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William Cranch Bond commonplace book, circa 1843-1855, 1843-1855 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 2, folder 4Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Commonplace book kept by William Cranch Bond from circa 1843 to 1855, containing excerpts from books like Uncle Tom's Cabin and Dr. Troy's Bible (1791) and from the works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Lord Byron.

William Cranch Bond commonplace book, circa 1853, 1853 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 2, folder 5Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Commonplace book kept by William Cranch Bond in circa 1853, containing excerpts and quotations from the writings of Lord Byron, Edward Gibbon, Samuel Johnson, and Jean-François Marmontel. There is also a clipping with a verse about the siege of Belgrade in 1789 on the manuscript endpaper. The bulk of the volume contains blank pages.

William Cranch Bond commonplace book (inserted papers), circa 1853-1873, 1853-1873 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 2, folder 6Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains several illustrations, extracts taken from writings of Percy Shelley and William Cullen Bryant, and news clippings about topics like theater and contemporary books, removed from Bond's commonplace books.

William Cranch Bond memoirs, 1850, 1850 Digital

Item — unspecified: Filed in portfolio folder 1Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Volume of diary entries written by William Cranch Bond in 1850 regarding his family's genealogy; the United States Coast Survey chronometric expedition to determine difference of longitude between Greenwich Observatory (England) and Cambridge, Massachusetts; fund-raising to build the Harvard College Observatory; acquisition of parts for a magnetic telegraph; and observations on the weather and his daily activities.

William Cranch Bond professional correspondence, 1842-1853, 1842-1853 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 2, folder 15Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Correspondence to William Cranch Bond from Harvard College President Josiah Quincy (1772-1864) informing him of the conferral of an honorary AM by Harvard, and from professional societies, including the Royal Astronomical Society of London, regarding his election as member, dated 1842-1853. There is also a letter, signature illegible, offering Bond and the Harvard College Observatory a steel plate created by Mr. Prudhomme, possibly referring to the engraver John Francis Eugene Prud'homme...