Autobiographical sketch : manuscript, 1888.


Autobiographical sketch : manuscript, 1888.

Approximately half of the autobiographical sketch concerns Ferrel's childhood schooling and his first interest in astronomy after seeing a solar eclipse. The remainder of the sketch concerns his professional career and meteorology work. The letters concern McAdie's request for the autobiographical sketch and include further biographical information.

13 leaves ; 32 cm. or smaller.


SNAC Resource ID: 7798125

Houghton Library

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