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The Descriptive Finding Guide for the Alexander Perkins Keith Personal Papers SDASM.SC.0003
SDASM.SC.0003  
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Description
This collection contains papers relating to A.P. Keith. The papers include documents about a patent Keith received in 1870 for a flying machine.
Background
Alexander P. Keith hailed from Eaton, Massachusetts, coming to California for the gold mines and then making his big strike in Nevada in 1859-60. He used his newfound fortune to continue his vision of his airplane invention. His invention deviated from the then accepted flapping wing devices that were of the time.
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0.4 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box
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Availability
Access is open to the public by appointment.