuance of nine U.S. and three Canadian patents. The letter contains the patent number, title, name of inventor, and date of issue of each patent.

--March 13, 1919: Original letter (1 page) Chester H. Braselton to Kepperley reporting the issuance of ten patents. The letter contains the patent number, title, name of inventor, and date of issue of each patent.

--March 15, 1919: Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from the Vice President and General Manager to Braselton acknowledging receipt of the letter of March 13, 1919.

--April 16,1919: Original letter (1 page) from Charles H. Keel to Kepperley reporting the issuance of 12 patents during March. The letter contains the patent number, title, name of inventor, and date of issue of each patent.

Document Box 3 Curtiss Documents, 1921 to 1931.

Folder #1 Brown “Grip” File Folder marked “Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation vs. Handley Page, Ltd. et. al, Equity No. 20-146, Contempt Proceedings”: The folder contains copies of orders, affidavits of service, stipulations, and other documents filed in January, 1930 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in Equity Case No. 20-146.The file folder has been annotated in ink with a list of documents that includes an order to show cause why the Handley Page, Limited, the Aircraft Disposal Company Limited, and William H. Workman should not be punished for contempt for violation of a perpetual injunction issued July 14, 1921. That injunction related to infringement of seven patents owned by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation resulting from the shipment of Handley Page type 0-400 plane (marked G-AACN and HP) to William H. Workman at Mitchel Field during the month of May, 1920 to compete for the Daniel Guggenheim Foundation Safe Aircraft Competition prize. The file includes depositions by Charles H. Day (with diagrams of fuel tanks and lists of parts); Frank N. Waterman; Robert R. Osborn; William E. Valk, Jr.; Arthur S. Browne (with diagrams of fuel tanks); Major James H. Cordes; Theodore P. Wright; Frank H. Russell. Exhibits in the file include photostatic copies of correspondence between Frank H. Russell, Vice President of Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Company, and F. Handley Page in 1929 about patent infringement. There are also four photographs of the aircraft The parties settled on January 20, 1930, with Handley Page agreeing to pay $500 for a license for patent 1,296,730 and promptly shipping the plane out of the United States.

The file also includes a copy of a Final Consent Decree issued in March, 1931 by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York inequity case No. 4608 relating to an infringement by Curtiss on Frederick Handley Page patents 1,353,666 and 1,427,012 in the construction of the Curtiss “Tanager” which took part in the Daniel Guggenheim International Safe Aircraft Competitionin1929. (3 pages plus back cover).

Folder #2 File US vs. Curtiss Aeroplane Company-Statements of Witnesses: The original file folder is marked in pencil “Original Statements of witnesses except Utgoff (Johnson statement is Ex Z for Iden on his deposition.” This file contains:

--n.d. (probably1921): An original unsigned typed transcript of a statement (7 pages) by Glenn H. Curtiss about the sale of flying boats and motors to the Russian Navy. Curtiss contends that delays were “due to the various obstacles that were encountered in Russia because of the failure of the Russians to provide adequate facilities” and that “thefts of tools and supplies were committed by the Russian sailors.” Curtiss insists that “The K boat, as constructed and shipped to Russia, was a thoroughly workable and practical flying boat.”

--n.d. (probably 1921): An original unsigned “1st draft” of a transcript of a statement (4 pages with page 1 missing) by Walter E. Johnson about his activities as a test pilot of model K flying boats sold to the Russian Navy. This statement matches the statement quoted in Curtiss: The Hammondsport Era, 1907-1915 by Louis S. Casey.

--n.d. (probably1921): Hand-written notes in pencil (3 pages) probably made in connection with statements by Curtiss employees about the sale of flying boats and motors to the Russian Navy. The notes mention “oil trouble,” “propellers,” “magneto trouble,” and “Ochs Jail.” The notes include the statement “War machines-built light for speed- required careful handling. Russians not careful.”

--n.d. (probably 1921): A map hand-drawn in pencil of the area around “Sevastopol.” The map shows an “Aviation Park,” a “Depot,” “Forts,” “the Black Sea,” and “Round Bay.”

--February 21,1921: One typed transcript of a statement (10 pages) by Victor V. Utgoff, an officer in the Russian Navy who test flew Curtiss type K flying boats. Utgoff gives a detailed description of his activities, the method of placing orders with the Curtiss Company, and the delivery and testing of the boats. Several annotations have been made in ink on the document and each page is signed by Utgoff. Attached to the document is a statement (1 page) signed by James F. Brown, a Notary Public for New York County, that the document is a correct transcript of Utgoff’s statement.

--March 9, 1921: One typed transcript of a statement (7 pages) by Charles C. Witmer about his activities in connection with the sale of flying boats to the Russian Navy. Several annotations have been made in ink on the document and each page is signed by Witmer. Attached to the document is a statement (1 page) signed by James F. Brown, a Notary Public for New York County, that the document is a correct transcript of Witmer’s statement.

--March 16, 1921: One typed transcript of a statement (6 pages) by William Batcher about his activities in connection with the sale of flying boats to the Russian Navy. Several annotations have been made in ink on the document and each page is signed by Witmer. Attached to the document is a statement (1 page) signed by John R. Donnelly, a Notary Public for New York County, that the document is a correct transcript of Batcher’s statement.

--March 16, 1921: One typed transcript of a statement (5 pages) by Joseph S. Bennett about his activities in connection with the sale of flying boats to the Russian Navy. Several annotations have been made in ink on the document and each page is signed by Bennett. Attached to the document is a statement (1 page) signed by James F. Brown, a Notary Public for New York County, that the document is a correct transcript of Bennett’s statement. There is also one complete (6 pages) and one incomplete (3 pages) of the transcript.

--April 19, 1921 (?): One typed “Memorandum of Conference With Mr. Ochs” (5 pages each ) and three copies of a typed transcript of the same document (4 pages each). The document describes a meeting between Ochs and C. M. Keys and APM (?) to “go over the Russian claim.” Mr. Ochs explains in detail the “manner of entering into the contracts” with the Russians and states the Curtiss company owes him “in the neighborhood of fifteen or twenty thousand dollars.” Ochs also states he was arrested by the Russians in the falloff 1915 “on the ground that he was an international spy” and that “there were certain Russians who were not anxious to see the Curtiss work proceed.”

--May 10, 1921: One typed and signed and one unsigned copy of a transcript of a statement by James L. Ferris (6 pages each ) about his activities in connection with the sale of flying boats and motors to the Russian Navy. Attached to the document is a statement (1 page) signed by Joseph G.Vickers, a Notary Public for New York County, that the document is a correct transcript of Ferris’s statement.

Folder #3 File on Letters Patent 1,246,021: A negative photstatic copy of “the file wrapper and contents, in the matter of the Letters of Patent of Nelson W. Dalton, Assigner to the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, Number 1,246,021 Granted November 6, 1917, for Improvement in Streamlined Shock-Absorbers.” The copies of documents are attached with ribbon to a United States Patent Office form (390) signed by the Commissioner of Patents on May 15, 1931, and bearing the paper seal of the Patent Office. The documents include the original Petition of October 27, 1916,oath of the applicant, Examiner’s reports and correspondence, diagrams, and court orders relating to assignments and suits through January 16, 1931.

Folder #4 File on Letters Patent 1,296,730: A negative photstatic copy of “the file wrapper and contents, in the matter of the Letters of Patent of Paul G. Zimmerman and Henry Klecklor, Assigners to the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, Number 1,296,730 Granted March 11, 1919 for Improvement in Pusher Hydroaeroplanes.” The copies of documents are attached with ribbon to a United States Patent Office form (390) signed by the Commissioner of Patents on May 15, 1931, and bearing the paper seal of the Patent Office. The documents include the original Petition of May 4, 1916,oath of the applicants, Examiner’s reports and correspondence, diagrams, and court orders relating to assignments through January 31, 1931.

Folder #5 File on Letters Patent 1,420,609: A negative photstatic copy of “the file wrapper and contents, in the matter of the Letters of Patent of Glenn H. Curtiss, Assigner to the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, Number 1,420,609 Granted June 20, 1922, for Improvement in Hydroaeroplanes.” The copies of documents are attached with ribbon to a United States Patent Office form (390) signed by the Commissioner of Patents on May 15, 1931, and bearing the paper seal of the Patent Office. The documents include the original Petition of August 21,1911 filed by Newell and Neal of New York as attorneys for Curtiss; affidavit by Curtiss on July 19,1912; claims by the applicant; powers of attorney; Examiner’s reports and correspondence, diagrams, and court orders relating to assignments through February 12,1931.

Document Box 4: Curtiss Legal Documents, 1916 to 1931

Folder #1 Large, legal-size brown envelope marked in pencil “Curtiss Aero Car Patents: contains seven files in printed folders with fasteners and one “Interference File.”. The cover of the folder is marked “Patent Department, Curtiss Engineering Corporation, Garden City, N. Y., Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corp. Buffalo, N. Y.” Printed on the folder are sections for writing in Inventor, Title, Patent No., Docket No., dates of actions, and dates of Office Letters and Amendments. There are files for the following:

Folder #2 --Patent No. 1,437,172 by Glenn H. Curtiss for Improvements in Camp Cars filed April 28, 1921, and allowed May 3, 1922. The file includes correspondence with the U. S. Patent Office Examiners, application and photostatic copies of diagrams submitted with the application, amendments to the application, and U.S. Patent Office requests for payment of fees and associated receipts. The file contains several typed copies of the application with some annotations in red they may have been made by William E. Volk, Jr, an attorney in the Patent Department.

Folder #3 --Patent No. 222,875 by G. C. Adams and J. A. Methot assignors to the Adams Trailer Corporation for an Automobile Trailer filed with the Patent Office of Canada June 13, 1921 and allowed November 19, 1921. The file includes two typed copies of the application and amendments with annotations in red ink (probably) made by William E. Volk, Jr, an attorney in the Patent Department, drawings, a Notice of Allowance by the Patent and Copyright Office of Canada (Serial No. 255,318), and receipts for payment of fees.

Folder #4 --Patent No. 1,659,943 by Glenn H. Curtiss for improvements in Automotive Vehicles filed November 7, 1925 and allowed August 6, 1927. One object of the invention was to “arrange and organize the four supporting wheels of a six wheel automobile chassis as to improve very materially the riding qualities of the machine.” The file includes correspondence with the U. S. Patent Office Examiners, multiple typed copies of the application and amendments, and U.S. Patent Office requests for payment of fees and associated receipts. The file includes a letter from the Secretary of Curtiss-Bright Properties of Hialeah, Florida on company letterhead to Volk enclosing a cashier’s check for patent fees. The file also includes printed copies of patents 878,156; 1,404,631; and 1,533,518. These appear to have been maintained in this file by Volk because they relate to automobile suspensions.

Folder #5 --Patent No. 1,682,324 by Glenn H. Curtiss for an automotive vehicle filed August 8, 1925, and allowed February 15, 1928. One object of the invention was “to improve very materially the riding qualities of the automobile. The file includes correspondence with the U. S. Patent Office Examiners, and multiple typed copies of the application and amendments. Annotations in pencil have been made on the application (probably) by William E. Volk, Jr, an attorney in the Patent Department The file contains two signed letters from Curtiss in Hialeah, Florida (July 6 and July 16, 1925) to Volk requesting changes to the application. The file also contains printed copies of patents (743,453; 878,156; 1,205,526; 1,282,683; 1,131,034; 1,376,684) and negative photostatic copes of British Patent 8344 accepted August 19, 1909 for Bearing Springs for Railway Carriages and Other Vehicles and French Patent 511,347 December 22, 1920 for a tractor. These appear to have been maintained in this file by Volk because they relate to automobile suspensions.

Folder #6 --Patent No. 291,551 by Glenn H. Curtiss, Realtor of Country Club Estates, Dade County, Florida, for “Body Structures” filed with the Patent Office of Canada on January 11,1929. The file includes an unsigned Petition to the Commissioner of Patents in Ottawa, an unsigned copy of an assignment to the Aerocar Corporation in New York, an unsigned copy of the Specification and Claims, a Notice of Allowance by the Patent and Copyright Office of Canada (Serial No. 345,493), and receipts for payment of fees.

Folder #7 --Patent No. 291,552 by Glenn H. Curtiss for couplings filed with the Patent Office of Canada on December 28,1928 and allowed May 21, 1929. The file includes an unsigned Petition to the Commissioner of Patents in Ottawa, an unsigned copy of an assignment to the Aerocar Corporation in New York, an unsigned copy of the Specification and Claims, multiple copies of drawings a notice of receipt of the application, a Notice of Allowance by the Patent and Copyright Office of Canada (Serial No. 345,494), and receipts for payment of fees.

Folder #8 --Patent Serial No. 283,881 (file 3194) by Glenn H. Curtiss for the “Curtiss-Coupler.” The invention relates to a flexible coupling especially designed as a connection between a power driven vehicle and a trailer or semi-trailer. The file includes correspondence in June, 1931, between Bernard F. Garvey, Patent and Trade Mark Lawyer in Washington, D.C. and William E. Valk, Jr. in the Curtiss-Wright Corporation Patent Department, relating to the submission of specifications and amendments. The file includes multiple carbon copies of the specifications and amendments with some annotations in red ink (probably) made by Volk. The file also includes an unsigned 1929 assignment by Curtiss to the Aerocar Corporation of New York City. There is also an original letter (2 pages) from Volk to H. Sayre Wheeler of the Aerocar Corporation in Opa-Locka, Florida, requesting an affidavit relating to the invention of the coupler. Attached is an unsigned 1931 affidavit by Wheeler (2 pages). The file also contains two letters from Wheeler on Curtis Aerocar Company letterhead that includes an image of a car and attached trailer (July 1 and October 30, 1931) to Valk relating to obtaining an affidavit from Henry Kleckler and powers of attorney.

Folder #9 --folder marked “Vertical? Flying Machine, Save.” The back of the folder is marked “Docket 168, Gerhardt & Brock Interference.” The file contains correspondence between the U. S. Patent Office and parties involved in an “Interference” declared by the Commissioner of Patents on November 6, 1931. The Interference process was intended to resolve conflicting claims in patent applications and determine “who is the true and original inventor.” This Interference, docketed as No. 62662 (also 65127, 65128, 65129 filed subsequently) involved application 413,747 for “Aerodynamic Instruction & Testing Methods & Apparatus for the Practice Thereof” filed December 13, 1929, by William F. Gerhardt and Clarence A. Brock of the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service at Grosse Ile Airport in Detroit, Michigan and applications filed by Ellis G. Holst, Theodore M. Pardue with John L. Pardue, and Joseph Weisinger. The file contains correspondence within the Curtis-Wright Corporation, sworn statements of applicants, stipulations, motions, concessions of priority, license agreements, Examiner of Interferences decisions, drawings and sketches, printed patents, and some photographs of models used for flight training. Gerhardt claims in a memo to W. E. Valk (a lawyer in the Curtis-Wright Corporation Patent Department) dated November 14, 1931, that “the idea for applying the external controls to an airplane model for demonstration and study purposes was conceived about May, 1929.”of resolve claims. This interference was settled with license agreements in June, 1933.

Folder #10 -- Two color artists drawings of a Curtiss-Wright Model 2500 Air Car with specification printed on the reverse; a black and white glossy photo of a Curtiss-Wright 2500 car on a street: and black and white glossy prints of drawings of a 4 passenger 300 HP Air-Car, a hovercraft with Texas Oil Company markings, and two unidentified vehicles.

Folder #11 Printed Patent Department folder marked “Important Patents Reports-Recommendations, Etc Docket No. 6” and “U S Patent Situations May 27, 1916 & Recommendations to G H Curtis Excellent.” The folder contained the following (in individual files): Folder #12 --A carbon copy of a report titled “The U..S Patent Situation on Aeroplanes and Hydroaeroplanes” prepared by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation Patent Department dated May 27, 1916. The document consists of seven reports: Recommendations for the development of inventions and patents by this company; Patents which there is a possibility that we infringe at this time; Important patents, exclusive of the class of automatic balance, the acquirement of which appears desirable (includes blueprint drawings); A list of important U. S. Patents, owned by foreigners, the purchase of which Mr. Seely may negotiate; A comprehensive classification of all patented inventions worthy of attention; A discussion of the Wright Automatic Stability Patent No. 1,075,533; and A discussion of the Montgomery tandem plane patent No. 831,173. The cover of the report is marked in pencil”2365.” In addition to the bound version of the report, there are original drawings of the copies in the report and extra blue print copies, and carbon copies of sections of the report. Folder #13 --June 1, 1916: Two carbon copies (7 pages each) of a “Schedule of Possibilities, Curtiss Patents and Applications. The Hydroaeroplane and The Flying Boat.” This appears to be a listing of possible improvements for the Boat Hull, controls, tank, wings, end pontoons, engine mounting, non-skids, ailerons, and empennage. Attached to the typed document are 7 pages of hand-written notes. Folder #14 --June 29, 1916: A typed list (3 pages) of United States Patents. The list includes the Patent number, name of inventor, title, date (of approval?),and a description of the importance of the patent. --November 21, 1916: Five pages of notes hand-written in pencil on yellow paper. The notes contain information about Controls (Bridge and Stick) and include sketches as well as patent numbers, names of inventors, and uses. --November 22, 1916: One typed and one hand-written list of patents “For Present Consideration.” The list contains name of inventor and patent number organized in eight sections. Attached to the list are 6 pages of hand-written notes that include sketches. ---November 23, 1916: Two copies of a typed list (2 pages each) of patents “cited in Answer in Wright-vs-Curtiss Litigation.” The list contains the patent number, name of inventor, and date approved for United States, British, German, and French patents and a list of five “prior publications.” --November 24, 1916: A typed “Hydro Bottom Report” (3 pages), a typed “Supplement to Mr. Valk’s Report on Hydro Bottom” (4 pages), and a hand-written version of the Supplement (2 pages). Attached to the report is a large pencil drawing (42 x 18) of “Types of Bottoms Used on Curtiss Boats and Pontoons.” Attached are two pages of hand-written notes on Hull and Bottom construction with a small pencil drawing (8 x 9) of the bottom of the N9 and F models. Some of the documents are marked in pencil “2565.” Folder #15 --February 21, 1917: Four carbon copies of a typed “concise resume” written by J. P. Tarbox of patents “which we were either infringing or in danger of infringing by constructions we have put into use.” The document is addressed to Henry Kleckler and is divided into sections: Stick Control, Bridge Control, Ailerons, Sectional Wings, Empennage Arrangement, Running Gear, Turnbuckles. The resume concludes with a “Suggested method of treatment of these matters” that recommends “avoidance of the patents” with “construction capable of immediate commercial exploitation.” Attached to one of the copies are blueprints of the same drawings included in the report of May 16, 1916 described above. All of the copies (8 pages) are marked in pencil “2565.” --March 6, 1917: A carbon copy of a “Brief Outline of Record System of Patent Department.” The report (7 pages) was prepared by George B. Arnold and includes details about docket memorandums of histories of inventions, the filing systems with indexes, docketing system, preparation and processing of applications, and procedures for applications for foreign patents. The document is marked in pencil “2565.” --n.d. (probably 1917): Two carbon copies (one 3 pages and one 2 pages) of a list of “Important Patents.” The list contains the name of inventor, patent number, and a description of the patent. This list may have been prepared for the report of May 27, 1916.

Folder #16 --August 30, 1918: Two carbon copies of a list (9 pages) “of the outstanding patents in the airplane art which we are either infringing or are in danger of infringing.” The list was prepared by W. E. Valk and includes sections on Control Mechanisms, Directional Control, Empennage Construction, Flying Boats, Fuel Supply System, Hydroplane Bottoms, Hydroairplanes, Lateral Control, Wing Cell Construction and Arrangement, and Running Gear. Each section contains a description of patents including number and how the patent is being used. The document is marked in pencil”2365.” --October 23, 1918: Carbon copy of a memo (2 pages) to J.P.Tarbox listing patents “which either illustrate or suggest that the craft may be used either as a land or a water machine.” The list contains patent number, name of inventor, and “Class” (244-2; 244-14; 244-12; 244-13, and114-66-5). The document is marked in pencil”2365.” --October 31, 1918: Three copies of a memo to Tarbox from Charles H. Keel on “Combined Water and Land Aeroplanes.” The memo is a supplement to the report of October 23 and contains patent number, name of inventor, and a description of the patent and how it might impact construction. Keel concludes “there are no basic patents on combined hydro or flying boat and land machine except the Curtiss patent No. 1,269,570.” Attached to one of the reports is the original signed version of the October 23 report annotated in pen and pencil. --December 23, 1918: A typed report (13 pages) covering patents relating to control, boats, sheddable wings, turnbuckles, and motors. The report includes patent number, name of inventor, date of application and date granted, and a description of what the patent “purports to cover” and how it is being used. --December 26, 1918: Three copies of a typed report (3 pages) on “Curtiss Patents on Watercraft: Infringed and Probably Infringed by Hydroaerocraft being Manufactured, Used and Sold, December 17,1917.” The report contains the patent number, name of inventor, a description of claims being infringed, and a summary of manufacturing in progress. --December 27, 1918: Three copies of a typed report (2 pages) on “Curtiss Patents on Land Aircraft: Infringed by Aircraft now being Manufactured, Used and Sold in the United States.” The report contains the patent number, name of inventor, a description of claims being infringed, and a summary of manufacturing in progress for four patents. The report is attached to the report of December 26 described above.

Folder #17 --n.d.: Notes (15 pages) about patents hand-written in pencil on yellow paper. The notes include sketches as well as patent numbers, descriptions of claims, and conclusions. --n.d.: A typed “Numerical Resume of all Aeroplane and Hydroplane Patents worthy of our consideration.” The report lists number of patents by category: Accessories, Controls (Directional and Lateral), Control Mechanism, Helicopters, Hydroaeroplanes, Miscellaneous, Running Gear, and Wing Structure and arrangement. The total number of patents is 133. (1 page). n.d.: A typed “Report: Curtiss Cases Covering Land Machines.” The report lists inventor, patent number, and issue date and includes a description of applications pending.(4 pages).

Document Box 5: Curtiss Contracts, 1915 to 1942.

Folder #1 Small brown folder 1B: “Complete set of papers on Curtiss Mortgage to U.S.Govt. on Kail St. Property $552,000.00”. This folder contained the following documents:

--August 20, 1920: A carbon copy of a mortgage (indenture) between the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation and the United States Government for the Corporation’s plant at Churchill Street, Buffalo, New York: thee other parcels of land in Buffalo; approximately 157 U.S. patents (50,714 to 1,226,704), 21 Canadian patents (171,011 to 193,580); and 33 foreign patents (excluding Canadian). The mortgage was executed to secure the payment of a $552,000 bond ( at 6% interest due 31 July 1926) for the Corporation’s indebtedness to the Government for materials and supplies purchased during World War I as specified in “general settlement contract numbered 2463-A”. The document is signed by C.M. Keys as Vice President of the Corporation and bears the (19 pages).

--August 20, 1920: A typed copy of the mortgage that contains no signatures. The document is marked in pencil “Doc 263.” (19 pages plus back cover).

--August 20, 1920: A carbon copy of a description of the “Churchill Street Property” that contains dimensions and type of construction for Buildings A to E. This document is signed by M. C. Harrold, Factory Manager and notarized on August 21,1920. (1 page) Also a typed version of the description of the Churchill Street Property described above with no signatures attached to a list of equipment in the plant (7 pages). Also a typed version of the list of equipment with a list of “equipment in power plant and factory” that is signed by M. C. Harrold and notarized on August 21,1920 (4 pages). All of these documents are contained in an envelope marked “List of Buildings and Equipment at Kail St. as of August 20, 1920” with a printed return address of “Curtiss Aeroplane &Motor Company Inc., Kenmore Ave. at Vulcan, Buffalo, N.Y.”

--September 1, 1921: Carbon copy of a letter from C.M. Keys, President of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, to the Secretary of War, concerning the dates for interest payments on the Curtiss 6% bond. Attached is a copy of a letter of September 1, 1921 from Keys to Abbot Mills of the law firm of Cuthall, White, Hotchkiss & Mills, relating to the payment of interest to the government. Also attached is a copy of a letter from J.A.B. Smith, Treasurer of Curtiss, to C.M. Keys, enclosing a check for $33,120 covering one year’s interest on the mortgage. Also attached is a carbon copy of an “Inter-Departmental Correspondence” dated August 31, 1921, from J. A..B. Smith to R. F. Watts, Cashier, requesting the issuance of a check payable to the Finance Officer, U. S. Army, for $33,120.

--September 30, 1921: Telegram dated September 30, 1921, from the Chief of Finance, War Department, to Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation stating that the final payment on Contract D-M-A-635A was due that day (1 page). Also a original letter dated September 30, 1921, from D. W. Morey in the Office of the Chief of Finance to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, quoting and confirming the telegram (1 page). Also an original letter dated September 30, 1921, from J.M. Wainwright, Acting Secretary of War, to Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation, responding to a letter of September 20 in which Curtiss gives notice of termination of further performance under contracts DMA 635 and 635A “on account of alleged actions on the part of Military Authorities.” Wainwright says the Department will investigate the allegations, but that the position of the War Department is that Curtiss is in default under these contracts (1 page).

--September 30, 1921: Carbon copy of a letter from J.A.B. Smith, Secretary and Treasurer of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation to Finance Officer, U.S. Army, enclosing a check for $1,800 for the purchase of 6 Standard planes (serial numbers listed) under Contract 635-A (1 page). Also a copy of a letter dated October 3, 1921, to C.M. Keys from J. A. B. Smith enclosing a copy of the mortgage given with Supplemental Contract 635A dated August 19, 1920 (1 page). Also a carbon copies of a letter dated October 3 from J.A. B. Smith to Keys, C. W. Cuthell (attorney), and F.H. Russell (Government Representative) enclosing copies of correspondence from the Assistant Secretary of War and the Chief of Finance relative to the termination of Contract 635 and 635A (3 pages).

--July 9, 1926: One original and one carbon copy of an “Extract from Minutes of the Board of Directors meeting of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company on July 9, 1926.” The document contains the text of a motion authorizing J.A.B. Smith to negotiate with the Secretary of War for the disposition of two mortgages of $300,000 and $552,000 due on July 31, 1926. Smith is authorized to pay in full of the $300,000 mortgage, cancel the mortgage of $552,000 by giving a new mortgage, and assign mortgages for two properties to the U.S. Government. Each document is signed by Smith, embossed with the company’s seal, and notarized on July 9,1926. Both documents are stamped “DOCUMENT FILENo.193C.”(3 pages each).

--July 23, 1926:Original letter from Lt. Col. A.R. Stallings, Office of the Judge Advocate General, to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, notifying the company that the War Department will accept a new mortgage and bond for $552,000 in full satisfaction of the present $552,000 bond. (2 pages).

--July 23, 1926: Original and one carbon copy of a letter (1 page each) from Lt. Col. A.R. Stallings, Office of the Judge Advocate General, to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, accepting suggestions in the Company’s letter of July 19 “with theminor exception of the fact that I think that the Buffalo Abstract and Title Company’s Certificate should be brought down to a time subsequent to the recording of the new mortgage.” Also a typed copy of an Abstract of Title prepared by the Buffalo Abstract and Ttile Company on August 4, 1920 of four parcels of land in Buffalo, N. Y. (6 pages). These documents are contained in an envelope marked “TITLE OF KAIL STREET PROPERTY BROUGHT DOWN TO 7/31/26 for U.S. Government” with a printed return address of “Curtiss Aeroplane &Motor Company Inc., Kenmore Ave. at Vulcan, Buffalo, N.Y.”

--July, 1926: One typed and four printed notices to be sent to Curtiss stockholders asking for their agreement to the issuance of a new $552,000 mortgage to the U.S. Government to replace the original mortgage. The notices with attached consent form were to be signed and returned. One of the printed forms is signed by O.H. and Marjorie Allen Seifert. One form is signed by Flora M. Husted and an official of the Marine Trust Company of Buffalo for the estate of Edwin M.Husted. The typed copy has been annotated in pencil with edits. (3 pages each).

--July, 1926: Carbon copy of a certificate of consent to mortgage stating that stockholders have agreed to execute a mortgage to secure the $552,000 bond. from July 1926 certifying that two-thirds of the share holders have given their consent to the new mortgage with the Government. The document has no signatures. (2 pages plus back cover).

--July 31, 1926: Two typed versions of a bond from the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company to the U.S. Government stating that Curtiss owes the Government $552,000 to be paid in full by July 31, 1931. Both documents are signed by Frank H. Russell as Vice President and J.A.B. Smith as Secretary, embossed with the company’s seal, and notarized. Attached to one document is a certificate issued by Clerk of the Nassau County Court attesting to the validity of the notary’s signature. (3 pages each). There are also three unsigned carbon copies of the bond (3 pages each).

--July 31, 1926: One signed original and one signed carbon copy of a mortgage (indenture) between Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company and the U.S. Government on four parcels of land in Buffalo, N.Y. (including the Churchill Plant) and all rights in mortgages on the Intercollegiate Golf Club, Nassau, N.Y.; the Margaret C. Bradley property; and Curtiss Gardens, Nassau, N.Y. Both documents are signed by Frank H. Russell and J.A.B. Smith, embossed with the company’s seal, and notarized. Attached to the original version are two certificates issued by the Clerk of the Nassau County Court attesting to the validity of the notary’s signature. (13 pages each).

--August 30, 1926: Original letter (1 page) from N.S. Swan, secretary to C.M. Keys, to J.A.B. Smith enclosing signed stockholders certificates and results of the voting. Attached to the letter is a typed (1 page) “Report of shares consented to Mortgage Plan as of close of business July 31,1926 (164,797 of 245,375 total shares). Also attached is a typed report of additional consents (1 page) covering the period August 2 to 31, 1926 (5,849 shares).

--July 28, 1926: Typed transcript of a Discharge of Mortgage (1 page plus back cover) stating the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation’s indenture of mortgage dated August 20,1920 (the “Churchill Mortgage”) has been paid and is discharged. The original was signed by Hanford MacNider, Acting Secretary of War, but this copy has no signature. Attached to the document is a carbon copy of the certificate issued by the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia attesting to the authenticity of the notary’s signature. Also attached is a signed certificate issued by the Clerk of Erie County on August 11, 1926, attesting that the transcript is correct. The back cover of the transcript has been annotated to show the Discharge was recorded in Erie County in Liber 1996 at page 214 on August 4, 1926.

--July, 1926: A carbon copy of consent (1 page plus back cover) by the U.S. Government to discharge of record of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation’s indenture of mortgage dated August 20, 1920 (the “Churchill Mortgage”). Attached to the document is a receipt (number 8966) for a record of discharge of mortgage issued August 4, 1926, by the County Clerk of Erie County.

--June 28, 1928: A carbon copy of a Discharge of Mortgage (1 page plus back cover) stating the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation’s indenture of mortgage dated July 31, 1926 has paid and is discharged. The document is signed by Dwight F. Davis, Secretary of War, embossed with the War Department seal, and notarized. Attached to the document is a certificate (number 54747) issued by the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia attesting to the validity of the signature of the notary. There are also four carbon copies of transcripts of the discharge that have no signatures.

Folder #2 Small brown envelope (marked “116”): This envelope contains:

--March 18, 1929: Original Bill of Sale (1 page) from the Curtiss Flying Service to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, Inc.,for one Curtiss Challenger Robin airplane (manufacturer’s number 174, motor number 28, Department of Commerce number 382-E), manufactured by the Curtiss-Robertson Airplane Manufacturing Company for the sum of $1.00. The document is signed by Charles W. Roos, Assistant Treasurer and has the signatures of two witnesses. Attached to the document is an original Bill of Sale (1 page) Attached also is a hand-written note stating “Everything OK now on this ship.”

--March 21, 1932: Original Bill of Sale (1 page) from the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, Inc. to the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service covering the sale of one Curtiss Thrush airplane (Manufacturer’s number 2, Department of Commerce number NC-9787) for the sum of $10.00. The document is signed by Ray E. Thompson, Assistant Treasurer, and Louis Kessler and Marie McLaughlin as witnesses. The document was notarized on March 21, 1932.

Folder #3 Small brown envelope 91: marked “ December 28, 1923. Dissolution Atlantic City Property and Stock Certificates.” This envelope contains:

-- December 28, 1923: Original printed Certificate of Dissolution from the Office of the Secretary of State of Delaware recording the voluntary dissolution of the “Burtiss (Curtiss) Flying Station of Atlantic City, Inc., a company incorporated in Delaware with principal office in Dover. A. R. Benson, Secretary of State of Delaware, certifies that the corporation filed a consent to dissolution on December 28, 1923. The certificate is signed by Benson and bears the paper seal of the State of Delaware. Attached to the document area typed copy of the Consent of Stockholders to Dissolution signed by J. A. B. Smith as Secretary on December 26, 1923 (1 page); a list of the names of the Directors and Officers of the Corporation signed by F. H. Russell as Vice President and J.A. B. Smith as Secretary and Treasurer (1 page); and signed depositions by both Russell and Smith that certificate and consent are true(1 page each).

--January 24, 1918: Original printed Stock certificate (Number A15) owned by Munroe Wheeler for 3 shares of preferred stock of the Curtiss Flying Station of Atlantic City, Inc. The certificate is signed by Charles J. Follmen as President and Alden K. Ainley as Treasurer.

-- January 24, 1918: Original printed Stock certificate (Number 6) owned by Munroe Wheeler for 12 shares of common stock of the Curtiss Flying Station of Atlantic City, Inc. The certificate is signed by Charles J. Follmen as President and Alden K. Ainley as Treasurer.

Folder #4 Small brown envelope (marked 14): “Papers relating to C.M. Keys re Stock; Curtiss Aero & Motor Co. & C.M. Keys Mortgage and Promissory Note; C.M. Keys, G.H. Curtiss, Curtiss Aero & Motor Co. Agreement”. This envelope contains:

--August 6, 1920: An unsigned carbon copy of a resolution approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation held August 3, 1920, authorizing a promissory note for $250,000 to C.M. Keys. The resolution notes that the Corporation is indebted to the Curtiss Engineering Corporation for $245,777.49 and to other groups for various amounts specified in the resolution, but has assets “which are apparently of a value greatly in excess of all its obligations. This document outlines the terms under which Keys took over control of Curtiss to prevent the company going into default. (5 pages).

--August 6, 1920: An unsigned copy of the mortgage granted to C.M. Keys and Curtiss Engineering by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. listing all of the assets pledged to secure the $250,000 from keys and the $222,409.78 and $245,772.49owed the Curtiss Engineering Corporation. The original mortgage was signed by James E. Kepperley as Vice President and notarized on August 6,1920. (7 pages). Attached to the mortgage is a detailed schedule of assets including 16 new flying boats (with numbers), 57 Sea-gull type flying boats, nine Eagle type aeroplanes, two Oriole type aeroplanes, and two aeroplanes “specifically constructed for the Gorden-Bennett race. The schedule also contains a list firms and corporations holding planes and motors on consignment or “out on warehouse and trust receipts.” The document is stamped “Document File No. 14.” (5 pages).

--December 13, 1920: Typed copy of an agreement between Glenn H. Curtiss and the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation relating to the sale of the preferred stock of Curtiss Engineering to Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. Curtiss agrees to sell $400,000 of preferred stock and 524 shares of common stock in Curtiss Engineering. The document includes an agreement by C.M.Keys, K. B. MacDonald ,and Henry Kleckler to sell the commons tock they own in Curtiss Engineering Corporation. The original agreement was signed by Glenn Curtiss and C.M. Keys. This document contains no signatures. It is stamped “DOCUMENT FILE No. 334” as well as “14”. (7 pages).

--1921: Carbon copy of an unsigned and undated deposition by C. Roy Keys concerning the history and status of OX, OXX, and V motors formerly produced by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation. Keys states that he was “production manager” of the Curtis plant in Toronto from 1915 to 1916 and the plant in Bufallo from 1917 to 1918 and is “ thoroughly familiar with the history of the development and sale of all types of motors manufactured and sold by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation.” Keys states that the OX and OXX motors are “entirely obsolete” and the only” modern motors” in the possession of the Corporation known as the K12 and K06 were designed or built in 1916. This document is marked in Orange as “88.” (3 pages).

--October 12, 1942: Typed agreement (2 pages) between Aruther Schnitt and the Curtiss-Wright Corporation covering improvements in aerial bombs that Schnitt invented. The Curtiss-Wright Corporation releases all rights to the invention. The agreement is signed by Schnitt and a representative of the Corporation. Attached to the agreement is statement by Schnitt (2 pages) that he “conceived the invention described below relating to the design of an aerial bomb and to the general design of a bomber type aircraft in which such an aerial bomb could be employed” on September 28, 1942. Schnitt describes the 10 ton bomb as resembling a glider “operated by an automatic gyroscope” that would burry itself in the ground and cause “a miniature earthquake.” The design of the bomber is “similar in characteristics to the Consolidated B-24.” The statement is signed by Schnitt and witnessed by E. E. Foster.

Folder #5 Small brown envelope (marked 11): “Correspondence & agreements between Curtiss and the Rod Wanamaker/Lt. Porte Trans-Oceanic Co. Inc. Sept 14, 1914-Sept 2, 1915, March 17, 1917. This envelope contains:

A legal size envelope marked “Correspondence & Agreements between Curtiss – Rod Wanamaker – Lt. Port – Trans Oceanic Co Inc.” The envelope has the printed return address “Curtiss Aeroplane Division, Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Buffalo, N. Y.” and is marked in pencil “#70.” The envelope contains the following:

--September 11, 1914: Unsigned letter (2 pages) from. L.J. Seely to Glenn Curtiss which begins “Things today have been bewilderingly fast, but all told do not amount to much when boiled down.” Seely comments on the Wright injunction against Curtiss and the attitude of Orville Wright, the sale of the America flying boat, and British interest in buying Curtiss machines. Attached is an unsigned letter (1 page) from Seely to Harry (Woodhouse) enclosing a copy of the letter to Curtiss and mentioning a “tentative Wanamaker proposition.”

--n.d. (1915?): One typed and one carbon copy of “Specifications for America 1915.” The documents (1 page each) list 12 specifications for the airplane and its delivery including being able to remain in the air for “36 consecutive hours” and ready for shipment to Newfoundland on May 1, 1915.

--March 26, 1915: copy of a letter (2 pages) from Glenn Curtiss to Commander J.C. Porte, R. N. Air Station, Hendon, England in which Curtiss replies to ten suggestions from Porte for construction of the America. Curtiss states that “war orders have prevented our actually starting construction on anew Trans-Atlantic.”

--September 11, 1915: Carbon copy of a letter from the Curtiss Aeroplane Co. to Will Gash, The Wanamaker Stores, returning the original contract for the Transatlantic Flyer signed by G.H. Curtiss. The letter notes that the contract has been changed on page four from 6,000 pounds to 5,000 as per a telephone agreement made on September 10,1915. The copy is signed by H. Sayer Wheeler for Curtiss.

--September 13, 1915: Original signed letter ( 1 page) from Will Gash, an official of the Wanamaker Company (on company letter head) to Glenn Curtiss stating that he has received the contract for the Transatlantic Flyer and enclosing a check for $8500 towards the first payment of $15,000. Attached to the letter is an unsigned carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from G. R. Hall, the Secretary and Treasurer of the Curtiss Aeroplane Company, to Gash acknowledging receipt of the $8,500 check as payment due on contract dated September 2, 1915.

--September 15, 1915: A typed note (1 page) on the back of a Curtiss Aeroplane Order form from H. Sayer Wheeler to Hall stating “Both Mr. Curtiss and Mr. Genung have copies of this contract.” The note is signed in pencil by Wheeler.

--May 20, 1916: Original signed letter (1 page, marked DOCUMENT FILE No. X-108 and orange 62) from Will Gash, Vice President of America Trans-Oceanic Company (on company letter head) to H.C. Genung, Curtiss Aeroplane Company confirming an order for a flying boat with OXX-2 motor. The total price is stated as $15,250. Attached to the letter is a hand written note (1 page) in pencil on “Ryan & Cable,Inc.” stationary to G. R. Hall from H.C. Genung dated May 22 stating “attached please find official contract from America Trans-Oceanic Co.” Also attached is an original signed letter from Gash (on company letter head) to Genung dated May 23 enclosing a check for $2,860 as a deposit (1 page, marked DOCUMENT FILE No.X-1-8). Also attached is a carbon copy of a letter from the Curtiss Aeroplane Company to Gash dated May 24 acknowledging receipt of the $2,860 check as deposit for contract dated May 6, 1916. (1 page).

--November 3, 1917: An unsigned carbon copy of a letter from Gash to the Curtiss Engineering Corporation releasing it from all claims in the contract of March 31, 1916. The release is contingent on a payment to the America Trans-Oceanic Company of $1,000 and a 20% discount if either the company or Rodman Wanamaker should order a flying boat “within two years after the close of the present war.” The document letter is marked “DOCUMENT FILE No. X-106” and a red “62.”

--November 3, 1917: An unsigned carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Gash to the Curtiss Aeroplane Company releasing it from all claims in the contract of September 2, 1915 and “certain correspondence constituting a contract for 20 flying boats.” The release is contingent on a payment to the America Trans-Oceanic Company of $15,000 and 25% of the amount received from the British Admiralty for the flying boats. The letter is marked “DOCUMENT FILE No. X-105-2.”

--November 26, 1917: An original letter (1 page) from K. B. MacDonald to B. A. Guy at the Churchill Street Plant enclosing two letters of November 17 from the America Trans Oceanic Company covering settlement of contracts. The letter has been annotated in pencil and is signed only with the initials KBM.

December 27,1917: Original letter (1 page) from H. M. Root to Guy returning MacDonald’s letter of November 26 and stating that the payment to the Trans-Oceanic Company would be $26,075. The letter is signed only with the initials HMR and has been annotated with “Root: Please have payment made for this account Monday Dec. 31st.”

--April 17, 1919: A signed carbon copy (1 page) of an agreement between The America Trans-Oceanic Company (on its letter head) and the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation that the balance existing between the two companies at close of business on December 31, 1918, is $1,090.63 due to the Curtiss Corporation. The agreement acknowledges receipt of the America Trans-Oceanic Company’s check for that amount as settlement of all charges against it. The agreement is signed by P.L. Freeman for The America Trans-Oceanic Company and the Assistant Treasurer for the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation.

Folder #6 --September 2, 1915: Signed carbon copy of a contract between the Curtiss Aeroplane Company and Rodman Wanamaker for constructing a “Trans-Atlantic Flyer” for $55,000. The contract requires that the machine be known as the “America” and “the boat-like fuselage of the machine shall be so built as to be seaworthy and capable of floating on the water for one week.” The machine had to be ready for trials by January 20,1916, a complete a six hour flight at a speed of at least 50mph and fly for at least 15 minutes with a “useful load” of 5,000 pounds. Curtiss agreed to “furnish a duplicate machine for $40,000” if the first machine “suffers an accident” after acceptance and furnish a second machine for $40,000 if ordered on or before November 1,1915. Several ink changes have been made to the document and initialed by either Curtiss or Will Gosh. The document is signed by Glenn H. Curtiss and Rodman Wanamaker and witnessed by H. C. Genung and Will Gosh. The document is marked “DOCUMENT FILE No. X-105-1” and with “70”in pencil. (5 pages plus back cover).

--March 17,1916: A signed carbon copy of an agreement between Rodman Wanamaker, The America Trans Oceanic Co., Inc of New York City, and the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in which Wanamaker transfers his interests in the September 2, 1915 contract to the America Trans-Oceanic Company and guarantees the payments under the contract. The agreement notes that the contract was modified by three letters from Curtiss to Wanamaker dated January 25, 1916, and “numerous other letters addressed to Will Gash.” The document is signed by Wanamaker, Richard Ely of America Trans-Oceanic, H.C. Genung (Vice-President) and G.R. Hall (Secretary) for the Curtiss Aeroplane Company. The document is marked “DOCUMENT FILE No. X-105-2” and with “70”in pencil. (2 pages plus back cover). There are also three typed transcripts (2 pages each) of the agreement marked “Copy” that are not signed.

--March 31, 1916: A signed typed contract between the Curtiss Aeroplane Company and the Atlantic Trans-Oceanic Company for the construction of a “triplane flying boat” to be “permanently named” the “America.” The contract requires “the motive power” of six 12-cylinder motors” with dimensions “in keeping with the motive power.” Delivery is required on or before May 1, 1917, ate the Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station at Newport News, Virginia, for the price of $100,000. In the event of an accident before delivery, Curtiss agrees to furnish a duplicate machine for $75,000 and Trans Oceanic has an option to buy a second machine for $75,000 if ordered on or before July 1, 1916. Curtiss also agrees to “assume and carry on the entire expense” of any actions if the Wright Company or others serve suits or injunctions on Trans America “on account of patents.” Many of the clauses of the contract are signed in the margins by G. R. Hall and Will Gosh. The document is marked “DOCUMENT FILE No. X-106” and with “62”in red pencil. The document is signed by Glenn H. Curtiss and G.R. Hall (secretary) and by Richard Ely. (5 pages plus back cover).There is also an unsigned carbon copy of a typed transcript of the contract (3 pages).

--March 1,1919: Original letter (1 page) From C. W. Webster of the Sales Department of the Curtis Aeroplane and Motor Corporation (on official letter head) to J. W. Forse, Secretary of the Corporation. Webster replies to Forse’s letter of February 25 (carbon copy attached - 1 page) stating there is “no intention of canceling” the contract of May 6, 1916 with the American Trans-Oceanic Company.

Folder #7 Small brown envelope 13: marked “U.S. District Court Western District of N.Y., the Wright Company vs. The Herring-Curtiss Company & Glenn Curtiss; Opinion on Certiorari; Opinion on Contempt”. This envelope contains:

--n.d.(probably April3,1931): Carbon copy of an Opinion issued by the Supreme Court of Steuben County in the case Herring-Curtiss Company against Glenn H. Curtiss, et al. The document notes that “The trial occupied many weeks. The record contains several thousand typewritten pages of testimony, supplemented by between twelve and thirteen hundred exhibits.” The document gives a detailed history of the activities, financial dealings, and personnel of the Herring-Curtis Company and Glenn Curtis from 1909-1911. The document is stamped “DOCUMENT FILE No. 450” and “10.” (69 pages plus back cover).

--November 12,1931: Typed copy of an Order (1 page) of the Court of Appeals for the State of New York dismissing an appeal in “The Herring-Curtiss Company vs Lena P. Curtis et al”. Attached is a copy of a stipulation dated October 6, 1931, by the attorneys to the dismissal of an appeal by the plaintiffs. (4 pages).

Small brown envelope 30: Marked “Certificate of Incorporation G.H. Curtiss & Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company”. The envelope is EMPTY.

Small brown envelope with no number: Marked “No. DMA 635, Certificate.” The envelope is EMPTY.

Document Box 6: Curtiss-Wright Tax and Legal Documents, 1916 to 1946.

(In Cabinet Rather Than Safe)

Folder #1 Black 3-ring binder: labeled “Income Tax Correspondence 1916-17-18-19 #1 Geo. S. Lapp.” The documents have been removed from the binder for preservation. The binder contained documents in the following order:

--June 24, 1920: Carbon copy of “1919 Income Tax Holmes Brief” with title page “Before the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Re; Income, War Profits and Excess Profits Tax of Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation, Curtiss Aeroplane Company, Burgess Company, Curtiss Exhibition Company, Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station, for years 1916, 1917 and 1918.” The brief appears to have been written by George E. Holmes, a New York attorney, in response to a letter from the Treasury Department dated March30, 1920 proposing refunds and additional assessments. The brief includes a Preliminary Statement, History of the Curtiss Enterprise, Adjustments Relating to Patents For Purpose of Computing Taxable Income, Acquisition of Patents, The Cross-License Agreement, Analysis of Royalty Provisions of Cross-License Agreement, and an 8 point argument about the value of patents including “good-will.” The brief contains detailed information about the organization, facilities, inventory, sales, manufacturing costs, and (73 pages).

Folder #2 --January 15, 1921: copy of the text of a letter from F. G. Smith, Secretary, Committee on Appeals and Review in the Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to George E. Holmes advising that the appeal in the case of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation has been decided and the total value of assets acquired by the Company is $9,000,000. The letter also sets the rate for depreciation under the “cross license agreement” and an “obsolescence allowance.” (1 page).

--January 31, 1922 Printed “Memorandum Submitted by the Corporation” to The Commissioner of Internal Revenue and the Committee on Appeal and Review In The Matter of The War and Excess Profits and Income Taxes of Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation For The Years 1917, 1918 and 1919.” The memorandum sets out in detail the Company’s position that the tax law has been improperly applied and is signed by C. M. Keys as President. Includes a blue sheet of paper with pencil figures between pages 24 and 25. (41 pages).

--November 24, 1919: Original signed letter from the Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation (EER #7502624) that notifies the Corporation that “the income and consolidated excess profits tax returns for the Curtiss Aeroplane Company, Curtiss Exhibition Company, and the Burgess Company and Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station for the calendar year 1917 have been the subject of a field examination resulting in an additional excess profits tax of $2,480,239.45 being found due.” The letter provides “detailed explanations of the adjustements” as Schedules I to VII. (15 pages).

Folder #3 --March 21, 1923: Carbon copy of a letter from Kingman Brewster, Chairman of the Committee on Appeals and Reviews to Cuthell, White, Hotchkiss & Mills, attorneys for the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation. The letter advises that the Commissioner of Internal Revenue has approved the recommendation of the Committee on Appeals and Reviews. After “taking into account the peculiar circumstances which existed with respect to the aircraft industry at the close of 1919” the Committee recommends the company be allowed to revalue its inventory of Oreole aeroplanes and motors and Seagull flying boats and motors; refuses to allow a deduction of dividends from Curtiss Aeroplanes & Motors, Ltd of Canada; restates the method for applying obsolence of patents. (3 pages)

--April 10, 1921: A file copy of a Claim For Refund form (form 46) submitted by the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation for $1,404,137.42. Attached are carbon copies of computations for schedules of taxes paid and assessments. (7 pages).

--May 20, 1919: Original signed letter from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation requesting information needed for “a proper audit.” (3 pages).

--May 20, 1919: Original signed letter from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Atlantic Coast Aeronautical Station requesting information needed for “a proper audit.” (2 pages)

-- May 20, 1919: Original signed letter from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Exhibition Company requesting information needed for “a proper audit.” (2 pages)

-- May 20, 1919: Original signed letter from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane Company requesting information needed for “a proper audit.” (2 pages)

-- May 20, 1919: Original signed letter from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Burgess Company requesting information needed for “a proper audit.” (2 pages)

--February 5, 1920: Original signed letter from the Acting Assistant to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation notifiying it that “an additional tax of $3,495,914.74 was found due.” (3 pages)

--March 30, 1920: Original signed letter from the Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation notifying it that “an additional income and excess profits tax of $4,732,862.87 found due.” Attached to the letter are detailed schedules explaining the adjustments. (42 pages).

Folder #4 --October 1, 1920: : Original signed letter from the Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation notifying it “additional income, excess profits and war profits taxes of $672,447.03 found due.” The letter also states that claims for abatement of taxes for the years 1916 to 1919 “will be rejected.” Attached to the letter are detailed explanations of the adjustments. (21 pages).

--October 6, 1920: carbon copy of a letter from W. B. Stratton of the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation to the Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue acknowledging receipt of the letter of October 1 and “inviting attention to” errors and taking exception to “the value as allowed for patents at the time of the Curtiss Company’s organization.” Attached to the letter are detailed explanations of the adjustments. (3 pages)

--October 16, 1920: original signed letter from the Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation notifying it that ‘the amount of the additional assessment has been revised and an additional tax of $585,326.48 found due.” Attached to the letter are detailed explanations of the adjustments. (15 pages).

--March 21, 1921: original signed letter from the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation notifying it that “in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee on Appeals and Reviews” revisions have been made for the years 1916 to 1918 resulting in an overassessment of $1,346,124.59. Attached to the letter are detailed explanations of the adjustments. (9 pages). There is also a carbon copy of the letter.

--April 28, 1921: original signed letter from the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation notifying it that revisions have been made for the year 1919 resulting in an overassessment of $359,580.30. The letter also states that claim for an adjustment of inventories at the close of the year 1919 has been denied. Attached to the letter are detailed explanations of the adjustments. (7 pages). There is also a carbon copy of the letter.

--May 16, 1921: original signed letter from the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation notifying it that the overassessment has been increased to $370,004.33. Attached to the letter are detailed explanations of the adjustments. (5 pages). There is also a carbon copy of the letter.

Folder #5 --October 17, 1923: original signed letter from the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue to the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Corporation notifying it that application for assessment under the provisions of Section 328 of the Revenue Act of 1918 has been allowed resulting in an overassessment of $241,258.35. (1 page).

December 8, 1923: Original Certificate of Overassessment Number 622,038 for $241,258.35 for 1918 taxes. (2 pages)

n.d.: Original Certificate of Overassessment Number 625,529 for $8,660.13 for 1917 taxes. (2 pages)

March 31, 1924: Original Certificate of Overassessment Number 111,265 for $546,251.29. (2 pages)

April 15, 1924: copy of a letter from the Office of the Collector, Buffalo, New York to the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corporation enclosing a Certificate of Overassessment for the year 1918 and a refund check for $241,258.35. (1 page).

Folder #6 November 30, 1948: Copy of a letter from Joseph E. Meade to William E Valk of the Curtiss Wright Corp. About the history behind1910 Ely #207 engine. Attached to the letter is memo from Mead to George Page at the Curtiss Wright Corp, according to which the history was researched for the National Air Museum.

Folder #7 Legal-size Manila folder: “Wright Aeronautical Corporation-Sale of Patterson Plants-Maps, 566” Contains 19 drawings and blueprints of various sizes showing the location of Wright plants and property in Patterson, N.J. These are from the late 1920s to 1941. One drawing is stamped “Received F. U.T.& M.G. Co. Application Dept, December 14, 1928” and these drawings may have been prepared for the Fidelity Union Title and Mortgage Guaranty Co.

Folder #8 Legal-size manila folder: “Property adjacent to Wright Prop.” Contains:

-- a typed list of properties adjacent to the Wright plant in Patterson on Beckwith Ave and Madison Ave and Lewis Street that gives lot number and name and address of owner. (4 pages) -- blueprint copy of a survey of area around East 19th and Beckwith made for Fidelity Union Title and Mortgage Guaranty Co. dated May 25, 1928. -- blueprint copy of a map of the property adjacent to the Wright Property-Plant #1 dated January 23, 1942. --October 25, 1938 original letter from Ferdinand A. Delapehna to Charles C. King enclosing a bill for services in connection with proposed property procurement of 13 Lewis Street lots (2 pages) --August 30, 1941 handwritten letter from Mrs. A. Ferrainlo to Guy W. Vaughn offering property at 227 Lewis Street (1 page) --March 27, 1942 original letter from Ferdinand A. Delapehna to Charles C. King enclosing blueprints of maps (1 page) --April 22, 1942 original letter from Warren S. Fogel of the Material Division of the Air Corps to George Terwilliger, Plant Protection Coordinator enclosing report relative to the proposed condemnation of Madison Ave. and Lewis Street property at Plant #1. The letter is marked “Confidential.” (6 pages)

Folder #9 Legal-size Manila folder: The folder is labeled “Deeds, Options and Agreements in connection with property acquired on E.19th St.-1937” and contains correspondence between C. C. King of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation and attorney Ferdinand A. Delapenha dated from March to June 1937 relating to the acquisition of property on Madison Avenue and East 19th Street in Patterson, New Jersey; signed and notarized deeds and contracts for property; and statements of receipts and disbursements made in connection with the acquisition of property. (75 pages).

Folder #10 Folder: no label, contains printed manual titled “Installation and Maintenance Instructions: Curtiss Electric Propellers, Curtiss Propeller Division, Clifton, N.J. July 15, 1938. This is the third printing- February 1, 1940 and contains photographs and technical drawings. (77 pages plus appendices).

Folder #11 Legal-size manila folder: the folder is labeled “Lawyers Title Guaranty Company of New Jersey Certificate of Title No. 24968.” It contains a carbon copy of a Preliminary Report of Title dated June 21, 1946, for property in the Borough of Wood-Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey done for the Wright Aeronautical Corporation. (15 pages). There is also a letter dated August 5, 1946 to Arthur Windels noting that two errors in the survey that have been corrected in the report. (1 page).

Folder #12 Legal-size manila folder: the folder is labeled “Lawyers Title Corporation Certificate of Title No. 564283” It contains a signed Certificate of Title for property in Wood Ridge, Bergen County, New Jersey dated June 21, 1946. The document includes a certification by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. (23 pages).

Folder #13 Legal-size manila folder: the folder has no title and contains signed and notarized abstracts of titles done in 1927-1928 for the Wright Aeronautical Corporation of Lot 1123, Lot 1121, Lots 1125 and 1127, Lots 1129 and 1131, and Lot 1116 in Patterson, N.J. (162 pages).

Folder #14 File folder: titled “Plant #2 Mahony-Troast Construction Dinner. The file contains: --a printed program for “Contractors’ Dinner to Officials of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation to Mark the Completion of Building Eighteen” and a printed invitation and a printed seating list. All are dated June 17, 1940. --a photograph ( 8 x 10) of an aerial view of Plant #2 and a photograph of Plant #3 of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation located in Fairlawn, New Jersey. No date but both are marked “Confidential.” --A typed “Interesting Facts in Connection With Materials Used” in the construction of New Factory Building – Plant No. 2 in Patterson, New Jersey (2 pages) and a one page handwritten draft. --a printed poster (19 x 25 in) published by the Mahony-Troast Construction Company listing all the contractors who were able to build the factory in only 84 days “in Winter Weather.” The poster includes progress photographs dated November 1, 1939 and January 23, 1940. --original signed letter from Paul L. Troast of the Mahony-Troast Construction Company to Ronald S. Gall of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation transmitting invitations and program for the June 17 event. (1 page).

Folder #15 Folder: Original Curtiss-Wright Corporation Inter-Office Memorandum from William B. Robertson to Earl Hughes relating to photographs of the Kingbird dated June 19, 1931. The memo is signed by Robertson. (1 page).

Document Box 7: Curtiss-Wright Corporation Histories and Publication Files

Folder #1 File folder: labeled “Record Dates in the History of the Curtiss Wright Corporation.” The file contains: --One typed and one mimeograph copy of “Record Dates in the History of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Compiled by: Roosevelt Der Tatevasion.” This chronology contains brief descriptions of events for the period from 1900 to November 10, 1939; a one page bibliography, and a one page table of types of Wright engines (52 pages). The file includes an inter-office memorandum from H. E. Linsley to Mark E. Nevils dated May 22, 1944 that transmits the “record dates” for inclusion in “the Curtiss-Wright compilation.” The memo includes corrections to be made.

Folder #2 File folder--a typed chronology of “Record Dates” for the period from February 8, 1908 to August 4, 1939. (4 pages).

Folder #3 File folder: labeled “Wright Aeronautical Corporation History.” A typed ten page history covering the period from 1903 to 1939.

Folder #4 File folder: labeled “Curtiss-Wright Corporation.” A typed eight page history covering the period from 1929 to approximately 1934.

Folder #5 File folder: labeled “History of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.” Two copies of a twenty page “History of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation” covering the period from 1903 to 1941.

Folder #6 File folder: labeled “A History of Progress: Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Airplane Division.” Two copies of a 41 page typed history covering the period from 1911 to 1944. The file includes charts showing “acceptances” of principal models from 1936 to 1945 and employment and payroll data. The file includes a photograph and negative of a factory building (marked Exhibit Us 16); two copies of a photograph of a drawing of a factory (probably Wood-Ridge, New Jersey) marked Exhibit E; and photographs of six newspaper clippings from 1920-1921 relating to plants in Patterson, New Jersey. (Photos and negatives removed to photo files)

Folder #7 File folder: labeled “Glenn Curtiss signed letter.” Original signed typed letter from Glenn Curtiss to Beryl Kendrick dated April 23, 1918. The letter instructs Kendrick to discontinue all expenses by the Atlantic City Company (Curtiss is “temporary President” of the company). The letter is signed “G.H. Curtiss.”

Folder #8 File folder: labeled “Wright’s First Motor.” One 7x5 in print and negative of the Wright’s first engine. The photo has the caption “The Wright’s first engine weighed 152 pounds. The powerplant developed nearly 16 hp at 1,200 rpm on its initial test.

Folder #9 File folder: A typed “Curtiss-Wright Airplane Division History-Contributions to World War II.” (12 pages).

File folder: labeled “Alaskan Airways, 1931.” The file contains an original signed Curtiss-Wright Corporation Inter-office Memorandum from Stanley W. Jacques to E. E. Hughes transmitting a photograph of “a Commuter owned by Alaskan Airways.” (1 page). The photograph is 2.5 x 4.5 inches and faded. [moved to photo files].

Folder #10 File folder: labeled “Reprint “Naval Aviation News” History WAD. The file contains a reprint of an article that appeared in “Naval Aviation News” NAVAER No.00-75R-3, October 1957, pages 29 through 33. The subject of the article is “Naval Air and Curtiss-Wright” and is the tenth in a series of feature articles on companies that built aircraft for the U. S. Navy written by J. K. Ready. The article includes illustrations.

Folder #11 File folder: labeled “The History of Flight.” A typed “History of Flight” covering the period from 1782 to post-World War 1. The author is unknown but it appears this document was prepared for or by the Public Relations Department of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. (3 pages).

Folder #12 File folder: labeled “Chronology of Flight.” Two copies of a typed Chronology of Flight issued by the Public Relations Department of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. The six page chronology covers the period from 1783 to 1953 and is dated December 16, 1953.

Folder #13 File folder: labeled “Delta Air Lines, Inc.” The file contains a typed six page “Brief History of Delta Air Corporation” covering the period from 1923 to 1940.

Folder #14 Accordion file folder: labeled “Real Estate and Housing Developments – Bronx- Queens –LIC. The file contains a printed brochure “The Gate is Open to Green Acres, A Park Community Designed for Modern Living” published by Green Acres Estates, Inc. and the May, 1938 edition of “Queens Borough” published by the Chamber of Commerce of the Borough of Queens.

Folder #15 Accordion file folder: labeled “Miscellaneous Brochures – 15.” The file contains: --First in Flight: Curtiss-Wright, no date, good illustrations --A Gallery of Air Power: Original Paintings by Frank Lemon --Cutaway Views Cyclone 18BA (includes 3D glasses ti view engine photo --post card from Ala Littoria S. A. --Fighting Aircraft of the United Nations: Curtiss Electric Propellers (contains color drawings of aircraft) --Curtiss Electric Propeller; Automatic Synchronizer, Hollow Steel Blade Propeller, and Proportional Governor. These are “Transvision” publications incorporating plastic pages providing cutaway views. --Photo Art in the Aircraft Engine Field: A Catalog of Selected Publicity Photographs

Folder #16 File folder: no label. The folder contains two pages with four photographs per page issued by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation Public Relations Bureau. The planes are the Curtiss Robin, the Travel Air Mystery S, the Curtiss Kingbird, the Keystone Commuter, the Keystone Air Yacht, Curtiss Carrier Pigeon II, Travel Air, and Curtiss Bleecker Helicopter.

Folder #17 File folder: labeled “Newspaper Clippings.” The file contains clippings about Curtiss-Wright plants and activities from August 26, 1940 to February 7, 1946. Most of the clippings are from the Buffalo Courier Express and the Buffalo Evening News with a few from the New York Times and the Columbus Citizen. Many of the clippings have become brittle.

Folder #18 File folder: no label. Contains inter-office memoranda and correspondence 1947-1948 relating primarily to public relations activities and publications. The file includes a reprint of an article about the Curtiss-Wright Corporation from the April 1934 issue of Aero Digest; a copy of “Major Problems and Time Elements in Expanding the Aircraft Industry in World War II” by Guy W. Vaughan: a “condensed” list of news items prepared in August, 1947 by John T. Wetzel; information for the 1948 Aircraft Yearbook including a four page corporate history and photographs of engines; a March 1948 press release for World Aviation Annual about 1947 operations of the three aircraft manufacturing divisions; a copy of a story to be published in the World Aviation Annual for 1948 about the Wright Aeronautical Corporation for review and comment; an undated 12 page report of activities of the engine-building division in World War II; a copy of a 1946 brochure titled “Curtiss-Wright Corporation: Its Divisions, Its Products;” and a two page press release about the Wright Aeronautical Division in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey prepared by the Public Relations Department on June 18, 1952.

Folder #19 File folder: no label. A printed invitation (5.5 x 4 in) by the Sierra Aircraft Company to visit the Sierra Airdrome to see Curtiss Oriole and JN4D airplanes on exhibition. There is also an envelope addressed to Harrison Townsend, Jr. in Pasadena postmarked February 25, 1920 (or 1926).

Folder #20 envelope with printed return address Curtiss Engineering Corporation: labeled “Curtiss Russia, Newspaper Clippings re British Trade Agreement, Cuthen, White, Hutchkiss & Mills.” The envelope contains one clipping from The Times and two from The Daily Telegraph all dated March 17, 1921 and all relating to the signing of a trade agreement with the Russian government. These clippings were probably collected as background information for legal proceedings relating to sale of Curtiss Flying Boats to Russian in 1915.

Folder #21 File folder: Curtiss-Wright Corporation “Organization Set-Up” July 3, 1943. Single page typed document.

File Folder: labeled “Curtiss-Wright Women Workers (source) Paterson, Caldwell, Buffalo, St. Louis, Columbus.” The folder contains material gathered by the Public Relations Manager in June 1943 about women war workers for Mademoiselle Magazine. There are photographs (8 x 10) of women doing various kinds of work in the Buffalo, Missouri, Ohio, and New Jersey plants and photographs and printed material about the “Engineering Cadettes of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. There is a transmittal memo from each plant covering the photographs and providing narrative and statistical information about women war workers. Most photographs have captions pasted to them. Photographs moved to Photo Box #19

File folder: labeled “Navy Data.” The file contains: --a one page typed history of aircraft Bureau No. 8507 PK-1 of Scouting Force Patrol Wing Two. Probably written in 1938 or 1939. --a typed seven page history of “The Flying Boat of Yesterday.” The document describes flights and aircraft from 1911 to probably 1930.

Document Box 8: Curtiss-Wright Corporation Materials

File Folders 1 thru 7 Stock Certificates: Original printed stock certificates issued by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation between 1936 and 1965 that appear to have been involved with transfer of ownership. There are certificates for both Common and Class A Shares for both 100 shares and Less than 100 Shares. (194 certificates).

Corporate Seals:

--one small silver hand seal: Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Corporate Seal, 1929, Delaware --one small black table seal: The Marquette Metal Products Company, Seal, Cleveland O. (a Curtiss-Wright non-aviation subsidiary manufacturing textile spindles, fuel injectors for diesels, and windshield wipers). --one large black table seal: L. G. S. Spring Clutch Corporation, Seal, Indiana (a subsidiary of Curtiss-Wright).

Document Box 9: Miscellaneous Curtiss-Wright Financial, Legal, and Public Relations Material

Folder #1 --Carbon copy of a letter (11 pages plus cover) from Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery, Accountants and Auditors, New York City to James F. Prince, Treasurer of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation dated June 24, 1927. The letter is a “tentative computation of the bonus accruing to George W. Goetals & Company, Inc., for the ten months ended October 31, 1919, under its contract of April 1, 1918 with the Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation.” The managerial contract was terminated as of November 1, 1919 and a lump sum payment of $75,000 was made pending determination of the actual amount of bonus due which was not done until after settlement of government claims in 1927. The letter contains details about net profit and loss, expenses, and adjustments to earnings including a special reserve and depreciation for the Simplex Auto Division.

Folder #2 --Two carbon copies of a letter (22 pages plus cover) from Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery, Accountants and Auditors, New York City to Charles L. Lawrance, President of Wright Aeronautical Corporation dated February 8, 1929. The letter reports the results of an examination of the accounts of the Wright Aeronautical Corporation and its subsidiaries as of December 31, 1928. The letter contains extensive details about earnings, sales, expenses, dividends, unfilled orders, and financial positions and includes balance sheets, an analysis of inventory, and statements about plant additions.

Folder #3 --printed copy (marked number 365) of General Specification for the Design and Construction of Airplanes for the United States Navy (SD-24-C) issued by the Navy Department, Bureau of Aeronautics, October 1, 1932. The 101 page document is marked “Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute of Aeronautics” and appears to have been maintained for reference purposes.

Folder #4 --printed “Record on Appeal” in Curtiss-Wright Corporation against Incorporated Village of Garden City in the Appellate Division- Second Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The summons and complaint were issued October 25, 1944 and the judgment being appealed was entered on June 29, 1945. The case involves restrictive covenants in a deed dated December 27, 1917 to land in Garden City in the town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York. The 427 page document includes the complaint, answer, judgment, testimony, and exhibits including photographs of buildings and maps.

Folder #5 --a black three-ring binder containing “Exhibit W: Description of Real Estate, Buildings and Improvements Owned by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation.” The document describes the properties known as “Plant No. 1” and “Plant No. 2” at Paterson, New Jersey. The undated 190 page document contains general descriptions, maps, building plans, and photographs of buildings.

Folder #6 --There is also an undated printed “General Data” on Plants 1 and 2 and a printed “General Information” about the plants dated January, 1947.

Folder #6 --copies of corporate news letters including the “Propeller Division Record” for April, May, July, and November, 1951 and March 1952; the Electronics Division News for November, 1951; and The Curtiss-Wrighter, Wood-Ridge, New Jersey for March, 1969.

Folder #7 --three copies of “Trane Air Weather Magic” volume 4 No. 11 published February, 1941 that contains an article about air conditioning units for the Wright Aeronautical Corporation plant at Fairlawn, New Jersey.

Document Box 10: Miscellaneous Curtiss-Wright Brochures and Manuals

Folder #1 --Instruction Book for Wright Whirlwind Engines (February, 1937)

Folder #2 --Pilot’s Manual: Curtiss Electric Propeller (1943)

Folder #3 --The Curtiss Electric Propeller (1943)

Folder #4 --Electric Propeller Maintenance Tips (no date)

Folder #5 --Prop Tips: The Hydromatic Propeller and Constant Speed Control: Hamilton Standard Propellers (December 1943)

Folder #6 -- A June 1938 edition of an “Overhaul Manual for Wright Cyclone Engines”

Folder #7 --Photographs of Wright Cyclone Engines (March, 1944)

Folder #8 --Description and Aerodynamic Characteristics of the Curtiss-Wright “vee” Tab dated January, 1945.

Folder #9 Accordion file folder: labeled “Curtiss-Wright Forms.” The folder contains various forms used by the company including a Lunch Period Pass, mailing labels, stationary supplies requisitions and catalogs, invoices, daily job cards, gate passes, temporary lay off notice, and attendance records. The forms were approved for use up to 1975.

Document Box 11: Curtiss Airports

Box 6A Airports

Folder: titled “Queens – Plans, North Branch Airport.” The folder contains: --four copies of a map ( 17 x 23 in) of Curtiss-Wright Corporation Property at North Beach, Queens County, New York. (scale 1” = 200 ft) One copy is annotated in blue to show a “Proposed Hydroplane Basin” and “Condemnation Action 6-27-38.” The map is marked in pencil “Submitted by William C. Walker.” --Eight aerial photographs ( 8 x 10 in) of the site. The photographs were taken by McLaughlin Air Service in 1938. Most are marked “Riker Tract.” One photograph is marked “Site of Proposed World’s Fair.” --Printed color map (no date; 20 x 17 in) of area around the “Queens Midtown Tunnel” probably published by the New York City Tunnel Authority to promote use of the tunnel. (scale 1” = 1.5 miles). --Two copies of a printed map (copyright 1924; 28 X 34 in) of the Borough of Queens annotated in red to indicate “Area to be Mapped.” (scale 1=3000). --Blue line map (no date; 10 x 10 in) of the “Riker Tract, Near North Beach, Queens, N. Y.” (no scale). --map (16.5 x 20 in) titled “Study Map For D. S. Riker Estate, June, 1927.” (scale 1” = 80 ft.). --one printed and one blue print copy of map (33 x 35 in) of 1st Ward-Borough of Queens, June 4, 1929. The map is annotated in yellow to show dates of street closings. The map is marked in pencil on reverse with “Riker Map with date of Street Closings Re: Sale to Winston.” (scale 1” = 50 ft.) --Photograph (6.5 X 15 in) of a drawing of the North Beach area including Astoria Blvd. The photograph is labeled Borough of Queens, Office of the President, Topographical Bureau.”

Folder: titled “North Beach, Property, Maps and Photos.” The folder contains: --printed description of the North Beach Airport and Property Plan that appears in the volume described above. -- printed map (no date; 14 x 11 in) of the “Riker Tract, Near North Beach, Queens, N. Y.” The map is annotated with the location of a barn. (no scale). --two copies of an aerial photograph (no date; 21.5 x 17.5 in) produced by the Curtiss-Wright Flying Servive-Photo Division of the North Beach Area. One copy has been annotated with a depiction of the proposed airport facilities. --Two carbon copies of a letter dated April 3, 1939 from G. W. Vaughan, President of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation to John McKenzie, Commissioner of Docks marked “Personal 7 Confidential” that transmits maps and photographs “showing the layout of the Riker Tract owned by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation on Bowery Bay facing North Beach Airport.” The letter states that the Riker Tract was purchased by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation in 1929 for $260,000. Vaughan is offering the tract to the city of New York for $250,000. Attached to the letter are two 8 X 10 inch aerial photographs and one 9 x 11 inch map of the tract. --two copies of a map (1935, 8 X 11 in) of the Glenn Curtiss Airport, North Beach, Long Island showing runways and facilities. The Map was produced by New York Air Terminals, Inc. (no scale). --Blue print copy of a map (October 30, 1934, 9 x 11 in) showing location of Glenn Curtiss Airport. (no scale). --Printed map with color (March, 1931; 25 x 42 in) of the facilities of New York Air Terminals, Inc at North Beach. The map has been annotated in pencil to show proposed changes. (scale 1” = 50 ft.) --two copies of a printed map (March 22, 1933; 17.5 X 24 in) of “North Beach showing property of Curtiss-Wright Air Terminals, Inc with relation to the proposed route of Grand Central Parkway and a recommended relocation of the parkway.” The map has been annotated in green with a proposed runway and in purple recommended line. (scale 1’ = 400 ft.) --Aerial photographs (one 16 x 20 and four 8 x 10 in) of proposed New York City Airport prepared by McLaughlin Aerial Surveys dated October , 1934. --two copies of an aerial photograph (16 x 20 in) of the North Beach area taken by McLaughlin Aerial Surveys. (scale 1” = 400 ft.) --map (November, 1930; 21 x 30 in) of “North Beach Air Terminal General Ultimate Development.” The map was produced by New York Air Terminals, Inc. and is annotated in blue to show a boundary line. (scale 1” = 200 ft.) --printed map (November 25, 1933; 21 x 30 in) of “Grand Central Parkway at North Beach, Queens Co. Showing Changes in Street System.” The map was produced by New York Air Terminals, Inc. and is annotated in blue, red, green, and yellow to show areas to be taken or condemned by the city of New York. (scale 1” = 80 ft.) --photograph (8 x 10 in) of 92nd Street in North Beach dated May 22, 1930. The photo is annotated in pencil to show the location of Bowery Bay Road.

Accordion file folder: titled “Glenn Curtiss Air Port – North Beach – Flushing.” The file contains: --two copies of an aerial photograph (8 x 10 in) of the “Proposed New York City Airport” dated March 1934 and marked “Exhibit – I.” --two aerial photographs (8 X 10 in) of North Beach taken by McLaughlin Aerial Surveys dated January 5, 1933 and May 8, 1934. --two aerial photographs (8 X 10 in) of Bowery Bay taken by Fairchild Aerial Surveys and dated June 26, 1929. --three copies of an undated printed pamphlet titled “New York Municipal Airport: A Detailed Description of the Great Air Terminal Constructed by the Work Projects Administration.” (19 pages each copy). --one blue binder labeled “The Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airports Division: Newspaper Publicity in Re Sale of North Beach Airport to the City of New York.” Pasted into the binder are copies of newspaper articles from various newspapers from August 15 to December 23, 1937. The clippings are brown but readable. (32 pages). --one copy of a printed pamphlet titled “New York Municipal Airport, North Beach” that contains a description of the airport facilities, a history of construction, airport statistics, a maps of the airport, and numerous photographs of the facility. (16 pages plus covers). Included with the pamphlet is a printed “Program of Events, New York Municipal Airport Dedication, North Beach, Long Island, Sunday, October Fifteenth, 1939.” (4 pages). It appears that the pamphlet was prepared for the dedication ceremonies.

Accordion file folder: titled “Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Airports.” The folder contains: --one carbon copy of an undated (probably 1933) report on the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, Inc that includes a “Brief History of the Company,” a “Schedule of Corporate Data,” an “outline Map Showing Locations of Properties,” and “Photographs of Facilities Operated.” The document may have been produced to encourage investors. The document contains 8 pages of text, one negative photostatic copy of a map of the United States showing locations of facilities, and 18 aerial photographs (8 x 10 inch) produced by McLaughlin Aerial Surveys of facilities in Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Rockland (Maine), Columbia (South Carolina), Grosse Ile (Michigan), Raleigh (North Carolina),Miami, Kansas City (Kansas), Portland (Maine), Indianapolis, Moline (Illinois), Memphis, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Buffalo, and Hartford.

-- one carbon copy of an undated (probably 1933) report on the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation formerly Curtiss Airports Corporation that includes a “Brief History of the Company,” a “Schedule of Corporate Data,” an “outline Map Showing Locations of Properties,” and “Photographs of Facilities Operated.” The document may have been produced to encourage investors. The document contains 11 pages of text, one negative photostatic copy of a map of the United States showing locations of facilities, and 11 aerial photographs (8 x 10 inch) produced by McLaughlin Aerial Surveys of facilities in Glennview Airport, Chicago; Milwaukee; the Bronx; Alameda, California; San Mateo, California; North Beach, Long Island; Caldwell, New Jersey; Pittsburgh; Glendale, California; East St. Louis, Illinois; and Valley Stream, Long Island.

--One carbon copy of data about the Curtiss-Wright Airport operated at Grand Prairie, Texas. The document (2 pages) gives distances to Dallas and Fort Worth sites and a description of facilities and services. The document includes a map of the Dallas-Fort Worth area; a map of the airport dated April 15, 1931; one 11 x 14 and three 8 x 10 inch aerial photographs of the airport; and one 8 x 10 inch photograph of the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service hangar.

File folder: labeled Barren Island N. Y. C. Curtiss Flying Service.” The file contains one aerial photograph (8 x 10 inch) of Barren Island taken by the Curtiss Flying Service, Inc.

File folder: no label. The file contains two copies of an aerial photograph (15 x 12 inch) of “Myron T. Herrick Airport, Cleveland Ohio, July 14, 1929, General View Looking S.W.”

File folder: labeled “St. Louis, Property, Construction, Hangars & Buildings, Terminal Building & Dormitory, 1930.” The file contains: --a blue print copy of a map (26 x 36 inch) of the Terminal Building at East St. Louis, Illinois, dated November 12, 1929 and annotated in yellow with corrections dated March 12, 1930. (scale 1/8” = 1 ft). --blue print copy of a drawing (no date; 13.5 x 21 inch) of “Platform for Restaurant at Curtiss Airport.” (scale 1/8” = 1 ft). --two pencil sketches on cardboard (11.5 x 8.5 in) of the Study and Lounge and the Caretaker’s Quarters and Dining Room. -correspondence and telegrams between W. G. Hudson in the New York office of the Curtiss Airports Corporation, J. K. Tully of the Curtiss Airports Corporation, W. F. Brown of Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, and Carl T. Batts, Manager of the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service in St. Louis, from January 4 to May 20, 1930 about construction of the terminal building, Curtiss-Steinberg restaurant, and student dormitories.

Letter-size manila folder: the folder is titled “Caldwell Surveys” and contains:

Map of the Curtiss-Wright Air Terminals, Inc. property ar Secaucus, N.J. dated October, 1935 (scale 1” = 300 ft).

Printed color 1929 edition of New Jersey Department of Conservation and Development topographical map (Paterson Sheet) annotated in red to show location of “flying field.”

Blue line copy of map of “Property for Caldwell Wright Airport at Caldwell Township, New Jersey” dated October 2, 1940. (scale is 1” = 200 ft.).

Blue line copy of map of survey for the Curtiss Wright Corporation of Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey. The map covers the area of the Wright Aero Corporation Hangar Plot and the Curtiss Wright Corporation Propeller Division’s Hangar Plot. (scale is 1” = 100 ft).

Printed color 1929 edition of New Jersey Department of Conservation and Development topographical map (Paterson Sheet and Boonton Sheet) annotated in red to show location of an airport and practice areas 1, 2, and 3.

Folder: no label. The folder contains 14 black and white photographs (2.5 x 3.5 in) of a hangar and other buildings pasted on 8 x 10 paper labeled Curtiss Valley Stream Field, Inc. Some of the photographs are of development by the Sterling Estates, Inc and there are two photographs of “Nassau County Police & District Attorney’s men awaiting the parachute jump of Wimmie Beyer. The photos are dated June 4 and June 12, 1936.

Folder: labeled Couse Mobile Airport. The folder contains three 8 x 10 black and white photographs of a truck; a newspaper clipping from the December 4, 1939 edition of the Newark Star-Ledger about the development of “mobile airport units” in Passaic New Jersey that contain a machine shop, welding equipment, two-way radio station, sleeping accommodations, and a power plant intended for use by the military; and a mimeograph copy of “Advance Information on Couse “CA-2” Welding Cruisers.

Folder: labeled “Grand Central Terminal, Los Angeles California.” The folder contains: -- a carbon copy of a typed report of “Advantages of Grand Central Air Terminal, Glendale, California” dated December 26, 1931; an aerial photograph (11 x 14 in)of the airport taken by the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service-Photo Division dated July 19, 1930; a map of the metropolitan Los Angeles area annotated with locations of the Arcade Post Office, Grand Central Air Terminal, and United Airport; a negative photostatic copy of the same general area annotated with distances; and an undated telegram from Curtiss Wright Mosely to the Curtiss-Wright Flying Service noting the terminal has handled more passengers both day and night than any other airport on the pacific coast. It appears this material was put together to convince the Post Office Department to use Grand Central Airport at Glendale.

--A printed brochure titled “With Wings and Courage; Curtiss-Wright Technical Institute” published in 1938 giving the history of the Institute and descriptions of courses. The brochure includes numerous photographs of students in training. There is also an assortment of printed promotional material about the Institute.

Document Box 12: Simplex

Brown File folder marked “Simplex Auto Co Ledger #4:” The folder contains:

--November 27, 1916: Two carbon copy of a “Notice of Special Meeting of Stockholders” quoting the text of resolutions increasing the capital stock and amending the certificate of incorporation that were approved at a meeting of the Board of Directors held November 27, 1916. The stockholders are advised that a special meeting will be held on December 8, 1916. The notice is signed by Edward M. Hagar as President and Gordon Wilson as Secretary. One document is contained in an envelope addressed to Florence Wesley Cartier and the second is addressed to Henry E. Murphy (both in New York City) post marked November 27, 1916. (3 pages each).

--Folder marked “Simplex Stock” containing correspondence from December 13, 1916 to January 31, 1918. The correspondence pertains to efforts to locate the two shares of stock in Simplex Automobile Company owned by Henry C. Murphy and six shares owned by Florence Wesley Cartier. The file includes a carbon copy of a letter Dated December 13,1916 from Gordon Wilson, Secretary of Simplex, to Cartier informing here she is entitled to subscribe to 24 shares of capital stock The letter is contained in an envelop with printed Simples return address marked returned to Sender December 15,1916. The reverse of the envelope has a printed color stamp for the “First Pan-American Aeronautic Exposition” to be held in New York City from February 8 to 15, 1917. There is a carbon copy of a letter from the Treasurer to Company President George H. Houston, dated January 8, 1918 summarizing efforts to locate 18 shares of stock outstanding. There is an original and a carbon copy of a List of Preferred Stockholders as of September 25, 1917. There is a typed transcript of the Certificate of Incorporation dated September 24, 1913 that lists the stockholders, certificate numbers, and number of shares. There is also a spread-sheet of owners of stock in 1915 hand-written in pencil. (16 total pages).

--File marked “Miscellaneous”: The file contains: ---- a printed copy of cross-licensing agreement with the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce (13 pages). The document is unsigned but bears the embossed seal of the Simplex Automobile Company. ----Four copies (2 pages each) of a Resolution of the Board of Directors of the Simplex Automobile Company authorizing the transfer of a parcel of land to the Wasson Piston Ring Company for $2,971.85. The resolution is dated June 7, 1917. ----A carbon copy of the by-laws of Simplex Automobile Company (18 pages, probably 1913). ----A certified copy of a motion authorizing the President of Simplex to borrow $500,000 “as required for the current needs of the company” passed at a meeting held November 27, 1916 (3 pages). The copy is signed by Gordon Wilson and bears the embossed seal of the company. ----A printed copy of the Annual Report of the Simplex Automobile Company signed by George H. Houston as President and W.J. Nixon as Secretary (4 pages). ----n.d. unsigned transcript (1 page) of a resolution ratifying an April19,1917, agreement with the Enterprise Automobile Company relating to “the Dyer Patent.” ----n.d. unsigned transcript (1 page) of a resolution ratifying conveyance of deeds to the St. Peter’s Catholic Church of New Brunswick, N.J. ----Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Nixon to Chase National Bank citing resolution relating to discounting notes passed April 30,1917 ----Original signed memo (1 page) from O. H. Smith to Nixon proposing a resolution authorizing sale of property to the Wasson Piston Ring Co. Attached is a carbon copy (1 page) of a letter from Nixon to Frederick B. Adams announcing a special meeting for June 7, 1917, and an original signed memo from Smith to Nixon relating to the sale to Wasson. ----Carbon copy of a resolution (1 page) authorizing payment passed at a meeting held June 7, 1917. The copy is signed by Nixon and is embossed with the seal of the company. ----Carbon copy of a resolution (1 page) authorizing notes to the National Bank of New Jersey passed at a meeting held June 7,1917. ----Original signed memo from Smith to Nixon requesting certified copy of the resolution relating to the sale of land to Wasson Piston Ring Company dated August 17, 1917. ----Original signed letter (1 page) on Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation letterhead from George H. Houston to Nixon requesting a reminder about the annual stockholders’ meeting to be held in October dated September 18, 1917 ----Original unsigned memo (3 pages) from Houston to Nixon suggesting re-election of the present Board and officers. The letter lists the names of the Board members and officers and notes “No action will be necessary on Glenn L. Martin’s resignation as his period of office expires next Monday.” Attached is a copy (1 page) of the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held October 15, 1917. ----Original letter (1 page) from Hayden, Stone& Co. to Nixon informing him Mr. MacKelvie will be unable to attend the October 15 meeting. ----Carbon copy of an oath (1 page)by Nixon to “faithfully, impartially and justly perform the duties of Secretary of the Simplex Automobile Company.” The unsigned oath is dated October 15, 1917. ----Original letter (1 page) from Chadbourne & Shores to Nixon enclosing an affidavit for signature and insertion in the minute book. ----Carbon copy of an extract (1 page) from the minutes of the meeting of October 15 authorizing depositories of the company to make payments. ----Original signed memo ( page) from Smith to Nixon relating to $64,600 of employee subscriptions to the first Liberty Loan. ----Carbon copy of a memo (1 page) from Hibbard to Nixon requesting a meeting to approve his resignation as Vice President and the election of J. A. Donahue. ----Carbon copy of a letter (1 page) from Hibbard to G.H. Houston and Nixon relating to the company’s note for $10,800 for the second Liberty Loan. ----Carbon copy of a letter from Nixon to Frederick B. Adams dated December 5 announcing the regular meeting will be held December 12, 1917. ----Carbon copy of an extract (1 page) from the minutes of a meeting of December 12 giving the text of a resolution authorizing issuance of notes for payments to allow employees to purchase Liberty Bonds on installment. ---- Carbon copy of a extract (1 page) from the minutes of a meeting of December 12 giving the text of a resolution motion to unanimously elect George H. Houston a Director to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of C.B. Hibbard and elect Houston Vice-President. ----Original memo (1 page) from Hibbard to Nixon dated December 14, 1917, relating to issuance of conditions under which employees subscribe to the first and second Liberty Loans. ---- Carbon copy of a memo (2 pages) from Hibbard to Houston dated December 21, 1917, giving details of subscriptions for the First and Second Liberty Loans. ----Copy of a memorandum (1 page) listing requirements for holding an annual stockholders’ meeting on October 21, 1918. ----Signed carbon copies of Waiver of Notice (4 pages) fixing the date of a special meeting of the Board of Directors for February 1, 1918. The waivers are signed by all the members of the Board of Directors.

--Folder with torn tab marked “… Bankruptcy Proceedings…” The folder contains: ----A signed assignment of title (1 page) to certificate No. 15 for three shares of common stock of Simplex Automobile Company from Henry A. Wise, as trustee in bankruptcy of Boessneck, Broesel, & Company, to Henry Lockhart Jr. dated May 22,1916. Attached is a signed copy of an order (1 page) issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on April 20, 1916, authorizing the assignment. ----A signed notarized carbon copy of the certificate of incorporation of the Empire Foundry Company, New Brunswick, N.J. dated March 21, 1907 (6 pages plus back cover). ---- A signed Bill of Sale (2 pages plus back cover) Dated January 17,1913, from Charles W. Grover to the Empire Foundary Company of “all the right, title, and interest of the Eastern Clock and Speciality Company” in patterns for $150. ----Original signed correspondence (11 pages and 2 envelopes) relating to a special meeting of stockholders of the Empire Foundry Company to be held on March 10,1917. The correspondence includes letters from The Corporation Trust Company to Gordon Wilson, Secretary of the Simplex Automobile Company, informing him of the meeting, requesting him to bring an executed proxy and affidavit (as Secretary of the Empire Foundry Company), and directing him to transfer one share of stock to Glenn L. Martin and one share to C.B. Hibbard. ----A typed copy of the “Empire Foundry Company Report and Balance Sheet, August 31, 1914 (8 pages).

--File marked “Resignations #6”: The file contains11 signed letters (1 page each) dated from February 7, 1917 to February 20, 1918. Most of the letters are on Simplex Automobile Co. printed letterhead stationary and are addressed to “The Board of Directors.” There are letters of resignation for John F. Alvord (February 7, 1917); Edward M. Hagar (February 15,1917); James G. Dudley (February 21, 1917); George M. McAninch (March 2, 1917); Morris Metcalf (March 16, 1917); Gordon Wilson (April 25,1917); Glenn L. Martin (August 27,1917); C. B. Hibbard (on Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation stationary, December 11,1917); and J.A. Donahue (November 20,1918). There is also an original letter (1 page) from Gordon Wilson, Secretary and Treasurer, to Charles E .Davis notifying him of a special meeting of the Directors to be held April 30,1917

Brown folder, Simplex Auto Co

March 21, 1912: Cablegram from Whitesead (probably Wilbur C. Whitehead) to Broesel asking “will you buy all or part of my Simplex stock as always promised am greatly distressed Wilbur has my power attorney answer 217 Fauborg St Honore. (1 page).

Letter-size manila folder, unlabled: Contains:

--April 10, 1916: a typed record on C. M. Keys letterhead of what appear to be transactions from April 3 to April 10 “in A/C with Mr. Henry Lockhart, Jr” for purchase of shares of Simplex Stock. (1 page).

--n.d.: A handwritten list on Wright Company stationary of Simplex Auto Company common and preferred stock. The list contains a certificate number and number of shares. (1 page)

--April 11, 1916: A typed memo from Henry Lockhart, Jr. to The Wright Company advising that”I have purchased for your account the following shares of Simplex Automobile, Inc.” The memo contains the certificate number, number of shares, owner, and price paid. Lockhart states “I am in negotiation for other shares.” (1 page)

-- April 11, 1916: A handwritten list on Wright Company stationary of Simplex Auto Company common and preferred stock. The list contains a certificate number and number of shares. (1 page).

--April 12, 1916: typed copy of a letter from Henry Lockhart, Jr. to The Wright Company reporting that “I have purchased for your account from Alden R. Whitman, 6 shares of Prefered Stock” and “have purchased from the Receivers of Boessneck, Broesel & Company 3 shares of common stock.” (1 page).

-- April 17, 1916: typed copy of a letter from Henry Lockhart, Jr. to The Wright Company reporting that “I am holding for delivery to you 1623 shares of Preferred Stock” and “This cleans up all of the outstanding preferred shares, but leaves in the hands of outsiders 18 shares of Common stock.” (2 pages).

--n.d.: a typed list of preferred and common stock being held by Lockhard that includes certificate number, owner, and number of shares. (1 page).

--n.d.: a handwritten list of common and preferred Simplex stock with number of shares purchased from Lockhart and from (W. B.) Thompson. (1 page-torn) Legal-size manila envelope: “Papers in re old Simplex Company- New York.” Marked #1 in red pencil and #2 in blue. The envelope is addressed to C. T. Neubourg c/o Boessneck, Boesel & Company. The envelope contains:

--February 23, 1912: three copies of a Notice of Special Meeting of stockholders to be held in March, 1912 in New York. (1 page each).

--February 24, 1912: original signed letter from Rollins and Rollins to Herman Broesel informing him they are preparing the minutes of the Director’s meeting of February 23, 1912, that authorized payment of $200,000 and the issuance of 2000 shares of stock to Broessneck, Broesel & Company.. (1 page).

--March 21, 1912: cable on The Anglo-American Telegraph Company form from Broesel to Whitehead stating “impossible for me. Might find buyer at fifty.” (1 page)

--March 26, 1912: original signed letter from Rollins and Rollins to C. T. Neubourg informing him of return of minute book. (1 page). --March 27, 1912: original signed letter from Max Radt, Vice President of The Jefferson Bank enclosing Certificate of Stock No. 15 for 520 shares of stock with instructions for transfer. (1 page).

--March 27, 1912: Cable on Compagnie Francaise des Cables Telegraphiques form from P. A. B.Whitehead to Broesel stating “Transfer Simplex Stock to W. C. Whitehead.” (1 page).

--March 27, 1912: original signed letter from Rollins and Rollins to C. T. Neubourg enclosing a record of the proceedings to increase the capital stock to be “pasted in the minute book.” (1 page). Also original letter to Herman Broesel informing him of the letter to Neubourg. (1 page).

--March 28, 1912: copies of letters from the President of Simplex to Halle & Stieglitz and Robert Behr instructing them to transfer a stock certificate for 100 shares of Mr. W. C. Whitehead. (1 page each).

--March 28, 1912: copy of a letter from the President of Simplex to Max Radt, Vice President of The Jefferson Bank acknowledging instructions for transfer of 520 shares of capital stock. (1 page).

March 29, 1912: original signed letter from Rollins and Rollins to H. Broesel calling attention to the fact the annual meeting of the Simplex Automobile Co. should be held April 1, 1912. (1 page)

--April 1, 1912: original signed letter from Halle & Stieglitz to Simplex Automobile Company enclosing check for $8,000 for 100 shares of stock. (1 page).

1912: Two unsigned carbon copies of proxies for a Special Meeting of the Simplex Automobile Company to be held in March 1912. (1 page each).

--October 6, 1913: Certified copy of resolution adopted at meeting of stockholders of Simplex Automobile Company authorizing the President and Secretary to execute an assignment of 1,000 shares of capital stock of Empire Foundry Company, a New Jersey corporation. The copy is signed by C. T. Neubourg and is embossed with the seal of the Simplex Automobile Company. (2 pages plus cover).

--November 3, 1913: an unsigned copy of a resolution adopted by the Board of Directors authorizing J. Hopkins Smith, Jr. (a Director and Vice-President) to sign documents in the absence of the President. 1 page plus cover)

--November 14, 1913: carbon copy of a Voting Trust Agreement between Otto Boessneck, Henry Lockhart, Jr., G.Y. Lansing and Hobard J. Park who own $271,500 of common stock. The copy is signed by all the parties. (9 pages plus cover).

--November 17, 1913: signed and notarized copy of a Unanimous consent of Stockholders to reduction in Capital Stock of Simplex Automobile Company. The stock was reduced from $1,000,000 (ten thousand shares) to $1,000 (ten shares). The document is signed by all the stockholders. (6 pages plus cover)

--November, 1913: signed receipt by Wilbur C. Whitehead for 50 shares of preferred stock of the Simplex Automobile Company. (1 page).

-- November, 1913: signed receipt by Wilbur C. Whitehead for 110 shares of common stock and 220 shares of preferred stock of the Simplex Automobile Company. (1 page).

--December 17, 1913: Letter form Wilbur Whitehead to the Simplex Company requesting the company to transfer to his name the 100 shares owned by his wife.

--January 29, 1914: Two carbon copies of a Memorandum Governing Voting Trustees. Both are signed by Henry Lockhart, Jr. and Hobart J. Park and G. Y. Lansing. (2 pages)

--May 26, 1914: copies of letters to Hobart J. Park and G. Y. Lansing and J. Hopkins Smith informing them the Voting Trust Agreement has been signed and ready for delivery. (1 page for each letter).

--May 28, 1914: original signed letter from J. M. Lange to Otto Boessneck acknowledging receipt of letter of May 26 to Smith. (1 page).

--May 29, 1914: original signed letter from Garret Y. Lansing to Otto Broesneck acknowledging receipt of letter of May 26

--August 12, 1914: original signed letter from Crocker and Wickes to Henry Lockhart, Jr. President of Simplex Automobile Company Acknowledging receipt of stock trust certificate No. 5 for 1,000 shares of Simplex Stock. (1 page).

--September 9, 1914: An original signed letter from Forsyth Wickes to C. T. Neubourg of Simplex Automobile Company transmitting forms for notice and proxy for the annual meeting to be held September 21, 1914. (3 pages).

--September 12 to October 1, 1914: Signed proxies for the Annual Meeting of the Simplex Automobile Company, Inc to be held in Wilmington, Delaware on September 24, 1914. All of the proxies appoint William J. Maloney and Herbert E. Latter as agent. There are proxies for G. E. Franquist, David M. Goodrich, Carla Broesel, Herman Broesel, Josiah Zinnting, C. L. Linberry, Chauncey D. Hakes, Gerritt Y. Lansing, Frank Haek (?), J. Hopkins Smith, Robert Behr, and Henry Lockhart, (14 pages).

--September 24, 1914: Signed proxy of William J. Maloney appointing Oscar J. Reich as agent for the Adjourned Annual Meeting to be held in Wilmington Delaware on September 25, 1914. (1 page).

--September 24, 1914 Affidavit of Mailing of Notice of Annual Meeting signed by C. T. Neubourg as Secretary of the Simplex Automobile Company. Attached is a copy of the notice of the meeting to be held September 21, 1914. (2 pages plus back cover).

--September 26, 1914: Signed proxy of William J. Maloney appointing Oscar J. Reich as agent for the Adjourned Annual Meeting to be held in Wilmington Delaware on September 28, 1914. (1 page).

--October 2, 1914: Signed proxy of William J. Maloney appointing Oscar J. Reich as agent for the Adjourned Annual Meeting to be held in Wilmington Delaware on October 5, 1914. (1 page).

--October 13, 1914: Carbon copy of a letter from William J. Maloney to Crocker and Wickes of New York City enclosing minutes of meetings held September 21, 25 and 28 and October 5 and 13, 1914.

--October 15, 1914: Signed letter from Crocker and Wickes on Company letterhead to the Simplex Automobile Company transmitting a letter from the Corporation Trust Company relating to transfer of stock to Mr. Konig. (1 page).

--October 19, 1914: Typed draft of minutes of the regular annual meeting of the Board of Directors of Simplex Automobile Company. The minutes note the names of persons elected as Directors, Henry Lockhart elected both President and first Vice-President, J. Hopkins Smith elected second Vice-President, C. T. Neubourg elected Secretary, and the By-Laws were amended to change the start of the fiscal year. (4 pages).

--November 13, 1915 carbon copy of Affidavit of Mailing of Notice of Special Meeting of Stockholders that includes the names of the stockholders (2 pages plus cover)

-- November 13, 1915 carbon copy of Affidavit of Mailing of Notice of Special Meeting of Stockholders that includes the names and addresses of the stockholders (2 pages plus cover).

--December 1, 1915: unsigned carbon copy of option to the Wright Company to purchase 9,750 shares of preferred stock in the Simplex Automobile Company. (1 page plus cover).

March 16, 1916: Certified extract from the minutes of a special meeting of the Board of Directors of Simplex Automobile Company held March 13, 1916. The extract records the election of Edward M. Hagar as President of the Company and is signed by C. T. Neubourg as Secretary and is embossed with the Company’s seal. (1 page).

--October 15, 1917: copy of minutes of a regular Annual Meeting of Stockholders held in New York City. The meeting elected eleven Directors. (3 pages)

--October 17, 1917 handwritten letter from Charles Davis to C.B. Hibbard confirming Davis’ resignation as a director of the Simplex Company (1 page)

Document Box 13: Curtiss Wright House Organs

Publications: Trade Windsv3n10 to Winter 1947

Miniature "Trade Winds" (no date mid-1940's)

"Service News" v1n1 to v3n3

Document Box 14: Curtiss Board Minutes Book

Bound Volume of Curtiss Executive Committee Miniutes "#8" (red rot)

Airport Book - Oversized Not In Box

CURTISS-WRIGHT AIRPORTS. Ca. 1929. 1 vol (15.5 x 11.5 x.5 in) 55 pages A one volume publication titled “Curtiss-Wright Airports:A Nation-wide Chain of Strategically Located Ports” published by the Curtiss-Wright Airport Corporation, New York City.The volume contains maps showing locations of the 12 airports and 35 Flying Service bases operated by the company, airport property plans, photographs and illustrations of facilities, and descriptions of facilities and services provided and planned. The introduction states the Curtiss-Wright Airports Corporation plans to “serve the entire aviation industry” by building a nation-wide chain of modern airports containing service facilities” that are “open to every legitimate aviation enterprise and private individual.” The airports described in the volume include: Curtiss Airport Valley Stream; North Beach Airport at Bowery Bay, New York City; Essex Airport at Caldwell, New Jersey; Hadley Airport at New Brunswick, New Jersey; Curtiss Airport at Baltimore; Bettis Airport at Pittsburgh; Herrick Airport at Cleveland; Curtiss Airport at Chicago; Curtiss-Wright Airport at Milwaukee; Curtiss-Steinberg Airport at St. Louis; Grand Central Terminal at Los Angeles; and Alameda Airport at San Francisco.

Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Airfield - Airport
  • Correspondence
  • Glenn Martin Company
  • Simplex Corporation
  • Stock - Shareholder
  • Wright Aeronautical
  • Wright Company

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