Mason, Charles, 1728-1786

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Dates:
Birth 1728
Death 1786-10-25

Biographical notes:

Charles Mason was an astronomer and surveyor. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768.

From the description of Journal during the survey of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line, 1763-1768. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316422

From the description of Papers, 1750-1815. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122380135

From the guide to the Charles Mason papers, 1750-1815, 1750-1815, (American Philosophical Society)

Charles Mason (Oakridge Lynch, Gloucestershire, April 1728– Philadelphia, October 25, 1786) was an English astronomer who made significant contributions to 18th-century science and American history, particularly through his involvement with the survey of the Mason-Dixon line, which came to mark the division between the northern and southern United States (1764-1768).

From the guide to the Correspondence and accounts of the Mason and Dixon survey, 1758-1769, 1758-1769, (American Philosophical Society)

Physicist and historian of science Thomas Darlington Cope received his A.B. (1903) and Ph.D. (1915) from the University of Pennsylvania; he became an instructor and later professor there from 1906-1952. He also studied at the University of Berlin (1912-1913) under Max Planck.

From the guide to the Thomas Darlington Cope papers, ca. 1909-1964, Circa 1909-1964, (American Philosophical Society)

Thomas Darlington Cope was a physicist and a historian of science.

From the guide to the Thomas Darlington Cope papers, 1945-1957, 1945-1957, (American Philosophical Society)

Charles Mason was an astronomer and surveyor; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768.

From the guide to the Journal during the survey of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line, 1763-1768, 1763-1768, (American Philosophical Society)

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Subjects:

  • Surveys
  • Government Affairs
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Mechanics
  • Electric circuits
  • Colonial Politics
  • Radiation
  • Science and technology
  • Physics--History
  • Native America
  • Electric currents
  • Transits
  • Radiometers
  • Surveying and Maps
  • Astronomy
  • Meteorology
  • Science--History

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  • Venus (Planet) (as recorded)
  • Moon (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Mason-Dixon Line. (as recorded)
  • Mason-Dixon Line. (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Mason-Dixon Line (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Mason-Dixon Line. (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Mason-Dixon Line. (as recorded)
  • Mason-Dixon Line. (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Moon (as recorded)