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Balloon Ascent from Wolverhamton

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000311


  • c. 1862

Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Biographical / Historical

Aeronaut Henry Tracey Coxwell (1819–1900) made several important scientific ascents with meteorologist James Glashier (1809-1903) between 1862 and 1865. The July 17th was the first of these ventures.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 15

Physical Description



14.0 x 9.2 cm

General Note

Article about Mr. Glaisher taking an atmospheric reading from Henry Coxwell’s balloon during an ascent from Wolverhampton. "July 1862" is handwritten at the top of the page.

Sources used for Biographical/Historical note

Hodgson, J.E., History of Aeronautics in Great Britain (Oxford University Press, London, 1924), 268.

Repository Details

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