Guide to A Solstician Adventure, December 21, 1978 SCM0068

Finding aid prepared by Daniel Hartwig
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
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May 2011

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.

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