Aeronautical Staff Series II: Scrapbooks
Series I: Waste books

Samuel Langley distributed waste books - bound office ledgers - to members of the staff working on his aeronautical projects. The staff members were expected to keep track of their work in these books, which Langley inspected frequently. Calculations, weight data, and drawings are to be found in the waste books, along with bound in and inserted memoranda, notes, and letters. The waste book numbers and descriptions are given as found written in each book. Langley's private waste books and several books of his correspondence are included.


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1 Waste Book No. 1, April 25 - November 27, 1887.
Pages 1-42, 83-90, 101-126, 135-136.
Table of contents, page 1.
[Also includes pages 360-365 - March 9, 1888.]

Waste Book No. 2, August 24 - December 21, 1888.
Pages 1-4, 9-158, 331-336, 401-410.
Table of contents, page 3.

Waste Book No. 1, October 25 - November 6, 1889.
Pages 93-94, 151-162.
No table of contents.

Waste Book No. 2, January 10 - October 30, 1889.
Pages 159-320, 411-414.
No table of contents.

(Waste Book No. 3 not present)

Waste Book No. 4, June 6 - December 31, 1889.
Pages 195-214
No table of contents.
Index section is blank.

2 Waste Book No. 1, October 14 - November 6, 1890.
Pages 51-52, 95-100, 141-142, 163-164, 175-186, 339-352, 367-384.
No table of contents

Waste Book No. 2, September 1890.
Pages 7-8, 395-398.
No table of contents.

Waste Book No. 3, September 16 - December 31, 1890.
Pages 1-66, 69-300, 305-444.
Table of contents, page 1.
Index starts after page 444 (unpaginated).

Waste Book No. 4, October 1 - December 31, 1890.
Pages 1-75, 79-194, 215-222, 227-234, 333-334, 337-358, 365-366.
Table of contents, page 333.

Waste Book No. 5, November 25 - December 31, 1890.
Pages 39-114, 123-170.
Table of contents, page 39; titled Pneumatics Book No. 5, Commenced Dec. 15, 1890.
Index begins after page 376 (unpaginated).

3 From Waste Book No. 4, 1891.
Pages 75-78, 223-226, 235-378.
Index begins after page 378; 1st page is a table of contents titled Index of Vols 1-6.

Waste Book No. 5, 1891.
Pages 115-122, 171-324, 405-420.

Waste Book No. 6, 1891.
Pages 1-340.

4 Waste Book No. 7, January 1 - December 31, 1892.
Pages 1-210.
Includes bound-in notes of meeting with A.M. Herring, New York City, May 4, 1895; letter from Langley to W.C. Winlock, November 4, 1895; Langley memorandum, January 7, 1896; letter from E.C. Huffaker to W.C. Winlock, undated; letter from J.E. Watkins to Langley, May 26, 1992 - the second page is bound-in at the beginning of Waste Book No. 8.

Waste Book No. 8, January 1 - December 1892.
Pages 1-322.
Inscribed after title page:
Bache
Aerodynamics No. 8
For the Use of W. Watkins
Commences Jan 1, 1892.

Blank index section at end of Volume 4

5 Waste Book No. 7, February - November 1893.
Pages 211-276, 329-356. Pages 329-356 also include pages of notes by L.C. Maltby and C.B. Nichols, October 1892 - January 1893.

Waste Book No. 9, January - August 1893.
Pages 1-115, 312-326, 400-413.
Written after title page:
"Bache
Aerodynamics No. 9
In the Use of S. P. Langley
Commences January 1, 1893
Devoted to Experiments with the whirling tables at the so [?] and to their reduction. - Also to propellers generally.

General rules for users of this waste book.
A. This is a book of original entry. Everything to do with the investigation in hand is to be noted in it, e.g. all serafs [series?] of computations etc. instead of being made on a separate piece of paper, are to be made here preferably on the left hand page, the right being kept for the more important entries. No change should be made in an entry once made.
B. The date is always to be written in the upper left hand corner of the numbered page.
C. As a rule before the days work should be written under the title "Object", a few words stating what the point [illeg.] measurement immediately in hand [?]. And at the end of the day under the head of "Conclusion" a few words stating what has been shown, or failed to be shown. (This is only for the guidance of any other person who may have occasion to use the book)"

Waste Book No. 10, January 1 - October 25, 1893.
Pages 1-62, 99-412.
Written after title page:
"This book is the property of S. P. Langley
It is left in the temporary use of L.C. Maltby
To be used exclusively for the aerodromics workshop.
To hold orders & drawings, and to make memoranda in.
Orders and drawings begin on page 21.
Memoranda begin on page 201."

Notes by Carl Barus are included on pages 363-375 and on pages 100-200. Index follows p.412.

Waste Book No. 11, February 6 - December 31, 1893.
Pages 1-267.

Waste Book No.12, February 7 - March 13, 1893.
Pages 1-31, 98-103.
Assigned to M.R.S. Reed [R. L. Reed?].

Waste Book of Gaertner [no number], April 7 - December 31, 1893.
Pages 1-33.

Index to Waste Book 11 follows Gaertner's waste book

6 Waste Book No. 9, May 1894.
Pages 118-125.

Waste Book No. 11, January 1 - April 6, 1894.
Pages 268-400.
Eight pages of notes inserted between pages 335-336.

Waste Book No. 12, 1894.
Pages 104-107, 116-119.

Waste Book No. 13, April 1 - December 31, 1894.
Pages 1-399.
Index follows page 399.

Waste Book No. 14, January - December 1894.
Pages 2-3, 10-41, 200-213 [Actually goes only to page 33].

Waste Book of Gaertner [no number], January - December 1894.
Pages 36-79, 138-159, 200-233.

7 Waste Book No. 15, January 1 - October 1, 1895.
Pages 1-419.
Inserted following title page:
Letter from Herring to Winlock, October 21, 1895.
Weights list of Aerodrome 5, June 10, 1895.
Drawings of Aerodromes 4 and 5.

Waste Book No. 15, January 1 - October 1, 1895.
Pages 1-419.
Inserted following title page:
Letter from Herring to Winlock, October 21, 1895.
Weights list of Aerodrome 5, June 10, 1895.
Drawings of Aerodromes 4 and 5.

Waste Book No. 14, January 1 - December 31, 1895.
Pages 4-9, 34-133.

Waste Book No. 16, May 20-November 8, 1895.
Pages 1-159.

Waste Book of Gaertner [no number], January 26 - September 1, 1895.
Pages 80-137, 160-197, 234-419.
Letter from Langley to Winlock, March 31, 1895, inserted between pages 299-300.
Letter from Langley to G.L. Fowler, December 21, 1897 inserted between pages 317-318.

Waste Book No. 12, January 1 - December 31, 1895.
Pages 34-65, 124-179.
Index to Waste Book No. 15 follows page 179

8 Waste Book of E.C. Huffaker.
Pages 1-439.
Index follows page 439.
Waste Book of E.C. Huffaker
Pages 1-439.
Index follows page 439.
Aerodrome No.6 weight list inserted at page 1.
Letter from Langley to Huffaker inserted at page 46.
Hand-drawn chart with water depths indicated, page 231 (Potomac River?)
Account of tests of Aerodromes 4 and 5, October 6, 1894, page 300.

9 Pages 2-438
Notes on test of Aerodrome No.5, December 4, 1896 inserted at page 4.
Waste Book No. 16
Pages 2-434; noted on first page:
This Waste Book is to furnish a record of the condition, weight - &c. of Aerodromes at the beginning of each month.

Data tables at pages 46, 68, and 102. Volume also includes model and parts drawings.

10 Waste Book of L.E. Emerson
Pages 2-440
Waste Book South Shed
Pages 4-439

11 Waste Book of L.C. Maltby
Pages 2-437
Waste Book of B.L. Rhinehart
Pages 4-434; working drawings from page 50.

12 Waste Book of R.L. Reed
Pages 2-439; notes of tests from small houseboat, Chopawamsic Island (Potomac river), summer of 1899.
1st Draft Experiments in Aerodynamics (waste book of J.E. Curtis). Pages 1-346

13 Special Order Book (copies of work orders)
Pages 1-17
Waste Book of C.M. Manly
Pages 2-440; entries end following page 128.
Includes memoranda and letters from S. P. Langley pasted in. Also includes loose pages of calibration charts dated 1903.

14 Waste Book of C.M. Manly
Pages 2-441, entries end following page 401.
Includes Manly's notes of test flights of Aerodromes 5 and 6 and notes dictated by S. P. Langley.
Waste Book of C.M. Manly
Pages 2-441; entries end following page 406.

15 Waste Book of C.M. Manly
Pages 2-441; entries end following page 80.
Private Waste Book
Pages 2-674.

16 Private Waste Book
Pages 1-437, entries end following page 391
Private Waste Book
Pages 2-439; entries end following page 46.

17 Private Waste Book
Pages 1-441; entries end following Page 402.

18 S. P. Langley Correspondence Book No.2
May 1899 - March 1900
Pages 1-504; index before page 1.
S. P. Langley Correspondence Book No.3
March 1900 - December 1901
Pages 1-507; index before page 1.
Volume 30 is missing as of September, 1995.
Correspondence Disbursing Clerk
January 1899 - December 1902
Pages 1 - 508.

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