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Author:
Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909  Search this
Donor:
Dibner, Bern DSI  Search this
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Lovering, Joseph 1813-1892  Search this
Peters, C. H. F. (Christian Heinrich Friedrich) 1813-1890  Search this
Burndy Library Manuscripts Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
3 items
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Manuscripts (documents).)
Sources
Date:
1879
1879-1882
Notes:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Manuscripts of the Dibner collection, 1117
Collected by Bern Dibner for his Burndy Library in Norwalk, Connecticut, founded in 1941. Donated to the Smithsonian Libraries in 1974 by Dibner DSI
Summary:
Autograph document signed, 2 autograph letters signed on letterhead of the Nautical Almanac Office, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. One (1879 Jan. 8) is to Lovering, Chairman of the Rumford Committee, soliciting funds for an experiment on the speed of light. The other (1882 May 21) is to Dr. Peters
Topic:
Light--Speed  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Technology--History  Search this
History  Search this
Science  Search this
Technology  Search this
Call number:
MSS 001069 A
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194860