Papers of William Henry Pickering
Extent2 cubic feet (3 folders and 9 boxes)
William Henry Pickering was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University from 1889-1924. He was known for his energy and zeal. An enthusiastic explorer, he was charged with expeditions to view solar eclipses and with establishing observatories for Harvard University it Arequipa, Peru, Flagstaff, Arizona, and Mandeville, Jamaica. He retired from Harvard in 1924, at which time the Mandeville observatory became affiliated with him personally, rather than with Harvard.
- Martz, E. P., Jr.
Professor William Henry Pickering, an appreciation.Popular Astronomy, (June-July, 1938) Vol. XLVI, No. 6, pp. -310.
This inventory created by Kate Bowers in March 2014 from shelflist information. Material not examined.
- Pickering, William H. (William Henry), 1858- Papers of William Henry Pickering, 1870-1907: an inventory
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