Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 2 of 2

Philip Fox (1878 - 1944) Papers

Identifier: 29/3
Abstract The Philip Fox papers, comprising one box, include correspondence, astronomical notes and calculations, notes and drafts of publications, and lists compiled by Fox of outstanding scientists.The general correspondence covers the years from 1904 to 1941. Of interest are the four letters written in 1909 urging the purchase of the Simon Newcomb Library for the Astronomy Department at Northwestern. The standard equinox correspondence records Fox's interest in 1915 in establishing such a...
Dates: 1904-1941

Truman H. Safford (1836-1901) Papers

Identifier: 29/4
Abstract Astronomer Truman Safford was the first director of the Dearborn Observatory (in its old location on the South Side of Chicago, before it was moved in 1889 to Northwestern University). The records consist mainly of notebooks in which he recorded observations, calculations and notes. Materials include Safford's teaching files from the first University of Chicago, astronomical observations, computations regarding celestial objects, extracts from astronomical catalogs and two manuscripts. One file...
Dates: 1850-1871

Filtered By

  • Repository: Northwestern University Archives X
  • Names: Dearborn Observatory X
  • Subject: Astronomy--Study and teaching X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Astronomers 1
Astronomical observatories--United States 1
Polestar--Observations 1
Stars--Observations 1
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum 1
Fox, Philip, 1878-1944 1
Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Safford, Truman Henry, 1836-1901 1