S.P. Langley papers, 1866-1926.


Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906. S.P. Langley papers, 1866-1926.

S.P. Langley papers, 1866-1926.

Scientific and professional correspondence, including letters from Alexander Agassiz, Edward E. Hale, Oliver W. Holmes, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Rudyard Kipling, Robert T. Lincoln, Samuel S. McClure, Herbert Spencer, and Gideon Welles.

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