1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Ballooning--Washington (D.C.).

  1. William Jones Rhees papers, 1856-1885

    150 items. 1 container plus 7 oversize. 1.8 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Chief clerk of the Smithsonian Institution. Correspondence to Laura O. Clarke Rhees, his first wife, on his Christian beliefs, their marriage and family, life in Washington, D.C., his work at the Smithsonian Institution, T. S. C. Lowe and balloon ascensions on the National Mall, and the American Civil War. Seven scrapbooks with newspaper clippings pertaining to scientific discoveries, the history of the Smithsonian, education in public schools, cultural events, and social concerns in the United States.