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Astronomy -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre papers

Identifier: Vault MSS 458
Scope and Contents

Papers of Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre (1749-1822). These are calculations, tables, and notes regarding the planets Uranus, Venus, Jupiter, and other planets and celestial bodies including comets and stars. There are also notes relating to the history of Astronomy.

Dates: 1778-1821

Eugene McPike correspondence, 1905-1938

Identifier: MSS 2390 Series 2
Scope and Contents note

Bound volumes, original correspondence, miscellaneous letters, communication with the American Library in Paris, etc.

Dates: Other: 1905-1938

Eugene McPike files on Edmond Halley, 1930-1940

Identifier: MSS 2390 Series 5
Scope and Contents note

Photostats and other research material, photos, manuscripts, newspapers and clippings, bound volumes, Master's thesis, chapter drafts, genealogical information, research ntoes, etc.

Dates: Other: 1930-1940

Eugene McPike "Halley, Flamsteed, and Hevelius" files, 1931-1937

Identifier: MSS 2390 Series 4
Scope and Contents note

Manuscripts, photostats, bound volumes, proofs, correspondence, etc.

Dates: Other: 1931-1937

Eugene McPike oversize materials, 1907-1943

Identifier: MSS 2390 Series 7
Scope and Contents note

Estate files, correspondence, manuscripts, 3x5 notecards and notebooks, genealogical data bound volumes, Interstate Commerce Commission license, scrolls, photos, letterbooks, periodicals, photostats and other research material, and scrapbook of maps, pamphlets, manuscripts, etc.

Dates: Other: 1907-1943

Eugene McPike personal and business-related records, 1901-1943

Identifier: MSS 2390 Series 1
Scope and Contents note

Bound volumes, record books, common-place books, pamphlets, financial books and periodicals, mewspapers and magazines, accounts, tax reports, correspondence, remembrances, family coat-of-arms, postcards, etc.

Dates: Other: 1901-1943

Eugene McPike research notes and manuscripts, 1927-1944

Identifier: MSS 2390 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, notes, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, research material, genealogical information (families of McPike, Halley/Hawley, Brown, Parker, Denton, etc.), linguistics manuscripts and materials, photostats, correspondence, negatives, bound volumes, essays, etc.

Dates: Other: 1927-1944

Johannes Hevelius letter to Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232567096]
Identifier: Vault MSS 494
Scope and Contents

This letter is dated 15 August 1686 and was written to Dr. Johann Philipp von Wurtzelbau (1651-1725) "my dear and respectable friend." Its content is concerned with arguments relating to lunar eclipses, about the planets Mars and Uranus, some astronomical theories, and in what should be made public. Hevelius expresses concern that his observations are considered forbidden by the council in Rome.

Dates: 1686 August 15

Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande letters to Mme. Dupiery

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 530
Scope and Contents Materials include thirty-three letters written from de Lalande to Mme. de Piery discussing his work, the current political situation, and personal matters. Portions of three letters have been excised, possibly because of their political content. Some items are not dated, others are dated using the calendar adopted by the French following the Revolution (1789-1792) with no attempt to correlate these dates with the Gregorian calendar. All items handwritten, some signed. All but one...
Dates: 1779-1806

Eugene Fairfield McPike papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2390
Abstract Contains McPike's genealogy research in the Halley, Pyke and MacPike families (all English, among others) and his research for the publications: Hevelius, Flamsteed and Halley: Three Contemporary Astronomers and Their Mutual Relations (London: Taylor and Francis, 1937), and Correspondence and Papers of Edmond Halley (London: Taylor and Francis, 1937). McPike also collected and wrote about Sir Isaac Newton. The papers also includes McPike's research materials related to his publications on...
Dates: 1898-1946