John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection

Dublin Core

Title

John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection

Description

John "Jack" Sylvester Wheelwright (1885-1962) was a textile designer, engineer and naval commander and served on airships in the Royal Naval Air Service.

The John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection is comprised of visual materials related to Wheelright's World War I career. Four watercolor paintings depict airships and officers. The large scrapbook album contains black and white photographs of numerous models of airships and their various components, officers and crews, naval ships and a few airplanes, and aerial views of British coastline and towns. The collection also includes one photographic portrait of a British officer.

Subject

Great Britain. Royal Naval Air Service.
Royal Naval Airship Station (Howden, England)
Royal Naval Airship Station Longside (Scotland)
Wheelwright, John Sylvester
Airships
Submarines (Ships)
Warships
World War, 1914-1918

Format

photograph albums
photographic prints
watercolors (paintings)
clippings

Date

circa 1910s-1943 (bulk dates 1917-1918)

Language

English

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives

Rights

Permission to publish material from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection/The Museum of Flight

Collection Items

[John Sylvester Wheelwright Photograph Album]
Photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs and several paper ephemera items related to Wheelwright's career as an airship pilot, commander, and engineer with…

[Women Holding Airship Tethers]
A group of women holding the tethers of a British Sea Scout Pusher-class airship, circa 1917. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs and several…

[Women Holding Airship Tethers]
A group of women holding the tethers of a British Sea Scout Pusher-class airship, circa 1917. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs and several…

 E. T. Willows' Airship
A Willows airship, designed by E. T. Willows, flying low above a crowd of soldiers, circa 1912. Inscription: E. T. Willows' airship, 1912. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains…

[Water Ballast Tank]
A water ballast tank for a British airship, circa 1910s-1920s. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs and several paper ephemera items related to…

[Airship Blower Pipe]
View of an airship blower pipe, circa 1910s-1920s. Inscription: 4504.K. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs and several paper ephemera items…

[Unidentified Soldiers Outside]
Two British soldiers standing outside, circa 1914-1918. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs and several paper ephemera items related to…

[Tool to Measure Wind-to-Air Speed]
A tool used to measure wind-to-air speed ratios, circa 1910s-1920s. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs and several paper ephemera items…

Water Ballast Valve for N.S.4
Technical drawing of a water ballast valve for the British North Sea-class airship N.S.4, circa 1917-1921. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237 black-and-white photographs…

Arrangement of Undercarriage and Auxiliary Blower
Technical drawing of the undercarriage and auxiliary blower for the British North Sea-class airship N.S.3, circa 1917-1918. Part of a photograph album from the John Sylvester Wheelwright Collection, circa 1907-1943. The album contains 237…
View all 249 items