Common Searches

M-033: Fagg, Helen

DATE: 11 October, 1916

CREATOR: Fagg, Helen

SCOPE: Letter from Minnesota to Isabel Bright, St. Louis, MO.

EXTENT: 1 letter and one envelope, October, 11, 1916.autograph letter signed

HISTORY: This letter is an example of early air mail use in America. The earliest expiramental flights sponsered by the United States government ran between 1911 and 1918. Domestic U.S. Airmail was formally instituted on May 15, 1918 and flew until 1926 when provisions of the "Kelley Act" required the United States Postal Service to transition into contracts with commerical air carriers. 

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.

When available, this collection is available for on-site use only in the Rare Book and Manuscripts Reading Room. Some of the material in Special Collection M-033 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition. For collections marked limited access, researchers are advised to contact the library at least three business days in advance of their visit to submit a request to view the physical material.

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Preferred Citation: When citing the material from this collection, the preferred citation is: From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.