Truman H. Safford (1836-1901) Papers 1850-1871


Truman H. Safford (1836-1901) Papers 1850-1871

Astronomer Truman Safford was the first director of the Dearborn Observatory (in its old location on the South Side of Chicago, before it was moved to Northwestern). The records consist mainly of notebooks in which he recorded observations, calculations and notes. Materials include Safford's teaching files from the Chicago University, astronomical observations, computations regarding celestial objects, extracts from astronomical catalogs and two manuscripts. One file contains biographical material.




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Safford, Truman Henry, 1836-1901 (person)

Astronomer; Director, Dearborn Observatory, 1865-1874. From the description of Truman H. Safford Papers, 1850-1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122401433 Safford graduated from Harvard in 1854 and was an observer at the Harvard College Observatory. From the description of Papers of Truman Henry Safford, ca. 1865-1866 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972870 Truman Henry Safford was born January 6, 1836 in Royalton, ...

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