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HUG 1225 and HUG 1226

Bond family. William Cranch Bond family collection, 1845-approximately 1940: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUG 1225 and HUG 1226
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Bond family.
Title: William Cranch Bond family collection, 1845-1872 and undated
Date(s): 1845-1872 and undated
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection holds papers relating to the work and life of the William Cranch Bond family of Massachusetts, including several family chronicles written by Elizabeth L. Bond. William Cranch Bond (1789-1859), son of a clockmaker, was the proprietor of Willliam Bond & Son, makers of scientific instruments, particularly chronometers. Both William Cranch Bond and his son George Phillips Bond were directors of the Harvard College Observatory and held the title Phillips Professor of Astronomy.

Acquisition information:

Transfers from the Harvard College Observatory and donations.

Processing Information:

Material was first described in the Harvard University Archives shelflist in the mid-20th century.
This inventory created by Kate Bowers in March 2014 from shelflist information. Material not examined.

Access:

Archival orginals in this collection are open for research. Access requires advance notice as the collection is stored offsite.: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:visit

Preferred Citation:

Bond family. William Cranch Bond family collection, 1845-approximately 1940. HUG 1225 and HUG 1226, Harvard University Archives.

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History/Biographical Note

William Cranch Bond (1789-1859), son of a clockmaker, was the proprietor of Willliam Bond & Son, makers of scientific instruments, particularly chronometers. Both William Cranch Bond and his son George Phillips Bond (1925-1865) were directors of the Harvard College Observatory and held the title Phillips Professor of Astronomy.
William Cranch Bond was the first Director of the Harvard College Observatory (1845-1859) and his son was its second (1859-1865).

Scope and Content

This collection holds papers relating to the work and life of the William Cranch Bond family of Massachusetts. It includes several later family chronicles written by Elizabeth L. Bond.

General

This document last updated 2014 March 4.

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