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Simon Newcomb papers, 1854-1936

Author: Simon Newcomb
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, articles, reviews, commonplace books, financial records, genealogical material, charts, tables, computations, photographs, and other papers reflecting Newcomb's career in astronomy and mathematics, work as president of the Congress of Arts and Science in 1904, Saint Louis, Mo.; authorship of articles for encyclopedias and other publications; and personal and family  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
Congresses
Named Person: Edward Emerson Barnard; Alexander Graham Bell; Lewis Boss; S W Burnham; William Wallace Campbell; James McKeen Cattell; George Davidson; Daniel Coit Gilman; David Gill, Sir; Benjamin Apthorp Gould; George Ellery Hale; Asaph Hall; George William Hill; Edward Singleton Holden; S P Langley; Othniel Charles Marsh; Mary Hassler Newcomb; Benjamin Peirce; Edward C Pickering; T J J See; Otto Struve; Charles D Walcott; Carroll Davidson Wright; Newcomb family.; Mary Caroline Hassler Newcomb; Daniel C Gilham
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Newcomb
OCLC Number: 81073508
Language Note: Collection material in English.
Description: 46,000 items. 145 containers, plus 8 oversize.

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Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, articles, reviews, commonplace books, financial records, genealogical material, charts, tables, computations, photographs, and other papers reflecting Newcomb's career in astronomy and mathematics, work as president of the Congress of Arts and Science in 1904, Saint Louis, Mo.; authorship of articles for encyclopedias and other publications; and personal and family affairs. Correspondents include Edward Emerson Barnard, Alexander Graham Bell, Lewis Boss, S.W. Burnham, William Wallace Campbell, James McKeen Cattell, George Davidson, Sir David Gill, Daniel Coit Gilman, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, George Ellery Hale, Asaph Hall, George William Hill, Edward Singleton Holden, S.P. Langley, Othniel Charles Marsh, Benjamin Peirce, Edward C. Pickering, T.J.J. See, Otto Struve, Charles D. Walcott, Carroll Davidson Wright, and Newcomb's wife, Mary Hassler Newcomb. Also includes correspondence with the Alvan Clark & Sons, Carnegie Institution of Washington, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), Smithsonian Institution, and the periodical, Science.

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