Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company Circular, Stationery, and Stock Certificate
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1027
Creators:
Petersen, Carl W.
Dates:
1886
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.13 cubic feet
1 flat box
Repository:
This collection consists of a Petersen's American Aerial Navigation company circular, stationery, and stock certificate.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of an 8.5 x 11 inch company circular addressed to Mrs. Elisabeth Bender, Stockholder, dated January 1885; a 9 x 12 inch handwritten letter in German addressed to Governor Frederick Bender, dated 8 January 1886; and a 11 x 7 inch stock certificate for five $2.00 shares dated 3 January 1885 made out to Mrs. Elisabeth Bender.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged at the item level.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Captain Carl W. Petersen was a mariner, aviator, explorer, and inventor, who proposed to cross the Atlantic in five aerial tacks (risings and lowerings) in an "oblong, horizontal flat reefable gas-vessel" airship propelled by an electric motor, and promising the stability of a sailing ship. He formed and was president of Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company and received patents for his airship.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2018.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown - found in collection, Unknown, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.1027YEAR.####

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Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation note
Petersen's American Aerial Navigation Company Circular, Stationery, and Stock Certificate, NASM.XXXX1027, 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.

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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