Theodore G. Ellyson Correspondence

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0615
Creators:
Ellyson, Theodore Gordon, 1885-1928
Dates:
1911-1914
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.23 Cubic feet
(1 slim legal document box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of copies of letters written between Ellyson and others concerning then-Lieutenant Ellyson's aviation experiments of 1911-1914. Many of the letters are directed to Captain Washington I. Chambers and include monthly progress reports and travel and expense statements.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Theodore G. 'Spuds' Ellyson (1885-1928), Glenn Curtiss' first seaplane pupil, became the first United States Naval Aviator. Ellyson flew the first night flight by a naval seaplane (the Curtiss A-1) and the first successful catapult launch from an anchored barge. Commander Ellyson made many significant contributions in naval aviation before his death in 1928, in an airplane crash off Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No donor information, unknown, unknown, XXXX-0615, unknown

General
General
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Conditions Governing Use
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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics -- Records Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seaplanes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss A-1 (AH-1) Type Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Naval aviation Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Ellyson, Theodore Gordon, 1885-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Navy Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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