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Records of Boyden Station, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1907-1956
Harvard College Observatory, creator
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Harvard University Archives

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7 cubic feet (21 boxes and two folders)
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Letterpress copybooks.
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan) , 1906-1983 ;  Bailey, Solon I. (Solon Irving) , 1854- ;  Paraskevopoulos, J. S ;  Lindsay, E. M ;  Smith, H. J ;  Schultz, L. G ;  Harvard College Observatory. ;  Boyden Station (Bloemfontein, South Africa) ;  Astronomical observatories -- South Africa ;  Astronomy -- Research ;  Meteorology -- Research


South Africa


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

Bailey, Solon Irving, 1854-1931

Astronomy (General works)

Astronomical instruments and methodology

Manuscripts and records


Records of Boyden Station in Bloemfontein, South Africa consist chiefly of correspondence and reports.

Access: Open for research.

Detailed inventory available online: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua24014

Some of the records have been digitized and are available online. Links to digital content are in the inventory.

The Harvard University Archives holds the Records of the Harvard College Observatory, including the records of Boyden Station, Arequipa, Peru (UAV 630.100).

Harvard's first astronomical observatory was established in 1839 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and became the Harvard College Observatory. Boyden Station was established to allow for observations from the Southern Hemisphere and was originally located in Arequipa, Peru. The Station was moved to a spot near Bloemfontien in the Orange Free State, South Africa in 1927. Harvard stopped direct support of the site around 1966.

Harvard College Observatory. Records of Boyden Station, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1907-1956. UAV 630.110, Harvard University Archives.
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