Papers. 1865-1900.


Papers. 1865-1900.

Army officer, professor of natural & experimental philosophy and librarian, U.S. Military Academy. Official papers and correspondence, 1873-1888, mostly involving the commission and receipt of instruments for the Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy. Correspondents include: Alvan Clark, J. Duboscq, William Govrow, Ogden Rood; official papers and correspondence, 1887-1900, relating to U.S. Military Academy library; papers and correspondence, 1873-1885, dealing with firm of D. Van Nostrand, publishers and importers of scientific books; personal papers and correspondence, 1865-1897, mostly dealing with scientific topics, including correspondence with Edward S. Holden and Gouverneur Kemble Warren; list of "Public property belonging to the Department of Natural & Experimental Physics"; corrected publishers' proofs of "Michie mechanics"; miscellaneous papers, including notes & computations; U.S. Military Academy announcement of Michie's death; newspaper clippings; engraving of Michie; 7 photographs of the moon, c. 1893.

1 box : ill. + photos.



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