Alfred Edward Moore Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2019.0009
Creators:
Hazen, Henry Allen, 1849-1900
Moore, Alfred Edward
Dates:
1886-1887
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of two letters from Henry Allen Hazen to Alfred Edward Moore as well as two news clippings.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two letters from Henry Allen Hazen to Alfred Edward Moore. The first, dated May 19, 1887, discusses their upcoming flight in the
World
balloon including an interview Hazen had with a reporter about the flight and about necessary provisions. The second letter, dated June 28, 1887, includes observations from that same flight as well as notes about the scientific data they obtained and the post-flight coverage in the press. The collection also includes a copy of an article by Edward Duffy about the
World
balloon flight entitled "Three Miles High in a Balloon," dated December 1887; and the September 1886 issue of
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine
, which includes an article by Moore and one by John G. Doughty about earlier balloon flights.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in chronological order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Alfred Edward "Fred" Moore (1858-1890) was a balloonist who made several ascents in and around Winsted, Connecticut. In June 1887, Moore ascended from St. Louis, Missouri in a balloon that was financed by the
New York World
and the
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
on an expedition that included Henry Allen Hazen, a meterologist with the U. S. Signal Service Weather Bureau, photographer John G. Doughty, and Edward Duffy, correspondent. Though widely reported to have reached an altitude of 16,000 feet, the flight was cut short due to a hand injury sustained by Moore upon take-off as well as mechanical difficulties.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2019.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Carlton Moore, Gift, 2018, NASM.2019.0009

Digital Content

Using the Collection
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Alfred Edward Moore Collection, NASM.2019.0009, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hazen, Henry Allen, 1849-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Alfred Edward 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/