[Eclipses of the sun and moon, 1820-1838], n.d.


Date: Circa 1820-1838 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 11 p. plus 20 additional loose items


This item, by an unknown author, presents an astronomical sketch of eclipses, some of which could be seen from Philadelphia and Canton, China.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 11 p. plus 20 additional loose items.


Purchased by Whiteman ($75.00) and accessioned, 11/21/1968 (1968 2652ms).

Early American History Note

This collection of astronomical calculations from 1786-1838 consists of various loose notes on eclipses and solar/lunar calculations, including information on an eclipse as witnessed in Canton and Philadelphia. The collection also has a folio size bound volume that diagrams (sometimes with color added) eclipses for the years 1818, 1820, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1829, 1838, as observed in Philadelphia.

Indexing Terms


  • Charts.
  • Scientific Data

Personal Name(s)

  • Anonymous
  • Whiteman
  • Whiteman


  • Astronomy.
  • Eclipses.
  • Science and technology