Montgomery, John J. (John Joseph), 1858-1911

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Inventor and physics professor from Monterey, Calif.

From the description of John J. Montgomery papers, 1885-1947 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24773996

John Joseph Montgomery (1858-1911) was an inventor and physics professor interested in aeronautics from Monterey, Calif. Montgomery was the son of Zach Montgomery of Fruitland farm, near San Diego, Calif. His early aeronautical experiments were in San Diego County; later he taught at Santa Clara College and was head of the physics department while he continued his inventions and experiments. He was killed in a crash during a flight attempt.

See also Quest for Flight: John J. Montgomery and the Dawn of Aviation in the West, Craig S. Harwood and Gary B. Fogel [University of Oklahoma Press, 2012).

From the guide to the John J. Montgomery Papers, 1885-1947, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

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referencedIn Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910. Octave Chanute papers, 1807-1955 (bulk 1860-1910). Library of Congress
referencedIn Santa Clara University Archives Silicon Valley History Online collection, 1700-1986, (bulk 1860-1930) Santa Clara University Archives
creatorOf Montgomery, John C., 1851-. Dictation for John C. Montgomery : Denver, Arapahoe County : ms., [ca. 1885-1887]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Wilson, Gill Robb. Papers, 1917-1963. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf John J. Montgomery Papers, 1885-1947 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Montgomery, John J. (John Joseph), 1858-1911. John J. Montgomery papers, 1885-1947 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Santa Clara University ClaraVision photograph collection, 1854-1985, 1870-1950 Santa Clara University Archives
creatorOf Montgomery, John Joseph, 1858-1911. Soaring flight / by John J. Montgomery. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Montgomery, John Joseph, 1858-1911. Soaring flight / by John J. Montgomery. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Octave Chanute Papers, 1807-1955, (bulk 1860-1910) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918. person
correspondedWith Chanute, Octave, 1832-1910. person
associatedWith Santa Clara University (Calif.) Archives corporateBody
associatedWith Santa Clara University (Calif.). University Archives. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Gill Robb. person
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Aeronautics--Early works to 1900
Aeronautics--Experiments--History--19th century
Physicists--History--19th century
Gliders (Aeronautics)--History
Aerodynamics
Stockholders--History--19th century
Gliding and soaring--Experiments--History
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Birth 1858-02-15

Death 1911-10-31

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