Charles Kirkham
Charles B. Kirkham
Number 7 Smithsonian Annals of Flight


Early Pilots Collection.
Photographs, clippings, correspondence; 1894-1978; 2.2 cubic feet. There is material on Thomas S. Baldwin, Lynn Bauder, Lincoln Beachey, Joe Bennett, Tony Bitetti, Art Boston, Ralph M. Brown, Frank H. Burnside, Joe Costa, William E. Doherty, Fred Eells,Theodore Ellyson, Eugene Ely, Walter L. Fairchild, John J. Frisbie, Bert Hassell, Beckwith Havens, Frederick A. Hoover, Ray Hylan, Fulton Irwin, John Kaminski, Charles B. Kirkham, Henry Kleckler, E. M. Laird, Ruth Law, William S. Luckey, Damon Merrill, Harvey Mummert, Hugh Robinson, Blanch S. Scott, Windy Smith, Francis Wildman, J. Newton Williams, and others, including a number of student pilots from Japan. Also a typed history of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Division, 1910-1945, by Art Butler, and reminiscences of Curtiss Airplane Company of Buffalo, 1915-1919. RLIN ID NYHV2306-A.
Editor's Note: This collection is housed in the New York Historical Society Collection.

     If you search for "Charles B. Kirkham" +aviation, using the Google search engine, (1-25-11), you will find about 557 links. Five years ago, there were only 34. Many of them are very useful. The one cited below was recommended to me by Michael Gough.
Number 7 Smithsonian Annals of Flight
     In this pdf file you will find numerous references to his career, as well as the photo which I have used to head this page.

       Kirkham died in 1969.
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator,
please contact me.
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