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William Bond & Son records and Bond family papers, 1724-1931 (inclusive), 1769-1923 (bulk)

Collection Identifier: hsi00001
Overview: This collection consists of personal papers of clock maker and astronomer William Cranch Bond (1789-1859) and his family, the records of the company William Bond & Son, of Boston, Massachusetts, some records of the Harvard College Observatory, papers of J. Morton Clinch, photographs, printed material, and medals and watches, dated from 1724 to 1931.

Bond family correspondence, 1879-1882, 1879-1882 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 2, folder 20Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence and social invitations to Bond family members, dated 1879-1882. There is a letter to Sarah A.C. Bond from Harvard College Observatory Director Edward C. Pickering (1846-1919) thanking her for donating a portrait, and a letter from Sarah A.C. Bond to her son, William C. Bond, regarding his partnership in William Bond & Son and other family matters. There are also letters to William C. Bond from friends and acquaintances, and a printed passenger list for the R.M.S....

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-Fran├žois 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.

Memoranda relating to the life and scientific labors of William Cranch Bond, 1859, 1859 Digital

Item — unspecified: Box 2, folder 1Identifier: hsi00001
Scope and Contents: Notebook containing memoranda regarding the life and work of William Cranch Bond, chiefly related to his tenure at Harvard College Observatory, written by his son, George P. Bond, and addressed to politician and former Harvard College President Edward Everett (1794-1865; Harvard AB 1811) in 1859. There is an unaddressed note laid in to the front of the volume containing holiday greetings from Elizabeth and Catherine Bond, the daughters of George P. Bond.