A Brief Account of the Lick Observatory of the University of California

A Brief Account of the Lick Observatory of the University of California

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Astronomer J. H. Moore Astronomer F. J. Neubauer Acting Astronomer Chile Observing Station R. J. Trumpler Assistant Astronomer A. E. Kholodovsky Assistant H. Benioff Assistant J. D. Sterck f Assistant Chile Observing Station C. A. Bergmans!) Photographer Martin Kellogg Fellow 3. A. Pearce University Fellow T. S. Jacobsen University Fellow E. F. Carpenter University Fellow Miss Gladys Wallace Secretary B. Osen Foreman and Carpenter S. Gunar Instrument Maker J. Cosh Instrument Maker 3. Corona Janitor A. J. Young Electrician A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE LICK OBSERVATORY The Lick Observatory Of The University Of California, located on Mount Hamilton, Santa Clara County, California, is the gift of JAMES LICK to the people of California, and to the World. Mr. Lick was born in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania, on August 25, 1796, and died in San Francisco on October 1, 1876. His remains are buried in the supporting pier of the 36-inch equatorial telescope. Mr. Lick early learned organ and piano-making. He practiced his trade in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in Baltimore, in Buenos Ayres, and in Chile. From the latter place he came to San Francisco in 1847, bringing the fruits of his industry and toil as a foundation for the fortune that grew, principally through investments in real estate, to more than $3,000,000. On July 16, 1874, he executed a deed of trust which devoted the entire sum to public purposes, under the direction of the following trustees: Thomas H. Selby George H. Howard D. O. Mills James Otis Henry M. Newhall John O. Earl William Alvord One section of the deed directed the trustees ..". to expend the sum of seven hundred thousand dollars ($700,000) for the purpose of constructing and putting upon the land... the said lands being situated on...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968611
  • 9781236968616