Autograph letters signed (10, one incomplete), and autograph document signed : Paris, to various recipients, including General Calon, M. Le Chevalier, M. Villar, and M. Vallogne, 1780 June 7-1803.

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Méchain, Pierre François André, 1744-1804. Autograph letters signed (10, one incomplete), and autograph document signed : Paris, to various recipients, including General Calon, M. Le Chevalier, M. Villar, and M. Vallogne, 1780 June 7-1803.

Autograph letters signed (10, one incomplete), and autograph document signed : Paris, to various recipients, including General Calon, M. Le Chevalier, M. Villar, and M. Vallogne, 1780 June 7-1803.

Concerning his cartographical work, his astronomical observations, and his geodetic measurements which determined the metric unit of length. The letter of 1780 June 7 concerns the cartographical position of Danzig and contains an analysis of various astronomical observations of La Hire, Hevelius, Cassini, Thomas Streete, and Halley; the letter of 1783 Sept. 3 contains a detailed account of his observation of a lunar eclipse. Other letters concern his attempts to make geodetic measurements in southern France and Spain in order to establish the length of the meter. With frequent references to his partner Delambre.

11 items (28 p.) ; 24.7 cm.

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Streete, Thomas

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Epithet: astronomer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000571.0x000044 ...

Macomber, John D.

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Méchain, Pierre, 1744-1804

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French scientist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (10, one incomplete), and autograph document signed : Paris, to various recipients, including General Calon, M. Le Chevalier, M. Villar, and M. Vallogne, 1780 June 7-1803. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871515 ...

Houghton, James R. (James Russell), 1899-1990

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Musician, educator, sacred music scholar. Born April 11, 1899 in Davenport, Iowa, where his father was Chief of the Fire Deparment. With a rich baritone voice, he studied under Dr. Philip Greely Clapp at the University of Iowa, auditioned at age nineteen for Antonio Scotti of the Metropolitan Opera, then studied at Harvard University with Dr. Archibald T. Davison, conductor of the Harvard Glee Club. He gave recitals in Boston, Berlin and New York, continuing voice studie...

Macomber, John,

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La Hire, Laurent de, 1606-1656.

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Halley, Edmond, 1656-1742

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Cassini, Giovanni Domenico, 1625-1712

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First director of the Paris Observatory, 1671-1712. From the description of Les observations de l'equinoxe du printêms de cette année 1703. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122528262 Jean-Dominique (aka. Giovanni Domenico) Cassini worked as a French astronomer. From the guide to the Abrégé d'astronomie, 1678-1712, 1678-1712, (American Philosophical Society) Jean-Dominique (aka. Giovanni Domenico) Cassini was a French astronomer...

Delambre, J. B. J. (Jean Baptiste Joseph), 1749-1822

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Delambre was a professor of astronomy in the Collège de France. He is best known for his tables of Uranus and his work on the history of astronomy. From the guide to the Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers, 1778-1821, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) French astronomer. From the description of Document signed, as perpetual secretary of the Académie Royale des Sciences : Paris, 1821 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270536486 From the description...

Houghton, James R., Mrs,

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Hevelius, Johan, 1611-1687.

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