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Tucker (Richard Hawley) papers
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Correspondence 1879-1939

Scope and Contents

This series contains Tucker's personal and professional correspondence, as well as letters from his time working for the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in New York.
Box 1, Folder 1-8

Family letters 1879-1906

Box 1, Folder 9

New York State Coast and Geodetic Survey 1880, 1939

Box 6

Professional correspondence 1896-1904

Box 1, Folder 10-15

Professional correspondence 1905-1911


Writings and research files 1879-1912

Scope and Contents

This series contains writings by Tucker, including personal diaries, research manuscripts, proofs and drafts of publications, and reprints. Also included are charts, logs, observations, reductions, notes, and other research materials related to his work with the Meridian Circle.
Box 1, Folder 16-18

Diaries 1879-1888

Scope and Contents

Includes Tucker's personal daily records while at Dudley Observatory, Lehigh University, and the Argentine National Observatory.

Physical Characteristics

3 diaries
Box 2, Folder 1-3

Manuscripts 1893-1900

Box 2, Folder 4

Personal notes 1894-1900

Box 2, Folder 5

"Meridian Circle Observations made at Lick Observatory" 1896-1901

Box 2, Folder 6

"Meridian Circle Observations of Reference Stars for the Planet Eros, at Opposition" 1900

Box 2, Folder 7

"Plan for Division Error Determinations" circa 1900

Box 2, Folder 8

"The San Luis Observatory of the Carnegie Institution," Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1912

Box 2, Folder 9

"The Star Lists of 99 Stars Between -10 and +15 Declination" undated


San Luis, Argentina Expedition 1908-1911

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials from Tucker's direction of an expedition to San Luis, Argentina, from 1908 to 1911. It includes financial documents, itineraries, correspondence, details on the construction of the observatory at San Luis, and records of astronomical observations conducted there.
Box 2, Folder 10

Steamship trip to San Luis 1908

Box 2, Folder 11

Construction at San Luis 1908, 1910

Box 2, Folder 12

Finances 1908-1909

Box 2, Folder 13

Astronomical observations and calculations 1908-1910

Box 2, Folder 14-17

Correspondence 1909-1911

Box 2, Folder 18

Social events 1909-1911

Box 2, Folder 19

Memorabilia 1893-1922

Scope and Contents

Tucker's memorabilia includes clippings, invitations, schedules, newsletters, and other collected ephemera.
Box 3, Box 4, Box 5

Photographs 1884-1926

Physical Characteristics

6 albums and 1 folder of loose photographs

Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs of Tucker's personal life and travels, including albums of his family and Lick Observatory staff on Mount Hamilton from 1918 to 1926, a trip to Alaska in 1900, and various travels to Chile, Cordoba and San Luis in Argentina, and other parts of South America around the turn of the 20th century.