Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute

Dayton, May 17, 1901

We have your letter of 15th inst. and are very much pleased to know that there is a possibility that you may pass through Dayton on your trip East. During the months of March, April, May, and June our time is very closely occupied, as our business requires our attention from twelve to fourteen hours daily. After July 4th the tension is considerably relaxed and after September 1st we are almost free for four months. If your trip falls within the months of May or June, we could make your visit much more pleasant and satisfactory if you could arrange to stop off and spend Sunday with us at our home. We are entirely free all day Sunday. We would make the most of a visit at any time but during the busy season would be more or less liable to interruptions on business days.

As to anemometer we are inclined to think that we would prefer the nonrecording Richard's instrument as our chief use for it will be measuring velocities for very brief periods.

Wilbur to Chanute, June 19, 1901