Foulke Ticket and Washington letter, 1784
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0524
Creators:
Foulke, Dr.
Dates:
1784
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.01 cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of a ticket from Doctor Foulke to George Washington for Foulke's pneumatics lecture and the first balloon exhibit in America. Framed with the ticket is a letter from Washington, regretting that he cannot attend the lecture.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Dr. Foulke was a surgeon, who in his leisure time joined Francis Hopkinson in introducing ballooning to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Foulke invited General George Washington to one of his pneumatics lecture when Washington was in Philadelphia for a Society of the Cincinnati meeting.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
A photograph is available.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Harry F. Guggenheim Collection, gift, 1968, XXXX-0524, unknown

Container
1

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pneumatics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Foulke, Dr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/