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P2903 Archive, re Lawrence Hargrave, accumulated by William Hudson Shaw, Australia, 1856-c1977. Click to enlarge.

William Hudson Shaw’s research archive re Lawrence Hargrave

Made by Shaw, William Hudson in Australia, Oceania, 1856-1977.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences holds the largest collection of material internationally of the aviation pioneer, Lawrence Hargrave. While no single individual can be attributed to the invention of the aeroplane, Hargrave belonged to an elite body of scientists and researchers (along with Octave Chanute, Otto Lilienthal and Percy Sinclair Pilcher) whose experiments and inventions paved the way for the first powered, controlled flight achieved by the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903.
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Summary

Object No.

P2903

Object Statement

Archive, re Lawrence Hargrave, accumulated by William Hudson Shaw, Australia, 1856-c1977

Physical Description

Archive, re Lawrence Hargrave, accumulated by William Hudson Shaw, Australia, 1856-c1977

Papers created or collected by Shaw during his biographical research on Lawrence Hargrave, including a collection of photographs of and relating to Hargrave and his flying machines, 1894?-c1977?, manuscript of Shaw's biography of Hargrave, c1972, a file of reference material on Hargrave, 1906-1973, folders of research material on Hargrave, 1856-1972, Hargrave family tree, covering 1686-1920, Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 1889 and 1891, 'The Holland File: records of aircraft and engines made by Lawrence Hargrave', c1977, photocopy of Helen Gray's scrapbook on her father Lawrence Hargrave, 1902-1949, 'Collection of photographs, diagrams and negatives relating to Lawrence Hargrave', c 1860-1968, a letter to Helen Gray from the Technological Museum, Sydney, 1934 and photographs of Hargrave's models in the Deutsches Museum, Munich, 1960.

Production

Source

Credit Line

Gift of William Hudson Shaw, 1974

Acquisition Date

8 April 1974

Cite this Object

Harvard

William Hudson Shaw's research archive re Lawrence Hargrave 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 August 2019, <https://ma.as/323101>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/323101 |title=William Hudson Shaw's research archive re Lawrence Hargrave |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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