This collection contains the papers of American optician and geophysicist Frederic Eugene Wright (1877-1953),
who served as the chair of the "Committee on Study of Surface Feature of Moon" of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
The majority of the collection deals with the history of science and Wright's research of the physical features of the moon.
Frederic Eugene Wright (1877-1953) was an eminent optician and geophysicist. His
various specialties included the physical features of the surface of the moon, and
in 1925, he was appointed the chair of the "Committee on Study of Surface Feature of
Moon" of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. In addition to Wright, the
committee consisted of W. S. Adams and F. G. Pease (Mt. Wilson Observatory), A. L.
Day (Geophysical Laboratory of the Institution), John P. Buwalda and Paul S. Epstein
(California Institute of Technology), and W. W. Campbell (Lick Observatory). Wright
remained at the Carnegie Institution until his retirement in 1944. At the time of
his death, he was considered the foremost authority on the Moon.
865 items in 6 boxes and 3
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