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Box 99 Dresden, New York 14441 November 13, 1980 Ms. Claudia M. Oakes Aeronautics Dept. Rm 3310 National Air & Space Museum Smithsonian Institution Washington, D. C. 20560 Dear Ms. Oakes: Enclosed is the material I mentioned to you earlier. I also turned up a copy of Upstate the roto section of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Some of the material in that article as you may observe doesn't square with my material. I can assure you that mine is correct since I spent countless hours with Blanche and the carbons you have are the ones she corrected. It will not be necessary to return the carbons of the book or any other material except the photos which should go to the Curtiss Museum. As you will note from the Xerox copy of the story which appeared in Aviation Travel I have summarized briefly her career after she left KFI Los Angeles. It was interesting that Blanche should work at KFI Los Angeles. I, too, was an employee there in 1935-36 but never met Blanche. Should your department decide to publish something on female flyers and want to have someone free lance the chapter on Blanche S. Scott I'm available and can turn out any reasonable number of words quickly. A list of some of the publishing accompanies this. Cordially William J. Adams
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