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Astronomy.

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Herschel, William, 1738-1822
Dates:
n.d.
Call #:  
Mss.Film.1408
Extent:
24 microfilm_reel(s)



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Lowell Observatory.
Dates:
1894-1916
Abstract:  

Includes more than 12,000 letters and documents during the time of the Observatory's founder, Percival Lowell.
Call #:  
Mss.Film.1313
Extent:
10 microfilm_reel(s)



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Herschel, John F. W., Sir (John Frederick William), 1792-1871
Dates:
n.d.
Abstract:  

Most of this collection is original letters and drafts of Herschel's replies, with some miscellaneous papers other than letters. There are about 400 letters between Herschel and Charles Babbage.
Call #:  
Mss.Film.1336
Extent:
37 microfilm_reel(s)



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Whipple, Fred Lawrence,1906-2004
Dates:
1965-1975
Abstract:  

This correspondence is primarily with George W. Corner, Executive Officer of the American Philosophical Society, concerning Whipple's membership in and contributions to the Magellanic Committee of the APS. This committee awards a medal for the best discovery in navigation, astronomy, or natural philosophy.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W58
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
Circa 1820-1838
Abstract:  

This item, by an unknown author, presents an astronomical sketch of eclipses, some of which could be seen from Philadelphia and Canton, China.
Call #:  
Mss.521.8.Ec6
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Darwin, George Howard, Sir, 1845-1912
Dates:
Circa 1889
Abstract:  

This essay formed the basis of lectures George Howard Darwin delivered before the Royal Institution of Great Britain on January 25, 1889. It was a popular account of a paper he read before the Royal Society the previous November ("On the Mechanical Conditions of a Swarm of Meteorites, and on Theories of Cosmogony," Proc. 45:3-16).
Call #:  
Mss.523.5.D25
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Freehauff, Daniel.
Dates:
1778-1779
Abstract:  

These volumes contain calculations and drawings of an eclipse of the sun, 24 June 1778, and of the moon, 29 May 1779, adjusted to the meridian of Philadelphia. There is also an incomplete duplicate of the calculations for the sun, and a duplicate of the calculations for the moon. An apparently personal reference in the text suggests that Freehauff was a native of Germany.
Call #:  
Mss.523.78.F87c
Extent:
2 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Mason, Charles, 1728-1786
Dates:
1750-1815
Abstract:  

Included in these papers are letters, memoranda, computations, and tables.
Call #:  
Mss.Film.424
Extent:
2 microfilm_reel(s)



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865
Dates:
1843-1865
Abstract:  

These papers include letters from Admiral C.R. Moorson, correspondence with James Ross and Edward Sabine concerning polar exploration, and a map of the stars near the North Pole.
Call #:  
Mss.H.S.Film.20.1
Extent:
1 microfilm_reel(s)



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Darwin, George Howard, Sir, 1845-1912
Dates:
1834-1881
Abstract:  

This is a small, miscellaneous collection of letters written to Alexander Brownlee, C. Scott, F. W. Surman, and Otto Zacharias. There are references to lunar tidal waves and mentions of Charles and Erasmus Darwin.
Call #:  
Mss.B.D255
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
De Morgan, Augustus,1806-1871.
Dates:
1841-1866
Abstract:  

These letters are to William Hepworth Dixon, who was editor of the "Athenaeum," a journal of literature, science, the fine arts, music, and drama, from 1871 to 1900. They concern current publications and publishing expenses, Michael Faraday, astronomy, perspective, M. F. Maury, P. B. Du Chaillu, all in relation to the "Athenaeum" or letters to the editor thereof.
Call #:  
Mss.B.D396
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Marum, M. van(Martinus van),17
Dates:
Circa 1777-1837
Abstract:  

These papers include correspondence from over 180 individuals, lecture notes and essays on mathematics, astronomy, and electricity, and his diaries from journeys through Germany (1798) and Switzerland (1802).
Call #:  
Mss.Fiche.8
Extent:
492 microfiche_card(s)



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Anonymous
Dates:
Circa 19th c.
Abstract:  

This small volume records excerpts from British natural philosophy and scientific journals, written sometime after 1799. It covers a wide range of subjects, from astronomy to zoology.
Call #:  
Mss.500.Cop79
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Roberts, Joseph,1793-1835.
Dates:
1812-1814
Abstract:  

The first volume contains mathematical problems, which appear to be college exercises (1814); the second volume is an essay on the projection of the sphere and spherical trigonometry, including an appendix on astronomy (1812); and the third volume is a lecture on natural philosophy, apparently prepared for delivery [n.d.].
Call #:  
Mss.510.R54
Extent:
3 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Roberts, Joseph,1793-1835.
Dates:
1820-1821
Abstract:  

This volume contains calculations of the distances of stars, eclipses, and longitude, made by William Maule, James Cresson, Joseph Jeanes, James James, and Robert Hutchinson, pupils in the Friends Academy, where Roberts was a teacher.
Call #:  
Mss.524.M44
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Spencer, Nathan.
Dates:
1809
Abstract:  

This account of Thomas Godfrey was prepared "with a view of having it inserted in Rees Cyclopedia," and is preceded by an essay concerning Godfrey and his quadrant taken from the "American Magazine" (1758). Also included in this volume is a copy of James Logan's communication to the Royal Society, and a letter from Spencer to Alexander Wilson, editor of the "Cyclopedia" (1809), which discusses Godfrey and the sources for this account.
Call #:  
Mss.B.G54s
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Herschel, John F. W., Sir (John Frederick William), 1792-1871
Dates:
1793-1874
Abstract:  

This collection concerns astronomical observations, earthquakes, meteorology, photography, physics, professional associations, publications, and scientific instruments. The correspondents include Augustus De Morgan, Dionysius Lardner, Sir Francis Beaufort, and Sir Edward Ryan.
Call #:  
Mss.B.H435p
Extent:
40 items



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Olmsted, Denison, 1791-1859
Dates:
1827-1829
Abstract:  

These classroom notes, taken by an unidentified student, present the state of knowledge in natural philosophy, especially astronomy, during these years. There are mentions of many contemporary scientists, and much on Newton and Newtonian philosophy.
Call #:  
Mss.B.OL5
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Schwarzschild, K. (Karl), 1873-1916
Dates:
1892-1916
Abstract:  

This collection includes correspondence, notebooks, and memorandum books, lecture notes, published and miscellaneous papers, and academic and military records.
Call #:  
Mss.Film.P-11
Extent:
28 microfilm_reel(s)



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