Records of Boyden Station, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1907-1956
- Harvard College Observatory (Organization)
Extent7 cubic feet (21 boxes and two folders)
Boyden Station was established to allow for observations from the Southern Hemisphere and was originally located in Arequipa, Peru. The Station was moved to a spot near Bloemfontien in the Orange Free State, South Africa in 1927. Its first and longtime director in South Africa was John S. Paraskevopoulos, who held the post from 1927 to 1951. Harvard stopped direct support of the site around 1966.
The area in which Boyden Station was established was referred to as the Cape Colony at the beginning of the twentieth century. It was a British colony established in 1806 in what is now South Africa. When the Union of South Africa formed in 1910, the area of the Cape Colony became part of the province of the Cape of Good Hope, also called Cape Province.
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- Harvard College Observatory. Records of Boyden Station, Bloemfontein, South Africa, 1907-1956 : an inventory
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