Papers of Paul W. Merrill, 1922-1961.


Papers of Paul W. Merrill, 1922-1961.

The collection consists of Paul Willard Merrill's correspondence files from the years 1922-1961 during his time at the Mount Wilson Observatory. Correspondents include: Walter Sydney Adams, Robert Grant Aitken, Leon Campbell, George Ellery Hale, the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the U.S. Bureau of Standards.

15 boxes.


SNAC Resource ID: 6755985

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

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...

Merrill, Paul W. (Paul Willard), 1887-1961 (person)

Paul Willard Merrill (1887-1961) was one of the pioneers of stellar spectroscopy, and his research was carried out at the Lick Observatory (1908-1913), the University of Michigan (1913-1916), the U.S. Bureau of Standards (1916-1919), the Harvard College Observatory (1917), and the Mount Wilson Observatory (1919-1961). From the description of Papers of Paul W. Merrill, 1922-1961. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122540496 ...

Carnegie Institution of Washington. (corporateBody)

Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938 (person)

George Ellery Hale was an astrophysicist. He was the organizer and director of the Mount Wilson Observatory of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, 1904-1923, and was honorary director until his death in 1938. His principal scientific researches were made in stellar spectroscopy. From the description of Papers, 1903-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82798019 From the description of Papers, 1882-1937. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523501...

Aitken, Robert Grant, 1864-1951 (person)

Mount Wilson Observatory (corporateBody)

Founded in December 1904 by George Ellery Hale and funded by the Carnegie Institution, the Mount Wilson Observatory quickly became one of the 20th century's major astronomical research centers. Located just north of Los Angeles high atop the San Gabriel Mountains, the observatory took full advantage of Southern California's clear nights and uniquely steady air. The observatory's 60" telescope completed in 1908 was the largest then in existence. In 1917, another Mount Wilson telescope, 100" in di...

Campbell, Leon, 1881-1951 (person)