Harvey Mummert
Mummert Mini-Plane - 1923
Library of Congress Collection
Harvey Mummert
Mummert Mini-Plane - 1923
Library of Congress Collection

Clifford Van Gelder
"There is a beautiful display at the Curtiss Museum
and here is a part of itů..Gretchen"
Contributed by Gretchen Van Gelder Casey, 9-24-09

     If you search for "Harvey Mummert"+aviation, using the Google search engine, (8-21-09), you will find displayed about 95 links. Among the most helpful are the following.

Mercury Corporation
     Harvey was very active in this corporation, almost from its beginning. It offers a lot of information regarding his career up until his untimely death in 1937. You can access the site by clicking on the title.

American airplanes: Ma - Me
     You will find an extensive listing of the planes which were produced by the Mercury Aircraft Inc. Included are several photographs of various models, as well as complete descriptions. Harvey is freguently mentioned as pilot. You can access this page on the Aerofiles website by clicking on the title.
     You may find it convenient to locate the entry by using your "FIND" search function on "Mummert."

National Air Tour - 1927
      On this website, you will find a very nice little article recounting the entry of The Mercury Arrow, a Curtiss C6 powered bi-plane, piloted by Harvey Mummert. It is illustrated by a very nice photograph of the plane which can be enlarged for easier viewing.. You can access the page by clicking on the title.
      If time permits, I recommend that you visit the other sections of the website which offer details of this historic event.

Ancient and Sacred Order of Quiet Birdmen
     I found this website to be very interesting inasmuch as my father-in-law, Walter E. Lees, was a member of this secretive organization, The Ancient and Sacred Order of Quiet Birdmen. That Harvey is identified as one of the founders is especially intriguing. You can access the site by clicking on the title.

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.

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