Scope and Contents
This collection includes photostats along with original postcards and other documents pertaining to Charles E. Duryea's invention of the first automobile in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1892. On January 1, 1939, Merle J. Duryea, son of Charles J. Duryea, prepared a list of 19 documents as proof of his father being the inventor of the first automobile. These documents cover the time period from 1892 through 1937. Notes are written on the backs of most of the items, along with the...