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Guide to Karl Milla, Die Flugbewegung der Vögel 1895

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Milla, Karl, Die Flugbewegung der Vögel



Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 406


0.25 linear feet (1 box)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


A copy of Karl Milla’s Die Flugbewegung der Vögel (1895) as well as a handwritten partial translation into English, both belonging to Octave Chanute (1832-1910). Crerar Manuscript 406.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Milla, Karl, Die Flugbewegung der Vögel, Crerar Ms 406, Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

A partial, handwritten English translation of Die Flugbewegung der Vögel von Karl Milla mit 27 Abbildungen (Leipzig & Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1895) in one notebook, as well as a copy of the German original, both belonging to the estate of Octave Chanute (1832-1910). It is possible that Chanute was the translator. Translated parts of the book are the preface by the author, pages 1-22 on “The Horizontal Rowing Flight of Birds,” and pages 83-91 on “The Directing (Steering).”

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Box 1   Folder 1

Milla, Karl. Die Flugbewegung der Vögel. Leipzig und Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1895

Box 1   Folder 2

Handwritten partial English translation titled The Flight of Birds, undated