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Aaron Augustus Sargent (1827-1887) was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. After working in the printer's trade in Philadelphia, PA, he moved to Washington, DC and became Secretary to a Member of Congress. He later owned a paper in Nevada City, CA and studied law there, subsequently serving as District Attorney and as Representative to the Thirty-seventh Congress. He served as a United States Senator from 1873-1879. In January 1878 he introduced to the Senate a bill that was to be adopted in 1920 as the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting suffrage to women. Sargent returned to California in 1880. He was appointed Minister to Germany (1882-1884) and thereafter practiced law in San Francisco, CA.

Identifier

NASM.2000.0032

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2018.

Creator

Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887

Date

1883

Provenance

David I. and Janice Sargent Lamphier, Gift, 2000, NASM.2000.0032

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

This collection consists of drawings relating to Aaron A. Sargent's designs for an Aerial Ship in 1883

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Drawings

Arrangement note

No arrangement; just one folder of material.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately eighteen sheets of drawings, descriptions and calculations relating to Aaron A. Sargent's designs for an Aerial Ship. These early dirigible designs are dated June 2, 1883 and are believed to have been drawn during Sargent's tenure as Minister to Germany.

Genre/Form

Drawings

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Sargent, Aaron Augustus, 1827-1887

Topics Aeronautics -- pre-1903
Airships
Aeronautics

Citation

Aaron A. Sargent 1883 Designs for Aerial Ship, NASM.2000.0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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