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Octave Chanute, black and white head and shoulders portrait photograph.

Flying Manuscripts

Posted by: Lewis Wyman

The Library of Congress Manuscript Division holds the papers of aviation pioneer Octave Chanute, which include correspondence between Chanute, George Spratt, and the Wright Brothers. These letters provide insights into their aeronautical experiments as they share ideas on wing design, lift, drag and other problems facing early experimenters.