Records, 1894-ongoing.


Records, 1894-ongoing.

Primarily correspondence by Percival Lowell and members of his staff originating from Lowell's offices in Flagstaff, Arizona and Boston, Massachusetts. The remainder of the collection has been organized into four categories and consists of the papers of Lowell (1882-1916), materials other than his correspondence; Andrew Ellicott Douglas (1894-1901); Vesto Melvin Slipher (1879-1954); and the Lowell Observatory Miscellaneous Papers (1894-1916). Photographs are of Lowell and of the Observatory and its staff during the early period of its history. Correspondents include: Edward F. Flynn, Carl O. Lampland, W. Louise Leonard, Constance S. Lowell, and William L. Putnam. There are also numerous drafts and texts of both published and unpublished articles and lectures by Lowell and various members of his staff, as well as eight large scrapbooks containing 3,500 clippings of the period.


SNAC Resource ID: 8211058

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