Octave Chanute to Wilbur Wright

Chicago, May 15, 1903

I reached home on the evening of the 9th, and now have yours of 11th, which I am glad to get.

I have an anemometer for you, and a lot of miscellaneous information which I can best deliver in person. I have engagements until after the 21st. Please advise me when it will be convenient to you to have me call.

I am ashamed that men whom I have praised so highly in Europe should have so little courage to face a camera. Go and do so right away and have the pictures ready as well as the photos.

The Secretary of the Western Engineers told me today that he Wished to set a date for the reading of your paper, and desires to know what Wednesday will suit you best.

Give my best respects to your brother.

Wilbur Wright to Octave Chanute, May 18, 1903