Book, Mattison's High School Astronomy


The Methodist clergyman Hiram Mattison (1811-18680 was born in Norway, New York and died in Jersey City, New Jersey. In addition to teaching natural philosophy and astronomy for a time at the Falley seminary, he wrote actively on religious and educational topics. This astrometry, published by Mason Brothers in New York, was specifically designed for academies and seminaries of learning, revised from Maddison’s earlier Elementary Astronomy. The three parts of the book concern the solar system, the sidereal heavens, and practical or instrumental astronomy. This copy is signed inside the cover: O. P. Carpenter’s (/) Book.

Date Made: 1859

Maker: Mattison, HiramMason Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

Subject: MathematicsAstronomyEducation


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Credit Line: Gift of Ruth E. Myer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.3133.09Nonaccession Number: 1986.3133Catalog Number: 1986.3133.09

Object Name: Book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.3 cm x 12.5 cm x 18.9 cm; 29/32 in x 4 29/32 in x 7 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_905189

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