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Sabine, Edward

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Dobbin, James Cochran

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Herndon, Lt.

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Tolles, Robert B.

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Lefroy, J. H.

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Metcalf

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Hall, Asaph

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Combs, Gilbert

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Alter, Joseph Henry

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Flugel, Felix

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Leigh, William

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Maury, Matthew F.

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Von Beneden, Professor (Van?)

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Nichols, H. H.

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Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, 1824-1896

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Charles Babbage was a mathematician and inventor. From the guide to the Charles Babbage selected correspondence, 1827-1871, 1827-1871, (American Philosophical Society) American astronomer. Graduated Harvard, 1844; University of Go╠łttingen (Germany), 1848. In 1849 he founded and became the first editor of the 'Astronomical Journal.' In 1855 he became director of the Dudley Observatory. A public controversy arose when he disagreed with the Scientific Council and Trustees of th...

Hardin, L. B.

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Downes, John.

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Davis, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1845-1921

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Rear admiral, U.S.N. Author of his father's biography, "Life of Charles Henry Davis, Rear-Admiral, 1807-1877.". Superintendent of U.S. Naval Observatory, 1897-1902. From the description of Charles Henry Davis letters to Henry Oscar Houghton, Jr. and Houghton Mifflin & Co., [manuscript], 1899 Mar 24 and Apr 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 247517738 ...

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.

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Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), a physicist, was the first secretary and director of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he retained for over three decades. Henry was a leading experimental scientist whose contributions include several discoveries in the field of electromagnetics. He has been credited with the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph, among other things. Henry was born in 1797 in Albany, New York, the son of William Henry, a teamster, and his wife An...

Loomis, Elias

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Epithet: Professor of Natural Philosophy, New York University British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000630.0x000062 ...

Nicoll

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Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878

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Guyot, A. (Arnold), 1807-1884

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Arnold Henry Guyot was a geographer and the first to formulate laws of structure and movement of glaciers. He published geography textbooks, 1866-1875, and was professor of physical geography and geology at Princeton University, 1854-1884. From the description of Correspondence, 1857-1882. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122316399 Geographer and geologist. From the description of Letter of A. Guyot, circa 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat re...

Jewett, Charles C. (Charles Coffin), 1816-1868

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Librarian, Smithsonian Institution. From the description of Letter, 1854 Apr. 15, Washington [D.C.] to "My dear Sir" [i.e. Josiah Warren, n.p.]. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34368994 ...

Farquhar

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Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889

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Maria Mitchell and her father William Mitchell were astronomers. In 1869, Maria Mitchell was one of the first women elected into the American Philosophical Society. From the description of Papers, ca. 1825-1887. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122624294 From the guide to the Maria Mitchell papers, ca. 1825-1887, Circa 1825-1887, (American Philosophical Society) Astronomer and teacher. From the description of Letter to Mr. Al...

Schumacher, H. C.

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Gilliss, James Melville

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Scoresby, William, Captain afterwards Rev, FRS

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Venen, L. P.

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Taylor, D. O.

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Blaize, Emile

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Badinel, Bulkeley

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Smallwood, Charles (Dr.)

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Barrington (Dublin)

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American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Edmund W. Sinnott was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at the time of this correspondence. Walter G. Berl was an editor for the Association. From the description of Letters, 1948-1971, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155878457 ...

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Brunet, H. M.

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Bache, Alexander Dallas

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Todd

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Warren

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Dayton (Musical group)

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Smith, Buckingham

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Friedlander

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Gray, Asa

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Goldsborough, Lt.

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Austin, W. W.

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Cutting, H. A.

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Zantedeschi, F. R.

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Airy, George Biddell

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Coggia

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Douglas, J. H. (Dr.)

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Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909

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American astronomist and political economist. From the description of Typed letter : [Washington, D.C., to the editors of The Critic, Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1884 Aug. 19]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 645229686 American astronomer. From the description of Typewritten letters signed (3) : Washington, D.C., to Harper & Brothers, 1886 Mar. 16-1883 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612661 Astronomer, mathematician, and economist. ...

Dayton, E. A.

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Dall, William Healey

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Dean of Alaskan explorations and one of the last of the disappearing class of "systematic naturalists," which included Agassiz, Baird, and Audubon, William H. Dall (1845-1927) was born in Boston to Charles Henry Appleton Dall, a Unitarian minister, and Caroline Wells (Healey), a feminist and publicist. Educated in the public school system, Dall did not go on to attend Harvard after graduating from the Boston Latin School. Instead, he pursued his interests in zoology and medicine by studying unde...

Coffin, James Henry.

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Ringgold, Cadwalader, 1802-1867

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Ringgold served under Wilkes in Antarctic Expedition in 1838. He surveyed the Columbia River, Puget Sound, the Sacramento River and San Francisco Harbor. He served in California from 1849-1851. From the description of Letter, May 13, 1848. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 46357716 ...

Malone, Dr.

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Myer, Albert James, 1829-1880

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U.S. Army officer and surgeon. From the description of Papers of Albert James Myer, 1851-1933 (bulk 1851-1880). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81681433 From the description of Papers of Albert James Myer, 1816-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 76892172 Albert James Myer (b. Sept. 20, 1829, Newburgh, New York-d. Aug. 24, 1880), Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, graduated from medical school in 1851. He became a signal officer in 1860, organized and commanded the...

Bassnett, Thomas, 1808-

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Bessels, Emil

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Ferguson, Mrs.

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Simpson

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Frisby, Edgar

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Secchi, Angelo, 1818-1878

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Italian astronomer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rome, to Sigre. D. Luigi Bianchini, 1850 Feb. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634288 ...

Coffin, J.H.C. (John Huntington Crane), 1815-1890

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Welles, Gideon

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859

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U.S. minister to France. From the description of Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29553098 John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, M...

Sands, Benjamin Franklin

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Kupffer

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Winlock, Joseph

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Bombay Geographical Society

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South America

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Goodfellow, E.

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National Observatory

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Buist, George

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Agassiz, Louis

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Hill, Rev. Thomas

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Yeatman

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Taylor, D. B.

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Lawson, Thomas

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Gimmel, Mr.

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Rodgers, John

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Robinson, Edward

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Means, Professor

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Blodget, Lorin

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Toulouce, Perrotin

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Whiting, William B.

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Astronomical journal.

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Austin

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Wesley, William

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Thompson, S. Harrison

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Walker, Sears C.

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Strong

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Leverrier, U. J. J.

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Espy, James P...

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Moesta, Charles (Dr.)

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Prescott, William

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Squier, E. G. (Ephraim George), 1821-1888

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Ephraim George Squier (1821-1888) and Dr. Edwin Hamilton Davis (1811-1888) of Chillicothe, Ohio were antiquarian authors who became authorities in the field of Indian antiquities. Mr. Squier was editor of the Scioto Gazette in Ohio when he began investigating the moundbuilders of the Scioto Valley under the tutelage of Dr. Davis, an Ohio physician who wrote for several historical and medical journals. Squier was later appointed Charge d'affaires to Guatemala and other Central American states and...

Nautical Almanac

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Lee, L. Philips

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Tutwiler, H.

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Peirce, Benjamin, 1809-1880

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Peirce (Harvard, A.B., 1829) taught astronomy and mathematics at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Benjamin Peirce, 1846-1851 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972841 Peirce (A.B. 1829), mathematician and astronomer, was a tutor (1831-1833) and professor (1833-1880) at Harvard University, where he established the Harvard Observatory. From the description of Correspondence, ca. 1835-1880. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79...

Cooke, Josiah Parsons

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Toerster

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Boyd

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Runkle, John Daniel, 1822-1902

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John Daniel Runkle, 1822-1902, SB, MA, 1851, Harvard College, was the second president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1870 to 1878, having served as acting president from 1868 to 1870. He was professor of mathematics from 1865 to 1902. Earlier in 1860 he was a member of the committee that prepared the " Objects and Plan of an Institute of Technology," which led to the establishment of MIT in 1861, and he worked closely with the founder and first president of...

Minor, George

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Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869

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Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) was the 14th President of the United States (1853-1857). Prior to his presidency he served in both the House of Representatives (1833-1837) and the Senate (1837-1842) as a legislator from New Hampshire. Although a Northerner, he sympathized with the Southern cause during the American Civil War and was good friends with Jefferson Davis....

Merriwether, Charles

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Trumbull, William

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Hayes, John L. (John Lord), 1812-1887

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Delano, J. C. (Captain)

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Cranch, Mr. (Cincinnati)

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Bache, George M.

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Boyle, Robert

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Epithet: 5th son of Richard, 1st Earl of Cork British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x00019f Epithet: of Stowe MS 201 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x00018e Robert Boyle (1627-1691), natural philosopher and chemist, was born at Lismore Castle, Munster, on 25 January 1627, the son of the 1st Earl of Cork. He was educa...

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Traslour

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