Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI
University of the City of New York
New York Meteorological Observatory
4.3 cu. ft.: 13 boxes
A photograph by Mora in the collection, marked "J.W. Draper," does not appear to depict the same man as in Neg. No. 52,757.
The Draper family made a number of important contributions to American science. John William Draper, a chemist, was one of the first American practitioners of photography and did pioneer work in astronomical photography and the chemical effects of radiant energy. John C. Draper was a noted physician and chemist. Henry Draper did astronomical photography and stellar spectral analysis. Daniel Draper established the New York Meteorological Observatory in Central Park.
Miscellaneous documents and photographs related to the scientific careers of members of this family. Includes publications of the University of the City of New York, with which the Drapers were associated, reprints of papers by John William Draper, F. Melloni, John C. Draper, and Henry Draper, publications of the New York Meteorological Observatory, photographs of the observatory, rare scientific photographs, including photomicrographs (paper prints) by the Drapers, correspondence addressed to Daniel Draper, certificates, diplomas, and other documents.
Images of John W. and Henry Draper used to illustrate an educational web site on canadian astronomy made by the AstroLab of the Mont-Mégantic Observatory for the Canadian Virtual Museum (e-mail request from Pierre Hudon, Ph.D., Departement of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Québec, Canada, 2005)
Draper Family Collection, 1835-1908, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
52757 (OIPP Neg., No., portrait of John William Draper)
72-11302 (OIPP Neg. No., alleged portrait of John William Draper)