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Title
Records of Director Edward C. Pickering, 1864-1926 (inclusive)
Name/Creator
Harvard College Observatory, creator
HOLLIS IDDigital ObjectDigital ObjectDigital ObjectLocation
Harvard University Archives

Networked Resource
Language
English
Description
168 containers
Form/Genre
text

Diaries.

Letterpress copybooks.
Subject
Holden, Austin ;  Gilman, D. C ;  Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles) , 1846-1919 ;  Douglas, H. E ;  Bond, George Phillips , 1825-1865 ;  Bruce, Catherine W ;  Bruce, M. W ;  Harvard College Observatory. ;  American Astronomical Society. ;  Harvard University. , Treasurer. ;  United States Naval Observatory. ;  Astronomy -- Research ;  Meteorology -- Research

Category
Stars

Astronomical instruments and methodology

Planets

Peru

Meteorology

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

Asia (General works)

Diaries

Manuscripts and records

Correspondence

Note
Materials include letterbooks, and incoming correspondence with eminent astronomers and Harvard officials, and financial records. Pickering was Director from 1876-1919. For more information about records, see Harvard Archives LOCATION below.

Access may be restricted. Details available at the repository.

The Astronomical Observatory was established in 1839, and is now known as the Harvard College Observatory. The Massachusetts stations are in Cambridge and the George R. Agassiz Station (Oak Ridge) in Harvard, Mass. The Boyden Station of the Observatory was originally located in Arequipa, Peru until 1927 when it was transferred near Bloemfontien in the Orange Free State, South Africa. This station closed about 1966.

Finding aid available in repository.
Other Title
  Collections of the Harvard University Archives. University records