Balloon Ascent from Wolverhamton
- c. 1862
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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.
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Existence and Location of Originals
14.0 x 9.2 cm
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.
- Balloon ascensions Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Coxwell, Henry Tracey
- Glaisher, James, 1809-1903
- Meteorology Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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