1783 Balloon Project Leaflet
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0823
Dates:
1783
Languages:
French
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Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
One folder
Repository:
A printed leaflet, dated 1783, calling for a public subscription to raise money for a group of scientists, headed by a Monsieur Housz, engineer, to build and launch a passenger-carrying balloon.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of one small printed leaflet, written in French.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The leaflet is written in French; but reference is made to the "Capital of the Empire", which may refer to Vienna. The deadline for contributions for the project was noted as the end of January, 1784. A balloon built by Alois von Widmannstetter was flown three times from a garden in Vienna on January 14, 1784, and Johann Georg Stuwer made balloon flights from the Prater in Vienna beginning in 1784.

Administration
Author
Allan Janus
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Library of Congress, Transfer, 1934.
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Allan Janus, 2024.

Container
1

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
1783 Balloon Project Leaflet, Acc. XXXX.0823, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Keywords
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Aeronautics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons -- pre-1900 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Balloons -- History Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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