1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Kress, Wilhelm, 1836-1913--Correspondence.

  1. Octave Chanute papers, 1807-1955

    10,325 items. 46 containers plus 1 oversize. 17.4 linear feet. 25 microfilm reels. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Civil engineer and aviation pioneer. The bulk of the collection relates to Chanute's experiments with gliders and his scientific and financial support of aeronautical pioneers. Other papers concern his career as a builder of railroads and his service as chief engineer of the Erie Railroad and railroads in Illinois and Kansas.