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Series I. Correspondence

Identifier: 378

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The Thomas Armat Papers consist of a few letters to Thomas Armat and members of his family and 67 glass negatives with photos of documents and early motion picture devices. The correspondence includes 1 letter from Thomas Edison to Armat crediting Armat with the invention of the motion picture projector and 1 letter from Orville Wright to Armat regarding the Smithsonian Institution. Many of the photos are of legal documents for a case, Armat Motion Picture Company v. Edison Manufacturing Company.

Bulk dates: 1895 - 1946 Span dates: 1895 - 1978 Extent: .75 LINEAR FEET


  • From the Collection: 1895-1978
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1895 - 1946

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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From the Collection: 1.0 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057