Mason, Charles, 1728-1786

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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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creatorOf Thomas Darlington Cope papers, 1945-1957, 1945-1957 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Thomas Darlington Cope papers, ca. 1909-1964, Circa 1909-1964 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Journal during the survey of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line, 1763-1768, 1763-1768 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Joseph Shippen letterbook, 1763-1773, 1763-1773 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Minutes and papers of the Mason and Dixon survey, 1760-1768. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cope, Thomas Darlington, 1880-1964. Papers, 1945-1957. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Charles Mason papers, 1750-1815, 1750-1815 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn East India Company. Manuscripts, 1760-1761, relating to the transit of Venus. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Dixon, Jeremiah. Correspondence and accounts of the Mason and Dixon survey, 1758-1769. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Mason, Charles, 1728-1786. Journal during the survey of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line, 1763-1768. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Minutes and papers of the Mason and Dixon survey, 1760-1768, 1760-1768 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cope, Thomas Darlington, 1880-1964. Papers, ca. 1909-1964. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Shippen, Joseph, Jr., 1732-1810. Letterbook, 1763-1773. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Mason, Charles, 1728-1786. Papers, 1750-1815. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Hodgkins, W. C. (William Candler), b. 1854. The resurvey of the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland : part of the Mason and Dixon line / by W.C. Hodgkins. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
creatorOf Correspondence and accounts of the Mason and Dixon survey, 1758-1769, 1758-1769 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Penn-Baltimore boundary dispute papers, 1606-1775. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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associatedWith Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 person
associatedWith Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820 person
associatedWith Birch, Thomas person
associatedWith Carson, John Renshaw, 1887-1940 person
associatedWith Cooper, Thomas, 1759-1839 person
associatedWith Cope, Thomas Darlington, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Cope, Thomas D., (Thomas Darlington) person
associatedWith Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899 person
associatedWith Cuvier, Georges, Baron, 1769-1832 person
associatedWith Darlington, William, 1782-1863 person
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associatedWith Dixon, Lionel G. person
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associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
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associatedWith Fitch, John person
associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
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associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872 person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. person
associatedWith Hodgkins, W. C. (William Candler), b. 1854. person
associatedWith Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811 person
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associatedWith Schoolcraft, Henry Rowe, 1793-1864 person
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associatedWith Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 person
associatedWith Swann, W. F. G., (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824 person
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associatedWith Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865 person
associatedWith Wayne, Anthony person
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Birth 1728

Death 1786-10-25

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