Elsbeth and Margarete Grosse Balloon Ascension Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.1171
Dates:
1910
Languages:
German
This collection is in
German
.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
On March 27 and 28, 1910, sisters Elsbeth and Margarete Grosse of Meisen, Germany made an ascent in the "Graf Zeppelin" balloon that was piloted by Karl Hackstetter. This collection consists of a logbook and three letters written by the Grosse sisters to Hackstetter.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a logbook entitled "Dresdener Wallfahrt 1910 - Wallfahrt des sächsischen ballon 'Graf Zeppelin', 27 u. 28 März 1910" ("Dresden Pilgrimage 1910 - Pilgrimage of the Saxon balloon 'Graf Zeppelin', March 27-28 1910"). The log contains entries (written in German Sütterlin script) written from 5:57 AM, March 27 to 3:23 AM, March 28. It is not known if the log was kept by Hackstetter or by either of the Grosse sisters. Also included in the collection are three letters written by the Grosse sisters to Hackstetter, dated April 4, 19 and 20, 1910, with an account of their balloon ascent.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by type of material, with the letters in chronological order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
On March 27 and 28, 1910, sisters Elsbeth and Margarete Grosse of Meisen, Germany made an ascent in the "Graf Zeppelin" balloon. The balloon was piloted by Karl Hackstetter (1876-1932), a balloonist, aeronaut, and designer of airships and airplanes. Margarete Grosse later wrote a book,
Frauen auf Ballon- und Bergfahrten (Women in Balloons and Mountain Climbing)
, dedicated to her sister and published in 1951.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged and described in 2012 by Allan Janus. Encoded in 2020 by Jessamyn Lloyd.
Author
Allan Janus
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, Gift, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.1171

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
Elsbeth and Margarete Grosse Balloon Ascension Collection, NASM.XXXX.1171, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Balloons Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Logbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hackstetter, Karl Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grosse, Elsbeth Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grosse, Margarete 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/