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Guide to A Solstician Adventure, December 21, 1978 SCM0068
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  • Custodial History note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: A Solstician Adventure, December 21, 1978
    Identifier/Call Number: SCM0068
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 folder(s)
    Date (inclusive): 1978-1981
    creator: Leighton, Philip Albert, 1897-.
    creator: Leighton, Philip Albert,, 1897-1983.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of the Stanford Historical Society, 1982.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Includes original introduction by Richard H. Eastman, 1981, photocopy of biography of Leighton by Douglas A. Skoog, c. 1981, and photocopy of Leighton's manuscript, 1978, which concerns his viewing of the sunset from Point Arguello (Santa Barbara County), with a brief history of the exploration of California.

    Scope and Contents note

    Leighton joined the Stanford University Dept. of Chemistry in 1928; he became a full professor in 1937 and served as executive head of the Department from 1939 until his retirement in 1954.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Stanford University. Dept. of Chemistry -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
    Stanford University. Dept. of Chemistry--Faculty.
    Point Arguello (Santa Barbara County, Calif.)
    Winter solstice.