Aaron A. Sargent 1883 Designs for Aerial Ship
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2000.0032
Creators:
Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887
Dates:
1883
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
This collection consists of drawings relating to Aaron A. Sargent's designs for an Aerial Ship in 1883

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of approximately eighteen sheets of drawings, descriptions and calculations relating to Aaron A. Sargent's designs for an Aerial Ship. These early dirigible designs are dated June 2, 1883 and are believed to have been drawn during Sargent's tenure as Minister to Germany.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement; just one folder of material.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Aaron Augustus Sargent (1827-1887) was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. After working in the printer's trade in Philadelphia, PA, he moved to Washington, DC and became Secretary to a Member of Congress. He later owned a paper in Nevada City, CA and studied law there, subsequently serving as District Attorney and as Representative to the Thirty-seventh Congress. He served as a United States Senator from 1873-1879. In January 1878 he introduced to the Senate a bill that was to be adopted in 1920 as the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting suffrage to women. Sargent returned to California in 1880. He was appointed Minister to Germany (1882-1884) and thereafter practiced law in San Francisco, CA.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2018.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
David I. and Janice Sargent Lamphier, Gift, 2000, NASM.2000.0032

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Aaron A. Sargent 1883 Designs for Aerial Ship, NASM.2000.0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- pre-1903 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Airships Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
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