Book, Mattison's High School Astronomy

Book, Mattison's High School Astronomy

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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.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Book
date made
1859
maker
Mattison, Hiram
Mason Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
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
ID Number
1986.3133.09
nonaccession number
1986.3133
catalog number
1986.3133.09
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth E. Myer
subject
Mathematics
Astronomy
Education
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National Museum of American History
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