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E. Hamilton Lee papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-3699
Content Description

Letters, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to air pilot E. Hamilton Lee, 1912-1994. Includes a photograph album containing 380 black-and-white photographs, 132 loose photographs, and 14 negatives of Lee, aircrafts, air pilots, and aerial views, 1912-1974, undated. Photographs are accompanied by manuscript notes on envelopes or versos. Also present are a scrapbook and loose newspaper clippings documenting Lee's career, 1920-1971, undated. Clippings focus primarily on Lee's time with the United States Air Mail Service Division of the U.S. Post Office Department, but also reference his service during World War I and later career as a commercial pilot. Letters in the collection are addressed to Lee from peers and fans, 1923-1993. There are also membership cards, loose notes, passports, pins, and magazine articles. Accompanied by a wooden box.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The E. Hamilton Lee Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Tavistock Books on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2017.


Arranged alphabetically by format.

4.88 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Related Names
Tavistock Books
Lee, E. Hamilton, 1892-1994
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