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|Named Person:||F E Wright|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
F E Wright; Walter S Adams; Ernest W Brown; Reginald Aldworth Daly; Jesse L Greenstein; George Ellery Hale; John C Merriam; Charles P Oliver; William H Pickering; Henry Norris Russell; Harlow Shapley; Otto Struve; Mount Wilson Observatory. Committee on Study of the Surface Features of the Moon.
|Notes:||All inquiries about this collection should be directed to the Dibner Senior Curator, History of Science, Medicine & Technology.|
|Description:||865 items. 6 boxes : plus 3 oversize folders.|
Correspondence indicates the ways in which Wright advanced the research project of the Committee on Study of Surface Feature of Moon as well as in which he shaped his ideas and conducted his research in relation to other scholars; he asked other scholars research questions and was asked by them. Wright regularly corresponded with administrators at the Carnegie Institution, such as W.M. Gilbert and John Merriam, and the committee members in California, updating each other on the project. Also he communicated with other scholars in the field including R.A. Daly at Harvard, W.H. Pickering at an observatory in Jamaica, George Hale at the California Institute of Technology, Harlow Shapley at the Harvard College Observatory, C.P. Oliver at the University of Pennsylvania, Ernest Brown at Yale, Jesse L. Greenstein at the Harvard College Observatory, Otto Struve at the University of California, Berkeley, and Henry Norris Russell at Princeton. Manuscripts and research materials tell us exactly what Wright thought and did in terms of his research project. Manuscripts include the reports of the committee and drafts of talks he gave to various audiences. Research materials are a nice collection of research data (graphs and tables), research notes, and visual sources such as photographs and negatives. The ephemera section also contributes to tracing the trajectory of Wright's ideas, composed of clippings of articles regarding the moon from newspapers and magazines and reprints of his own published papers.
- Wright, F. E. -- (Frederic Eugene), -- 1877-1953 -- Archives.
- Carnegie Institution of Washington.
- Mount Wilson Observatory. -- Committee on Study of the Surface Features of the Moon.
- Mount Wilson Observatory -- History -- Sources.
- Astronomers -- Correspondence.
- Astronomical observatories -- California -- Wilson, Mount (Mountain)
- Astronomy -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
- Astronomy -- Research.
- Lunar geology.
- Moon -- Photographs.
- Moon -- Surface.