Papers of Frederick Hanley Seares, 1909-1945 (bulk 1909-1940).

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Papers of Frederick Hanley Seares, 1909-1945 (bulk 1909-1940).

The collection consists of the correspondence files of Frederick Hanley Seares. While roughly one half of the papers deal with administrative matters of the Mount Wilson Observatory, the remainder cover his scientific work. There are also some manuscripts, notes and notebooks (Boxes 19-21) related to Seares's research activities.

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Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956

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Adams was the astronomer of stellar spectroscopy at Mount Wilson Observatory, 1904-1923, and Director, 1923-1946. From the description of Correspondence, 1881-1939. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165432 Astronomer. From the description of Papers, 1923-1956. [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79843223 Walter Sydney Adams (1876-1956, APS 1915), astronomer, explored the uses of spectroscopy, investigate...

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Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938

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Pease, F. G. (Francis Gladheim), 1881-

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Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1846-1919

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Epithet: Director, Harvard Astronomical Observatory British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000342.0x0000b9 Pickering (Harvard, S.B., 1865) taught astronomy at Harvard and was director of the Harvard College Observatory. From the description of Papers of Edward Charles Pickering, 1850-1918 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972845 ...

Parkhurst, John Adelbert, 1861-1925

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Rhijn, P. J. van (Pieter Johannes), 1886-

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Barnard, Edward Emerson.

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Gilbert, Walter G.

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Aitken, Robert Grant, 1864-1951

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Ross, Frank E. (Frank Elmore), 1874-1960

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Frost, Edwin Brant, 1866-1935

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Struve, Otto, 1897-1963

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Moore, Charlotte Emma, 1898-

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Leuschner, Armin O.

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Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953

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Edwin Powell Hubble, American observational astronomer, Chairman of the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories Research Committee. In 1938, Hubble was elected Trustee of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. From the description of Papers of Edwin Powell Hubble, 1900-1989. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122551882 Astronomer (extragalactic astronomy and cosmology). Researcher, Yerkes Observatory, 1914-1917; on the...