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Description
Henry Draper (1837-1882) was a New York physician, and pioneer of astronomical photography and spectroscopy. This is research notebook XI, and it runs from June 27, 1872 to April 24, 1876. Tipped into the notebook are numerous photographs of astronomical spectra, peeled off of the original glass backings.
Ref: George F. Barker, “Memoir of Henry Draper,” Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences (1888), pp. 81-139.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manuscript
date made
1872-1876
maker
Draper, Henry
place made
United States: New York, Hastings-on-Hudson
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 16.2 cm x 2.86 cm; 7 7/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in
ID Number
1985.0359.01
accession number
1985.0359
catalog number
1985.0359.01
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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