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Frederick Eugene Wright Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
865 items in 6 boxes and 3 oversize folders.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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