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M-404: Franchot Aviation Wing Fragment Letter

Repository: St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections

Title: Franchot Aviation Wing Fragment Letter

Date: 1932-06-12

Extent: 1 folder

Location note: Vault -- vertical files

Language: English 

Abstract: Letter written from Nick Franchot to Howard Kaye, June 12, 1937. Letter is written on the back of a canvas flap from an aircraft wing fragment, that a friend of Mr. Franchot obtained from a crashed Curtis photographic plane. The letter tells of the crash, talks of swimming and shotgun shooting, and the Rocky Mountains.

Controlled Access Headings:


  • Aircraft Accidents
  • Aviation

Conditions Governing Access note: This collection is open for research. 

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Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM - St. Louis."