Papers of Theodore Parker Lukens, 1848-1918.

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Papers of Theodore Parker Lukens, 1848-1918.

Collection consists of letters, diaries, manuscripts, and photographs related to Lukens's personal and business affairs, conservation, the study of local forests, commercial tree farming, and the establishment of the Mount Wilson Observatory. Correspondents in the collection include: Thomas Robert Bard, George Ellery Hale, Abbot Kinney, John Muir, Harrison Gray Otis, and Giffort Pinchot.

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Otis, Harrison Gray, 1837-1917

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Mount Wilson Observatory

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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...

Bard, Thomas Robert, 1841-1915

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Thomas Robert Bard (1841-1915), U.S. Senator from California from 1900 to 1905 and president of the Union Oil Company, was born in Pennsylvania where he studied law. He came to California in 1865 to take charge of the large land holdings of eastern owners in Ventura County and was instrumental in the subsequent development of land and petroleum in the area. Bard laid out the town of Hueneme, CA, and was involved in many Ventura County business ventures. From the description of Papers...

Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938

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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...

Lukens, Theodore Parker, 1848-1918

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Theodore P. Lukens was a conservationist and pioneer community leader in Pasadena, CA. Born in Ohio, he came to California with his wife in 1880. He became active in business and municipal affairs, serving as president of the Board of Trustees of the city of Pasadena in 1890-92 and 1894-95. Lukens was a friend of John Muir and promoted many conservation causes. He served as supervisor of the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains from 1905-07 and throughout his career held various ...

Lukens, Theodore Parker, 1848-1918

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Theodore P. Lukens was a conservationist and pioneer community leader in Pasadena, CA. Born in Ohio, he came to California with his wife in 1880. He became active in business and municipal affairs, serving as president of the Board of Trustees of the city of Pasadena in 1890-92 and 1894-95. Lukens was a friend of John Muir and promoted many conservation causes. He served as supervisor of the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains from 1905-07 and throughout his career held various ...

Muir, John, 1838-1914

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American author and naturalist. From the description of Papers of John Muir [manuscript], 1885-1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833450 From the description of Letter to Dewitt Miller, 1895 February 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 64433074 Naturalist, author, conservationist, John Muir is considered a precursor of the environmentalist movement. Through his numerous books and articles, which emphasize the importance of wildernes...

Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946

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First director, United States Forest Service (1905). He changed the name of protected "forest preserves" to "national forests" and advocated a controversial "wise use" policy for the resources of the national forests, whereby a greater use of forest resources, such as tree harvests and grazing rights could be permitted. From the description of Correspondence, 1905-1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 40804560 Forester and governor of Pennsylvania. F...

Kinney, Abbot, 1850-1920

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