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Collection Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers at the Library of Congress

1900 to 1922


  1. October 1900

    Elsie Bell marries Gilbert Grosvenor, the National Geographic Magazine editor.

  2. Winter 1901

    Bell invents the tetrahedral kite, whose shape of four triangular sides would prove to be light, strong, and rigid.

  3. April 1905

    Daisy Bell marries botanist David Fairchild.

  4. October 1, 1907

    Glenn Curtiss, Thomas Selfridge, Casey Baldwin, J.A.D. McCurdy, and Bell form the Aerial Experiment Association (AEA), which is funded by Mabel Hubbard Bell.

    [Alexander Graham Bell (center) with Aerial Experiment Association members...]. Reproduction Number LC-G9-Z1 137, 247-A. Gilbert H. Grosvenor Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
  5. February 23, 1909

    The AEA's Silver Dart makes the first flight of a heavier-than-air machine in Canada.

    Photograph of June Bug. Box 148, "Subject File: Aviation--The Silver Dart." Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.
  6. January 25, 1915

    Bell takes part in the formal opening of the transcontinental telephone line by talking on the telephone in New York to Watson in San Francisco. Invitation from Theodore Vail to Bell

  7. September 9, 1919

    Bell and Casey Baldwin's HD-4, a hydrofoil craft, sets a world marine speed record.

  8. August 2, 1922

    Bell dies and is buried at Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia.