Papers of Simon Newcomb, 1854-1936 (bulk 1865-1909).

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Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909. Papers of Simon Newcomb, 1854-1936 (bulk 1865-1909).

Papers of Simon Newcomb, 1854-1936 (bulk 1865-1909).

Correspondence, diaries, commonplace books, drafts of speeches, articles, reviews, and books, financial papers, genealogical papers, charts, tables, computations, photos, and printed matter, chiefly 1865-1909, reflecting Newcomb's personal and family life, his work in mathematics and astronomy, his writing of articles for encyclopedias and other publications, and his work as president of the International Congress of Arts and Sciences. Principal correspondents include his wife, Mary Hassler Newcomb, Edward E. Bernard, Alexander Graham Bell, Lewis Boss, Sherburne W. Burnham, William W. Campbell, James McKeen Cattell, George Davidson, Sir David Gill, Daniel C. Gilman, Benjamin A. Gould, George E. Hale, Asaph Hall, George W. Hill, Edward S. Holden, Samuel P. Langley, Othniel C. Marsh, Benjamin Peirce, Edward C. Pickering, Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, Otto Struve, Charles D. Walcott, and Carroll D. Wright.

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