Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843

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Swiss-American scientist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to William Vaughan in London, 1843 Jun. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472923

Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (1770-1843), Swiss-born, American geodesist and mathematician, was superintendent of the United States Coast Survey.

From the description of F.R. Hassler correspondence, 1804-1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122640031

From the guide to the F.R. Hassler correspondence, 1804-1847, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler (b. Oct. 7, 1770, Aarau, Switzerland-d. Nov. 20, 1843) well known geodesist, was born in Switzerland and studied at the University of Bern. He was the first Superintendent of the Coast Survey (redesignated the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1878) as well as Superintendent of the Office of Standard Weights and Measures, a position he held until his death in 1843. Coming to America in 1805, he won Jefferson's help for his plan to survey the Atlantic coast, and from 1816 through 1818 he was in charge fo the work. In 1832 he was appointed to head the Coast Survey, which had lapsed since his previous work.

From the description of Hassler, Ferdinand Rudolph, 1770-1843 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10583219

Geologist, mathematician, first superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey, 1816-1818, 1832-1843.

From the description of F. R. Hassler letter : Washington City, to Hon. Jno. B. Aycrigg, 1843 Feb. 7. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 70775295

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referencedIn Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843. J.N. Nicollet papers, 1797-1843. Library of Congress
referencedIn Patterson family. Patterson-Lord papers, [ca. 1809]-1876. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to "Respected Sir," [F.R. Hassler?], 1835 Apr. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Preuss, Charles. Charles Preuss diaries and related materials, 1838-1958 (bulk 1838-1849) UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to F.R. Hassler, 1826 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Records of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 1830 - 1994. Scientific Records of Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IId, 1837-1844 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Letters of scientists, 1655-1973. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Dickerson, Mahlon, 1770-1853. Autograph letter signed : "Navy Department," to F.H. [sic] Hassler, 1838 May 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Autograph letter signed : New York, to F. R. Hassler, 1826 Nov. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. F.R. Hassler correspondence, 1804-1847. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. Papers. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. F. R. Hassler letter : Washington City, to Hon. Jno. B. Aycrigg, 1843 Feb. 7. Buffalo History Museum, Research Library
creatorOf Kemble, Gouverneur, 1786-1875. Autograph letter signed : West Point Foundry [Cold Spring, N.Y.], to F. R. Hassler, 1828 Jan. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vaughan, John, 1755-1841. Papers, 1768 - ca. 1936 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives, 1743-1984 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Featherstonhaugh, George William, 1780-1866. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to F.R. Hassler, 1819 Dec. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf F.R. Hassler correspondence, 1804-1847 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Nicollet, J. N. (Joseph Nicolas), 1786-1843. Joseph N. Nicollet papers, 1822-1843. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Cambreleng, Churchill Caldom, 1786-1862. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Professor Hassler, 1837 Feb. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. Autograph letter signed : to William Vaughan in London, 1843 Jun. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Patterson, Robert Maskell, 1787-1854. Papers, 1775-1853. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Robert M. (Robert Maskell) Patterson papers, 1775-1853, 1775-1853 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Correspondence, 1814-1826 University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn J. N. Nicollet Papers, 1797-1843 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 1928 - 2008. Coast Survey 200th Anniversary Video Recordings. 2006 - 2007. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Coast Surveying Reenactments
creatorOf Vaughan, John, 1775-1807. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Mr. F.R. Hassler, 1807 Nov. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Patterson-Lord papers, [ca. 1809]-1876, Circa 1809-1876 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen letters and documents, 1787-1888, 1787-1888 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1795-1858. Autograph letter signed : [New York?], to F.R. Hassler, [1840]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIc, 1826-1836 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Thomas Jefferson letter to Ferdinand R. Hassler [manuscript], 1824 June 22. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIb, 1807-1825 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hassler, F. R. (Ferdinand Rudolph), 1770-1843. Papers of c [manuscript], 1806-1847. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855. Autograph letter signed : House of representatives, to F. R. Hassler, 1840 Feb. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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United States
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Geodesy--United States
Coasts
Geodesy
Military education--United States
Coasts--United States
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Military education
Occupation
Geodesists
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Birth 1770-10-07

Death 1843-11-20

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