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American Dr. John Jeffries and French Jean Pierre Blanchard were the first to aerially cross the English Channel. They made their quarrelsome journey in 1785 in a Charliere hydrogen balloon.

Identifier

NASM.1991.0001

Creator

Jeffries, John, 1745-1819

Date

1807-1836

Provenance

National Air and Space Museum Aeronautics Division, transfer, unknown, 1991-0001, unknown

Extent

0.29 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Scope and Contents

This item is a ledger containing early American estates, including John Jeffries.

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

Blanchard, Jean-Pierre, 1753-1809

Jeffries, John, 1745-1819

Topics Aeronautics
Aeronautics -- Records
Balloons
Airships
Charliere hydrogen balloon

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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