Letter from Hiram S. (Stevens) Maxim to Mr. Sydney H. Hollands
- part of archive:
- Penn-Gaskell collection of aeronautical posters and handbills
- Maxim, Hiram Stevens
Relates to the 'photo group reproduced in "Industries & Iron" of Aug. 10th'. This is a photo on p. 127 of Maxim and the press, part of an article by Octave Chanute: 'Airation at the present day. The conclusion of Mr. Maxim's experiments - progress in flying machines'. With, in Hollands' hand, an 'Extract from Maxim's article "Birds in Flight & the Flying Mach."' from the North American Review, Oct 1895, which advised young engineers 'seeking to advance the science of aviation - to turn their thoughts in the direction of a petroleum engine'. Hollands added a later comment, 'Very Prophetic'.