See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), 1866-

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Astronomer (gravitation, cosmology). On the faculty of University of Chicago, 1893-1896; professor of mathematics, U.S. Navy, 1899-1930.

From the description of Printed material and maps, 1907-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81330501

Astronomer and geometer. Who Was Who in America, Vol. 4, 1961-1968, gives a lengthy biographical description beginning with his birth in 1866 near Montgomery, Mo. He received his B.A., L.B and S.B. from the University of Missouri and his M.A. and Ph. D. from the University of Berlin. He was in charge of the observatory at the University of Missouri 1887-1889, volunteered at the observatory at the University of Berlin, organized and had charge of the Department of Astronomy and aided in the the organization of Yerkes Observatory at the University of Chicago, 1893-1896. He was astronomer at Lowell Observatory 1896-1898 with 24-inch Clark refractor at Flagstaff, Arizona and at City of Mexico. This work led to the discovery of approximately 600 new double stars and the remeasurement of 1,400 double stars. He was professor of mathematics and head of the observatory at the U.S. Naval Academy beginning in 1899. He authored numerous books and papers, many of which were published abroad as well as in the United States.

From the description of Incomplete manuscript fragment, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 60402518

Astronomer (gravitation, cosmology). On the faculty at University of Chicago (1893-1896); and professor of mathematics, U.S. Navy (1899-1930).

From the description of Correspondence, 1888-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80180925

Astronomer and mathematician.

From the description of Papers of T.J.J. See, 1887-1960 (bulk 1897-1930). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77575492

Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, born 19 February 1866 in Missouri, was an astronomer and mathematician who established laws of the Formation of the Solar System and founded the science of cosmogony.

From the description of Thomas Jefferson Jackson See papers, 1891-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122397877

Biographical Note

  • 1866, Feb. 19: Born near Montgomery, Mo.
  • 1889: A.B. University of Missouri, Springfield, Mo.
  • 1892: Ph.D., University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 1893 - 1896 : Instructor, Department of Astronomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1896 - 1898 : Astronomer, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.
  • 1899: Appointed professor of mathematics, U. S. Navy
  • 1903: Assigned as astronomer to Naval Observatory, Mare Island, Calif.
  • 1930: Retired as professor of mathematics, U. S. Navy
  • 1962, July 4: Died, Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland, Calif.

From the guide to the T. J. J. See Papers, 1887-1960, (bulk 1897-1930), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biography

Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, born 19 February 1866 in Missouri, was an astronomer and mathematician who established laws of the Formation of the Solar System and founded the science of cosmogony.

From the guide to the Thomas Jefferson Jackson See Papers, 1891-1970, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

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creatorOf Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments. 1784 - 2000. Papers of T. J. J. See, Professor of Mathematics National Archives at San Francisco
referencedIn Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909. Papers of Simon Newcomb, 1854-1936 (bulk 1865-1909). Library of Congress
creatorOf Thomas Jefferson Jackson See Papers, 1891-1970 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), b. 1866. Equation which represents sections through axis of rotation : manuscript note, nd. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918, recipient. Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937 Houghton Library
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956 Houghton Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIi, 1897 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), b. 1866. Papers of T.J.J. See, 1887-1960 (bulk 1897-1930). Library of Congress
referencedIn Brasch, Frederick E. (Frederick Edward), 1875-1967. Frederick E. Brasch papers, 1745-1963. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Scientists and science collection, 1870-1948. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), b. 1866. Correspondence, 1888-1944. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), b. 1866. [Miscellaneous biographical information concerning Thomas Jefferson Jackson See]. US Naval Observatory, James M. Gilliss Library
creatorOf T. J. J. See Papers, 1887-1960, (bulk 1897-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), b. 1866. Incomplete manuscript fragment, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), b. 1866. Thomas Jefferson Jackson See papers, 1891-1970. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf See, T. J. J. (Thomas Jefferson Jackson), b. 1866. Printed material and maps, 1907-1938. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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California--Mare Island
Peru
Alaska
United States
Germany
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Astronomical observatories
Astronomical observatories
Astronomy
Astronomy
Cosmogony
Eccentrics and eccentricities
Ether (Space)
Geodesy
Geometry, Non
Gravitation
Mathematics
Relativity (Physics)
Waves
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Mathematicians
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Birth 1866-02-19

Death 1962-07-04

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