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Title
Papers of William Henry Pickering, 1870-1907
Name/Creator
Pickering, William H. (William Henry), 1858-, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectLocation
Harvard University Archives

Networked Resource
Language
English
Description
approximately 2 cubic feet (3 folders and 9 boxes)
Form/Genre
mixed material

Drawings.

Glass plate negatives.
Subject
Astronomy -- Observations ;  Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles) , 1846-1919 ;  Pickering, William H. (William Henry) , 1858- ;  Pickering family ;  Harvard College Observatory. ;  Occultism ;  Automobiles -- History ;  Astronomy -- Research ;  Arequipa (Peru) -- Description and travel ;  Astronomical observatories -- Peru ;  Astronomical observatories -- Arizona ;  Astronomical observatories -- Jamaica

Category
Harvard College Observatory Expedition: Boyden Station, Arequipa, Peru, 1889-1927

Astronomy (General works)

Peru

Meteorology

Manuscripts and records

Field notes and notebooks

Note
The collection contains a mix of personal, family, and astronomical materials including letters, notes, data, drawings, and photographs.

William Henry Pickering (1858-1938) was an American astronomer. He was an enthusiastic explorer, charged with expeditions to view solar eclipses and with establishing observatories for Harvard University in Peru, Arizona, and Jamaica.

Some of the collection has been digitized and is available online. Links to online content are provided in the inventory http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua09014

Pickering, William H. (William Henry), 1858- Papers of William Henry Pickering, 1870-1907. HUG 1691, Harvard University Archives.

Detailed inventory available online: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua09014
Other Title
Other Title
  Collections of the Harvard University Archives. Personal archives
Other Title
  Collections of the Harvard University Archives. Faculty archives
Other Title
  Collections of the Harvard University Archives. Online resources. Partial content online