Harry Bingham Brown Scrapbook

Collection ID:
Brown, Harry Bingham
bulk 1912-1946
Physical Description:
0.35 Cubic feet
(1 box)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains material about Harry Bingham Brown's flying exhibitions and his 1912 altitude record. Materials in this collection include one scrapbook of newspaper clippings and articles, 24 photographs, a piece of correspondence from A. Leo Stevens, two magazines, and his Early Birds membership certificate.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Harry Bingham Brown (1883-1954) was born in Walpole, New Hampshire. He was an amateur pilot and in August 1911 was awarded his Aviator's Certificate by the Royal Aero Club in England. With A. Leo Stevens as his manager, Brown gained associations with other pioneering aviators, such as George W. Beatty, Harry Atwood, Ruth Law, and her husband, F. Rodman Law, who conducted many daring parachute jumps from Brown's Wright airplane. In 1912 Brown set a new passenger-carrying altitude record, flying 5,000 feet high with Isabella Patterson as his passenger. Brown continued flying exhibitions until his retirement in 1914.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Colleen Apte, Gift, 2014

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Harry Bingham Brown Scrapbook, Accession 2014-0038, 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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics -- Records Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stevens, Albert Leo, 1873-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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