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Copyright notification, 1877, 1877 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 7Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains a copyright certificate issued by the Library of Congress on November 15, 1877, to William Bond & Son for a chart to accompany an aneroid barometer.

Correspondence, 1808-1863, 1808-1863 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 23Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence related to the manufacture and sale of clocks and clock parts and chronometers by William Bond & Son, dated from 1808 to 1863. Correspondents include George P. Bond and Richard F. Bond, as well as American naval officer Charles Wilkes (1798-1877). Several letters are written from George P. Bond, while he was traveling in Europe, to his brother Richard F. Bond, regarding financial matters, meetings with fellow astronomers, and news regarding the American Civil War.

Correspondence, 1865-1873, 1865-1873 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 24Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence related to the manufacture, sale, and performance of clocks and chronometers by William Bond & Son, dated from 1865 to 1873. Correspondents include Harvard College Observatory astronomer William A. Rogers (1832-1898). There are also results of a chronometer trial, and a list of owners of chronometer made by another clock maker.

Correspondence, 1874-1900, 1874-1900 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 25Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence and testimonials related to the utility and performance of chronometers made by William Bond & Son, dated 1874-1900. Correspondents include Harvard College Observatory Director Joseph Winlock (1826-1875), Wellesley College Professor of Physics Sarah F. Whiting (1847-1927), Columbia College Professor of Mechanics and Mathematical Physics Robert Simpson Woodward (1849-1924), and the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. There is also an unaddressed letter proposing a wage...

Correspondence, 1901-1903, 1901-1903 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 26Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence relaying details on the utility and performance of chronometers made by William Bond & Son, apparently in response to a request by the company for testimony, dated 1901-1903. Correspondents include Captain C.H. Davis (1845-1921), superintendent of the United States Naval Observatory. Several government agencies sent letters declining to give testimonials, citing internal policy. There is also a handwritten draft of a circular by William Bond & Son.

Correspondence, 1910-1918, 1910-1918 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 27Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence related to repair and shipment of chronographs and chronometers by William Bond & Son, and the donation by private individuals and the firm of marine instruments to the United States Navy, dated from 1910 to 1918.

Correspondence, 1919-1931, 1919-1931 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 3, folder 28Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence with the United States Navy, Vassar College, and other clients of William Bond & Son regarding the sale, repair, and rating of chronometers, dated 1919-1931.

Correspondence and printed documents, 1850-1883, 1850-1883 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 5, folder 1Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence and some printed material related to the administration of the Harvard College Observatory, dated from 1850 to 1921. Topics include the deposit of an engraved plate, a new asteroid observed in 1857, academic matters, and instrumentation. There are also printed memorials to astronomer Sidney Coolidge (1830-1863), an assistant to George P. Bond, who died in the American Civil War, and a document concerning a change to Eastern Time, in addition to an unsigned, undated...

Correspondence and printed documents, 1921, 1921 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 5, folder 2Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence regarding plaster casts of William Cranch Bond and William Bond, Sr., received by Harvard College Observatory in 1921.

Correspondence of others, 1839-1849, 1839-1849 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 2, folder 27Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains a letter from English astronomer Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792-1871) to physician Francis Boott (1792-1863), and an unaddressed poem, signature illegible, dated 1839-1849.