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Gordon (Donald H.) Personal Papers
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Box 01

 

Folder 01 – Gordon Biographies

Physical Description: 1. Copied of typed interview with Donald Gordon. 2. Copy of notes for a paper on Donald H. Gordon. 3. Copy of hand written notes on Gordon. 4. James Tank Porter to John Hettich on Donald H. Gordon biography. 5. Handwritten notes for a Gordon biography. 6. Biography of Donald H. Gordon. 7. Hallett’s hand written Don Gordon biography. 8. Greenfield Junior High 1965 yearbook tribute. 9. “Powered Flight”, Gordon Biography. 10. San Diego Aerospace Museum pamphlet on Donald H. Gordon, includes reprinted black and white photographs. 11. “The Donald H. Gordon Story” by James Gordon, as corrected by Donald H. Gordon. 12. Major George E.A. Hallett intro, copy of James Gordon biography, and Hallett’s Gordon biography. 13. “A ‘Build It Yourself’ Flying Machine”, Gordon biography. 14. “Donald H. Gordon-El Cajon’s Early Bird Flyer and The Story of the D.G. Gordon Family and Ranch in early Bostonia”, as compiled by Hazel Sperry. 15. “Donald H. Gordon Early California Aviation Pioneer”, from the Flying Pioneers Biographies of Harlod E. Morehouse. 16. “An Old Resident Gome – (Mrs. D.G. Gordon)”, from El Cajon Valley News 1920.
 

Folder 02 – Correspondence between Donald H. Gordon and Major George E.A. Hallett

Physical Description: 1. Typed letter to Hallett and envelope, May 25, 1963. 2. Typed letter to Hallett, July 15, 1963. 3. Typed letter to Hallett, August 12, 1963. 4. Typed letter to Hallett, August 26, 1963. 5. Typed letter to Hallett, October 16, 1963. 6. Typed letter to Hallett, December 2, 1963. 7. Typed letter to Hallett and envelope, December 29, 1963. 8. Handwritten letter to D. Gordon, 1964. 9. Handwritten letter to D. Gordon, May 23, 1964. 10. Typed letter to Hallett and envelope, June 8, 1964. 11. Handwritten letter to D. Gordon, June 10, 1964. 12. Typed letter to Hallett, June 11, 1964. 13. Typed letter to D. Gordon, June 16, 1964. 14. Typed letter to Hallett, January 10, 1965. 15. Handwritten letter to D. Gordon, January 22, 1965. 16. Typed letter to Hallett and envelope, June 15, 1965. 17. Typed letter to Hallett, June 26, 1964.
 

Folder 03 – Correspondence between James H. Gordon and Major George E.A. Hallett

Physical Description: 1. Handwritten letter to J. Gordon, July 3, [no year]. 2. Copy of typed letter to J. Gordon, August 1. 1963. 3. Typed letter to Hallett, August 4, 1963 4. Typed letter to Hallett, August 8, 1963. 5. Typed letter to Hallett, August 20, 1963. 6. Handwritten letter to J. Gordon, August 24, 1963. 7. Typed letter to Hallett, September 2, 1963. 8. Typed letter to Hallett, September 21, 1963. 9. Typed letter to Hallett, October 12, 1963. 10. Dictated typed letter to Hallett, April 12, 1964.
 

Folder 04 – Correspondence, Miscellaneous

Physical Description: 1. Copy of a page a second page of a letter (first page missing) from George Hallett. 2. Emma Gordon to Major Hallett, undated. 3. Don Gordon to Mr. Waldo Waterman, December 5, 1950. 4. Don Gordon to Waldo Waterman, June 9, 1951. 5. Don Gordon to Waldo, January 14, 1951. 6. Don Gordon to Waldo, January 23, 1951. 7. Don Gordon to Waldo, November 5, 1953. 8. Donald H. Gordon to The Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, April 30, 1954. 9. Donald H. Gordon to Frank T. Courtney, May 10, 1954. 10. Donald H. Gordon to Mr. Clarence A. DeGiers, April 2, 1954. 11. George E.A. Hallett to Mr. J. Rodgers Magee, August 6, 1963. 12. Copy of typed letter from Preston M. Fleet to Mr. Donald H. Gordon, August 12, 1963. 13. Copy of typed letter from George Hallett to Mr. J. Rodgers Magee, August 13, 1963. 14. Geo E.A. Hallett to Mr. E.N. Pickerill, January 1964. 15. Pickerill to Waldo D. Waterman, April 2, 1964. 16. Envelope adressed to George E.A. Hallett from E.N. Pickerill. 17. Letter from George, April 30, 1964. 18. George and Edith to Harold E. Morehouse, March 15, 1969.
 

Folder 05 – Miscellaneous, Notes, and Affidavits

Physical Description: 1. Handwritten notes and questions for Donald Gordon. 2. Four affidavits confirming the flight of Donald Gordon. 3. Copy of affidavit to San Diego Junior Chamber of Commerce from E.H. Bates. 4. Handwritten note on mono plane and St. Louis engine. 5. Handwritten note to call Waldo. 6. Handwritten note to Elmo from George Hallett and typed portion to EB from E.N. Pickerill. 7. Two handwritten notes, one with the phone number of Jackson C. Roether and the other concerning Hall and Waldo. 8. Copy of a handwritten note of plane parts. 9. Handwritten note to call Porter, James Tank. 10. Card in memory of Donald Hazen Gordon, and the address for his memorial service.
 

Folder 06 – Magazine and Newspaper Clippings

Physical Description: 1. Copy of “The Wright Engine Donated by Donald H. Gordon”. 2. “Bostonia Rancher Was Pioneer Airman”, circa 1960s. 3. “Hermit Donates Wright-Type Engine” and “Center for Science At Park Proposed: Aerospace Museum Group Urges Ford Building Renovation, Use”, crica 1960s. 4. “Hermit Donates Wright-Type Engine”, circa 1960s. 5. “A Man With An Urge to Fly Like the Birds”, May 3, 1964. 6. “Along Main Street”, June 17, 1964. 7. “Air Pioneer to Help Open Park Museum”, June 21, 1964. 8. “Ceremony Honors County Air Pioneer”, June 24, 1964. 9. “Plaque Presented Aviation Early Bird”, June 24, 1964. 10. “Air Pioneer Honor Urged”, July 31, 1964. 11. “Honor Proposed For Air Pioneer”, July 1, 1964. 12. “Donald H Gordon—Pioneer Aeronaut”, October 1964. 13. “Behind Locked Gates, He Lives A Life Of Freedom”, October 11, 1964. 14. “A look back/ El Cajon’s first aviator helped conquer the sky”, May 20, 1982. 15. “Donald H. Gordon Services Tomorrow” and “Aviation Pioneer D.H. Gordon Dies” and “D. H. Gordon Dies; Was Air Pioneer”, June 13, 1968. 16. “Pioneer Pilot Wills Park”, 1968.
 

Folder 07 – Photographs

Physical Description: 1. Donald H. Gordon taken late into his retirement. 2. David Gilchrist Gordon and Helen Hazen Gordon and their four sons Ralph, Grant, James, and Donald. 3. Donald H. Gordon taken about 1910. 4. The four little Gordon sons-James, Donald, Ralph, and Grant. 5. The fours Gordon sons-“Grown Up”. 6. May 1969 reprint of Don Gordon’s glider. 7. Gordon’s hill during 1916 big flood. 8. The Gordon Monoplane. 9. Don Gordon’s second powered plane. 10. David Gilchrist Gordon and Helen H. Gordon. 11. Don Gordon in flight in his second powered plane, 1912-1913. 12. Gordon homes on the hill with citrus trees in the foreground. 13. The Gordon home in the early days in Bostonia. 14. Donald H. Gordon home on Palomar Mountain. 15. Side and front view of Gordon aircraft model. 16. Bottom view of Gordon aircraft model. 17. Front view of Gordon aircraft model.