Letters to Charles H. Rockwell, 1883-1884.


Letters to Charles H. Rockwell, 1883-1884.

Three letters with enclosures written by Seth Carlo Chandler to Charles Rockwell. Letters concern an astronomical instrument built under Chandler's supervision for Rockwell. There are references in the letters to Chandler's work on the almucantar at the Harvard College Observatory.

3 letters + enclosures.


SNAC Resource ID: 8186502

Harvard University Archives.

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