George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford, Letter Regarding Early Ballooning

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0995
Creators:
Walpole, George. Earl of Orford
Dates:
bulk 1785
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one 16 x 12 inch folded, handwritten letter, with a partial wax seal. In this letter to Lord Sydney, written less than three months after Jean-Pierre Blanchard's successful crossing of the English Channel with Dr. John Jeffries, Walpole expresses confidence in the importance of ballooning as a military advancement.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
George Walpole succeeded his father as Earl of Oxford in 1751. Lord Oxford served as a Lord of the Bedchamber to King George II until the latter's death, and then to King George III until 1782, and was Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk from 1757 until his own death. George Walpole never married and at his death all of his titles, except the title of Baron Clinton, were passed to his uncle Horace Walpole.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift, Unknown

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Preferred Citation
George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford, Letter Regarding Early Ballooning, Accession XXXX-0995, 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
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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