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Call No.: HUG 1691
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Pickering, William H. (William Henry), 1858-
Title: Papers of William Henry Pickering, 1870-1907
Quantity: 2 cubic feet (3 folders and 9 boxes)
Abstract: William Henry Pickering (1858-1938) was an American astronomer. He was an enthusiastic explorer, charged with expeditions to view solar eclipses and with establishing observatories for Harvard University in Peru, Arizona, and Jamaica. The collection contains a mix of personal, family, and astronomical materials including letters, notes, data, drawings, and photographs.
- Pickering, Edward C. (Edward Charles), 1846-1919. Papers of Edward Charles Pickering, 1847-1922. HUG 1690, Harvard University Archives.
- Harvard College Observatory. Records of the Harvard College Observatory, 1845- . UAV 630, Harvard University Archives
- William Henry Pickering notebooks, 1901-1936. Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University. (Fifteen notebooks containing astronomical and meteorological observations recorded chiefly in Jamaica.)
William Henry Pickering (1858-1938) was an American astronomer and the brother of his fellow astronomer, Edward Charles Pickering.William Henry Pickering was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University from 1889-1924. He was known for his energy and zeal. An enthusiastic explorer, he was charged with expeditions to view solar eclipses and with establishing observatories for Harvard University it Arequipa, Peru, Flagstaff, Arizona, and Mandeville, Jamaica. He retired from Harvard in 1924, at which time the Mandeville observatory became affiliated with him personally, rather than with Harvard.
- Martz, E. P., Jr. "Professor William Henry Pickering, an appreciation." Popular Astronomy, (June-July, 1938) Vol. XLVI, No. 6, pp. -310.
The collection contains a mix of personal, family, and astronomical materials including letters, notes, data, drawings, and photographs.
This document last updated 2016 July 14.