Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics, 1539-1929 (bulk 1780-1920).

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Tissandier, Gaston, 1843-1899. Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics, 1539-1929 (bulk 1780-1920).

Tissandier collection on the history of aeronautics, 1539-1929 (bulk 1780-1920).

Correspondence, writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, graphic material, memorabilia, and other papers collected by Gaston Tissandier and his brother Albert with additions by Gaston's son, Paul. Also includes the collection of Dupuis-Delcourt, brought together prior to 1860, and later purchased by Gaston Tissandier. Primarily files on pioneering aeronauts (air pilots) and airship builders from the first century of flight which pertain chiefly to balloon flights of the 18th and 19th centuries. Subjects also include early heavier-than-air flight, the Société Aéronautique et Météorologique de France, the political climate in France during the Second Republic and the Second Empire, the Franco-Prussian War, and the siege of Paris. Includes art work of Albert Tissandier, chiefly illustrations of Gaston's aeronautical projects. Correspondents include Benjamin Franklin and Antoine Laurent Lavoisier.

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