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Draper Family Collection, 1835-1908

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Author:
Draper, John William 1811-1882
Nye, Dorothy Catherine Draper
Draper, Henry 1837-1882
Draper, Daniel (meteorologist) 1841-1931
Draper, John Christopher (chemist) 1835-1885
Photographer:
Mora, José Maria ca. 1846-1926
Collector:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI
Publisher:
University of the City of New York
Creator:
New York Meteorological Observatory
Physical description:
4.3 cu. ft.: 13 boxes
Type:
Photomicrographs
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Reprints
Lectures
Diplomas
Certificates
Wills
Date:
1835
1835-1908
1840-1850
19th century
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Publications:
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)
Cite as:
Draper Family Collection, 1835-1908, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Physicians
Astronomers
Photographers
Scientists
Chemists
Physical sciences
Astronomy
Spectrum analysis
Meteorology
Chemistry
Photography
Astronomical photography
Local number:
52757 (OIPP Neg., No., portrait of John William Draper)
72-11302 (OIPP Neg. No., alleged portrait of John William Draper)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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