Guide to the Lick Observatory Records: Lick History UA.036.Ser.08

Alix Norton
University of California, Santa Cruz
2016
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064
speccoll@library.ucsc.edu


Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Lick Observatory Records: Lick History
Creator: Lick Observatory
Identifier/Call Number: UA.036.Ser.08
Physical Description: 46.2 Linear Feet 44 boxes, 35 oversize boxes, 6 framed items, 2 flat file drawers
Date (inclusive): 1821-2014
Date (bulk): 1870-1950
Language of Material: English .

Access

Collection is open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into nine series:
  • 1. General history
  • 2. James Lick family history
  • 3. Astronomers and notable figures
  • 4. Subject files
  • 5. Scrapbooks
  • 6. Diaries
  • 7. Realia
  • 8. Posters and illustrations
  • 9. Helen Wright gift
Materials within series are arranged chronologically by date unless otherwise specified.

Historical note

The Lick Observatory was completed in 1888 and continues to be an active astronomy research facility at the summit of Mount Hamilton, near San Jose, California. It is named after James Lick (1796-1876), who left $700,000 in 1875 to purchase land and build a facility that would be home to "a powerful telescope, superior to and more powerful than any telescope yet made". The completion of the Great Lick Refractor in 1888 made the observatory home to the largest refracting telescope in the world for 9 years, until the completion of the 40-inch refractor at Yerkes Observatory in 1897. Since its founding in 1887, the Lick Observatory facility has provided on-site housing on Mount Hamilton for researchers, their families, and staff, making it the world's oldest residential observatory.
James Lick was born in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania in 1796, and spent much of his life building organs and pianos in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as in South America. In 1847, he moved to San Francisco, where he started purchasing large amounts of real estate that made him a sizable fortune. Near the end of his life he began discussing ways to leave a legacy in the form of a monument of some kind, and settled on the idea of building something that would advance science, technology, and human knowledge. In 1874, Lick set up the first of three trusts to devote $700,000 to the construction of the most powerful and superior telescope in the world. Richard S. Floyd was the president of the board of trustees of the successful third Lick Trust, and Thomas Fraser was the foreman and superintendent of the entire construction project of the observatory. In August 1875, Lick selected Mount Hamilton in Santa Clara County, California as the site for the observatory after consulting with Fraser. One of the conditions of Mr. Lick's donation for the observatory was that the County would construct a suitable road to the summit of Mount Hamilton, which the County agreed to do. Lick passed away in 1876 before the completion of the observatory, and was later buried at the base of the pier of the Great Lick Refractor.
As chairman of the board of Lick Trustees, Richard S. Floyd was entrusted with making sure the observatory was the greatest of its time. Having no formal training in astronomy or in the use of its instruments, Floyd recruited astronomers Simon Newcomb and E.S. Holden as scientific advisors in planning the buildings and the astronomical equipment. They invited astronomer S.W. Burnham, well known for his work on double stars, to conduct tests on the atmospheric conditions on the mountain, and he found that the observing conditions were among the most favorable he had experienced.
The main telescope that was initially built at Lick Observatory was the 36-inch equatorial refractor, also known as the Great Lick Refractor, completed in 1888. Alvan Clark & Sons shaped the objective lens, and Warner & Swasey constructed the telescope mounting. With the completion of the Great Lick Refractor and the reconstruction of the Crossley 35-inch reflecting telescope in 1895, the Observatory has been home to some of the world's most powerful telescopes. Early research at the Observatory made important contributions to the development of instruments for detecting, photographing, and taking measurements of celestial objects. The Observatory continued to pioneer research in the astronomical applications of spectroscopy and photography throughout the 20th century with the addition of the Carnegie 20-inch double astrograph camera (1941) and the Shane 120-inch reflector telescope (1959), which at the time of its construction was the second largest reflector after the 200-inch at Palomar Observatory. As of 2015, Lick Observatory leads in extrasolar and extragalactic research with the Katzmann Automatic Imaging Telescope (1998), which searches for supernovae, and the Automatic Planet Finder (2013), which searches for planets capable of sustaining life.
Some other examples of notable research conducted at the Lick Observatory throughout the decades include the double star survey initiated in 1888 by S.W. Burnham and E.E. Barnard, and continued by director R.G. Aitken and Hamilton Jeffers through the mid-twentieth century, as well as work in radial velocity and spectroscopy started in 1896 by W.W. Campbell, who later became director for almost 30 years. Campbell also oversaw the majority of the Lick Observatory's solar eclipse expeditions through the early 20th century, traveling to multiple locations in Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America to study eclipses in their areas of totality.
The Observatory is currently operated by and headquartered at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is part of the University of California Observatories (UCO) system. The Observatory was originally transferred to the Regents of the University of California by the James Lick Trust in 1888, and was an independent campus of the UC system until 1958, when it was made part of the University of California, Berkeley. On July 1, 1965, the administration of Lick Observatory was officially transferred from UC Berkeley to UC Santa Cruz, and the following year the astronomers relocated their offices and residences to Santa Cruz, along with the astronomy shops, materials from the observatory's library, and historical documents that made up the archives of the observatory. Mary Lea Shane served as the custodian of the archives both on Mount Hamilton and at UC Santa Cruz, preserving and indexing the correspondence, logs, business records, photographs, and research materials from the observatory's history. In 1982, a ceremony was held at the library to name this collection the Mary Lea Shane Archives of the Lick Observatory. These records are now available as the Lick Observatory Records, collection UA 36, in the Special Collections and Archives department of the UCSC McHenry Library.
For additional references with more information on the Lick Observatory and its history, see the Bibliography section of this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

Lick Observatory Records: Lick History. UA 36 Ser.8. University Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Related Materials

Scope and Contents

This series contains biographical and historical information on James Lick and the Lick family, as well as realia, scrapbooks, diaries, and other historical materials from the construction and early operations of the Lick Observatory. Most of the materials in this series are not records directly created by the Lick Observatory, but is content associated with the history of the institution and its key figures. Information on the astronomers, funders, foremen, and families involved in the construction of the observatory is included, as well as subject files on the topics studied at the observatory, such as particular comets and astronomical phenomena. Clippings and publicity regarding the Lick Observatory and other observatories are also included.

Publication Rights

Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.

Bibliography

Consult the following resources for more information about Lick Observatory:
  • Handbook of the Lick Observatory of the University of California. San Francisco: Bancroft, 1888.
  • Holden, Edward S. A Brief Account of the Lick Observatory of the University of California. Sacramento: State printing Office, 1895.
  • The Lick Observatory Collections Project: Building the Observatory. http://collections.ucolick.org/archives_on_line/bldg_the_obs.html
  • The Lick Observatory Collections Project: The Life of James Lick. http://collections.ucolick.org/archives_on_line/James_Lick.html
  • Lick, Rosemary. The Generous Miser: The Story of James Lick of California. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1967.
  • Mathews, Henry E. The James Lick Trust. San Francisco, 1918.
  • Neubauer, F.J. "A Short History of the Lick Observatory." Popular Astronomy 58.5 (1950): 201.
  • Osterbrock, Donald E, John R. Gustafson, and W J. S. Unruh. Eye on the Sky: Lick Observatory's First Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988.
  • Shane, Mary L. H, and Elizabeth S. Calciano. The Lick Observatory. Glen Rock, N.J: Microfilming Corp. of America, 1974.
  • Wright, Helen. James Lick's Monument: The Saga of Captain Richard Floyd and the Building of the Lick Observatory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Albums
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Photograph albums
Lick Observatory
Lick, James, 1796-1876

 

General history 1871-2005

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials on the history of Lick Observatory, including summaries of the observatory's history, promotional materials, information on residential life and activities on Mount Hamilton, materials from observatory programs and events such as the Summer Visitor Program, transcripts of speeches given on the history of the observatory, and anniversary celebration materials. Formats include correspondence, reports, site descriptions, ephemera, brochures, notebooks, and various media including film reels, CDs, DVDs, VHS, and cassette tapes.
box 1, folder 1-16

General files 1875-1997

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, reports, notes, and other materials focusing mostly on the first century of Lick Observatory. Topics include life on Mount Hamilton, visitors to Lick Observatory, recreational activities, and histories written by Lick staff.
box 3, folder 1

General files 1875-1902

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, reports, diagrams, and article reprints.
box 1, folder 17-19

Mount Hamilton Life 1871-1913

Scope and Contents

Includes materials on sports and other recreational activities on Mount Hamilton, dance cards, miniature newspapers, advertisements for Hotel Vendome, and ephemera.
box 2, folder 1-4

Mount Hamilton Life 1900-1974

Scope and Contents

Includes materials from the Mount Hamilton golf club (tournaments, score cards, logs, membership cards, stamp block from Sunset Press), baseball and other sports, plays, drawings, menus, and ephemera.
box 79, folder 1-3

Mount Hamilton Life - American National Red Cross 1942-1962

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the Mount Hamilton branch of the American National Red Cross, including meeting minutes and reports, lists of contributions of knitted items and other goods, correspondence, board member directories, and Red Cross brochures, stickers, manuals, and other publications for distribution.
box 2, folder 5

Site description and map of Mount Hamilton 1876-1888

box 3, folder 2

Content list of copper box at Lick Observatory cornerstone 1883 June

box 2, folder 6

Early history notebook circa 1888

box 2, folder 7

Lick Observatory radio broadcast 1940

box 2, folder 8

Historic landmark 1956

box 2, folder 9-10

Anniversary celebrations: 75th anniversary of Lick Observatory 1963

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from celebrations of Lick Observatory's 75th year anniversary, including invitations, brochures, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and organization and publicity materials.
box 4, folder 1

Anniversary celebrations: Commemoration of naming of Mount Hamilton 1982

Scope and Contents

Contains brochures and invitations for the commemoration of the naming of Mount Hamilton celebration at Lick Observatory, celebrated on the 100 year anniversary of the death of the Reverend Laurentine Hamilton.
box 4, folder 2-4

Anniversary celebrations: 100th anniversary of Lick Observatory 1988

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from celebrations of Lick Observatory's centennial anniversary, including B-roll VHS tapes, invitations, brochures, clippings, and publicity materials.
box 75

Anniversary celebrations: 100th anniversary of Lick Observatory, 1988

Scope and Contents

Contains scrapbook commemorating the centennial anniversary of Lick Observatory.
box 4, folder 5

Lick Observatory press conference 1966-1967

box 3, folder 3-5

Archives history 1969-1990

Scope and Contents

Includes information on the renaming of the Mary Lea Shane Archives of the Lick Observatory on April 16, 1982, lists of other astronomical archives, and other Lick Observatory archives history.
box 3, folder 6-7

Programs and events 1973-2005

Scope and Contents

Includes information on and ephemera from the Summer Visitor Program (SVP), Faculty Night, and the Music of the Spheres concerts.
box 4, folder 6-7

Speeches 1977-1997 and undated

Scope and Contents

Includes transcripts of various speeches given on Lick Observatory by Mary Lea Shane and Dorothy Schaumberg.
box 5, folder 1-3

Speeches 1990-2000

Scope and Contents

Includes notes and transcripts of speeches on Elizabeth Ballard Campbell ("Bessie") and Hamilton Jeffers, and speeches for the Summer Visitor Program, given by Mary Lea Shane and Dorothy Schaumberg.
 

Media 1913-1993

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted.
box 32

Untitled 1913

Scope and Contents

Labeled "wasp film"

Physical characteristics

Microfilm reel
box 32

Construction of the Lick Laboratory 1957-1958

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gerald Kron.

Physical characteristics

Film reel
box 32

The Electronic Camera 1960

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gerald Kron.

Physical characteristics

Film reel: black and white, color, sound

Scope and Contents

A Nadir production. "With Merle Walker and Lallemand Camera then the Lick camera with a valve"
box 32

R. Minkowski 1971 May 8

Physical characteristics

Audio cassette tape

Scope and Contents

Rio Rico Symposium, Arizona
box 32

Interview with Mrs. J.F. Chappell circa 1971

Scope and Contents

Life on Mount Hamilton. Shiloh Unruh collection

Physical characteristics

Audio CD
box 32

Centennial Lecture of James Lick's Death 1976 October 11

Physical characteristics

Audio cassette tape

Scope and Contents

Dr. Owen Gingerich lecture at Harvard University
box 32

Life at Lick Observatory 1977 April

Scope and Contents

Informal talk given at UCSC University House: Life at Lick Observatory by Mary Lea Shane. Recorded by Edie Wirtanen

Physical characteristics

Audio reel and audio CD
box 32

Colloquium on Early History of Lick Observatory undated

Scope and Contents

Talk given by Mary Lea Shane

Physical characteristics

Audio cassette tape
box 32

Dedication ceremony of Mary Lea Shane Archives of the Lick Observatory 1982 April 16

Physical characteristics

2 audio cassette tapes
box 32

Lick Concert 1986

Scope and Contents

Introduction of Mary MacDonald Wilson. Walking tour, Edie and Carl Wirtanen

Physical characteristics

2 DVDs
box 32

Interview with Mary Wilson 1986 September 21

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

2 audio cassette tapes
box 32

Lick Observatory: The First Century 1988 March 16

Physical characteristics

Audio cassette tape

Scope and Contents

Talk given by Donald Osterbrock at Santa Cruz Public Library
box 32

4 Men and a Woman - And the Lick Observatory 1988 May 17

Physical characteristics

Audio cassette tape

Scope and Contents

Friends talk by Dorothy Schaumberg
box 32

Interviews 1988

Scope and Contents

Susan Samuels Drake cassette tapes - interviews with Fred Mueller, Osbornes, Donald Osterbrock, Bill Brown

Physical characteristics

7 audio cassette tapes
box 32

Lick Observatory shelf list circa 1990

Physical characteristics

Microfilm reel
box 32

Lick Observatory serials file list circa 1990

Physical characteristics

Microfilm reel
box 32

Life in the Sky 1993

Scope and Contents

Directed by Kim Johnson, Dept of Communications, Stanford University. Features Remington Stone

Physical characteristics

DVD
box 32

A Trip to Lick Observatory undated

Scope and Contents

Sonoma State University

Physical characteristics

2 film reels: color
box 32

Untitled undated

Physical characteristics

VHS tape
box 32

Untitled undated

Scope and Contents

Pathe news reel

Physical characteristics

Film reel
 

James Lick family history 1821-2006

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials related to James Lick and his family, including biographical and genealogical information, copies of letters written by James Lick, materials on buildings and monuments named in Lick's honor, news clippings, and pamphlets. Donated materials from Paquita (Lick) Machris, the great grand niece of James Lick, are also included, which contain biographical information, illustrations and other artwork, and manuscript drafts of The Generous Miser: The Story of James Lick of California , written by Rosemary Lick (Paquita's sister).
box 5, folder 4-5

James Lick correspondence 1821-1876

Scope and Contents

Includes copies of James Lick's letters to father.
box 5, folder 6-8

James Lick materials 1874-2005

Scope and Contents

Includes death telegram, funeral brochure, some research requests, and genealogical materials.
box 5, folder 9-11

Clippings and pamphlets 1878-1977

Scope and Contents

Contains dedication ceremony materials, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and brochures on James Lick. Also includes pamphlets from the Society of California Pioneers.
box 6, folder 1

Genealogy 1881-2006

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lorraine Hoffman.
box 3, folder 8

Genealogy and biographical sketches 1933-1970

box 3, folder 9

John H. Lick 1890

Scope and Contents

Son of James Lick. Includes correspondence and legal documents.
box 6, folder 2

James Lick Workbench 1899-1954

box 6, folder 3

Lick Baths 1904-1910

box 6, folder 4

California's Miser Philanthropist: A Biography of James Lick 1949

Scope and Contents

Master's thesis by Edward C. Lahey, University of California
box 6, folder 5

Lick Mansion 1954-1993

 

Paquita Machris gift

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paquita Lick Machris.
box 6, folder 6

Correspondence 1821-1984

box 6, folder 7

James Lick correspondence 1821-1833

Scope and Contents

Includes copies of James Lick's letters to father
box 76

Illustrations and etchings circa 1870-1960

box 3, folder 10

Photographs circa 1870-1960

Scope and Contents

Includes postcards; photographs of James Lick, Rosemary Lick, and family; Catalina Island photos; and albums on the Lick Observatory and Lick House
box 6, folder 8

Photographs circa 1870-1960

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of James Lick, Lick family, and album on Lick Observatory.
box 6, folder 9

History of Lick Observatory 1883-1994

Scope and Contents

Includes a talk on Lick Observatory history by C.D. Shane, a Dorothy Schaumberg talk (A Ride Up Mount Hamilton, 1994), a book chapter by Mary Lea Shane on Lick Observatory, Lick Trust documents belonging to Charles Lick including the transfer of the Lick Trust to the University of California Regents, and Lick Observatory tourist brochures.
box 6, folder 10

Santa Catalina Island 1891-1936

box 6, folder 11

Dedication ceremonies for James Lick Monuments 1894-1970

Scope and Contents

Includes brochures on the James Lick memorial in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania; the bronze statuary, and the Golden Gate Park Conservatory.
box 8, folder 1

Dedication ceremonies for James Lick Monuments 1950

Scope and Contents

Contains photograph album from rededication ceremony of James Lick Memorial in Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania.
box 8, folder 2

Lick House souvenir book 1895

box 3, folder 11

Lick genealogy 1942 and undated

Scope and Contents

Includes Lick family tree, family history by D.E. Lick, and birth certificate of Charles Lick.
box 8, folder 3-4

Clippings 1888-1986

box 76

Clippings 1888-1986

box 8, folder 5

Schools: Lick-Wilmerding, California School of Mechanical Arts 1966-1982

box 8, folder 6

Romances of Pennsylvania History undated

 

The Generous Miser

box 7-10

Drafts circa 1967

Scope and Contents

Contains drafts of The Generous Miser revised by Dillon, early and revised drafts, galley proofs, and proofs edited by C.D. Shane.
box 9, folder 4-5

Correspondence 1961-1970

Scope and Contents

Includes Rosemary Lick correspondence with C.D. and Mary Lea Shane, proofs, appreciation letters, and Paquita Machris notes on the manuscript.
box 9, folder 6

Legal and Notes 1967

box 9, folder 7

Photographs 1967

Scope and Contents

Sent by Ward Ritchie; not ultimately used in publication.
box 10, folder 2

Book jacket 1967

box 9, folder 8

Publicity, reviews, name list for autographs 1967-1969

 

Astronomers and notable figures 1838-2003 and undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains mostly biographical information and subject files on astronomers and notable figures in the history of the Lick Observatory. Reprints of publications are also included, as well as some research and other original works. All names listed in this subseries are astronomers unless otherwise specified.
box 11, folder 1

Adams, Walter S. undated

box 11, folder 2

Aitken, Robert Grant undated

box 11, folder 3

Baade, Walter undated

box 11, folder 4-5

Barnard, Edward Emerson undated

box 11, folder 6

Berman, Louis undated

box 11, folder 7

Bobrovnikoff, Nicholas T. undated

box 11, folder 8-9

Bond, William Cranch and George Phillips 1968 and undated

box 11, folder 10

Bowen, Ira undated

box 11, folder 11

Brasch, Fredrick E. undated

box 11, folder 12

Brashear, John Alfred undated

box 11, folder 13

Brown, E.W. undated

box 12, folder 1-10

Burnham, Sherburne Wesley 1838-1921

Scope and Contents

Includes biographical materials, correspondence, article reprints, memorabilia, and photographs of Burnham and family.
box 12, folder 11

Comstock, George C. undated

box 12, folder 12

Copernicus, Nicolaus undated

box 12, folder 13

Crew, Henry undated

box 12, folder 14

Crocker, C.F undated

Scope and Contents

Philanthropist
box 10, folder 3

Curtis, Heber D. 1965-2001

box 12, folder 15

Davidson, George undated

box 12, folder 16

Davis, Dorothy (Locanthi) undated

box 12, folder 17

Draper, Mrs. Henry (Anna P.) undated

Scope and Contents

Wife of Henry Draper
box 12, folder 18

Floyd, R.S. undated

Scope and Contents

President of Lick Trust
box 12, folder 19

Fraser, Thomas E. undated

Scope and Contents

Superintendent of construction of Lick Observatory
box 12, folder 20

Frost, E.B. undated

box 12, folder 21

Gill, Sir David undated

box 12, folder 22

Gould, Benjamin Apthorb undated

box 12, folder 23

Grubb, Thomas and Sir Howard; Parsons, William (Third Earl of Rosse) and Sir Charles undated

Scope and Contents

Designer of optical instruments
box 12, folder 24

Hale, George E. undated

box 12, folder 25

Hastings, Charles S. undated

Scope and Contents

American physicist
box 12, folder 26

Hendrix, Don 2001

Scope and Contents

American scientist, inventor, and optician
box 12, folder 27

Herget, Paul 1995

box 12, folder 28

Herschel, John F.W. (Sir) undated

box 13, folder 1-2

Holden, Edward Singleton undated

box 13, folder 3

Hough, George W. undated

box 13, folder 4

Huang, Su-Shu undated

box 13, folder 5

Hubble, Edwin P. undated

box 13, folder 6

Huggins, Sir William undated

box 13, folder 7

Hussey, William Joseph 1964-1966

box 13, folder 8

Jeffers, Hamilton Moore 1997

box 13, folder 9

Kapteyn, Jacobus Bornelius undated

box 13, folder 10

Keeler, James undated

box 13, folder 11

Langley, Samuel P. undated

box 13, folder 12

Leuschner, Armin undated

box 13, folder 13

Mayall, Nicholas U. 1996

box 13, folder 14

Mendenhall, T.C. undated

Scope and Contents

American physicist and meteorologist
box 13, folder 15

Menzel, Donald H. 2001-2002

box 13, folder 16

Merriam, J.C. undated

Scope and Contents

American paleontologist, educator, and conservationist
box 14, folder 1

Millikan, R.A. undated

box 14, folder 2

Michelson, A.A. undated

Scope and Contents

American physicist
box 14, folder 3

Moore, Joseph H. 1993

box 14, folder 4

Morgan, William W. undated

box 14, folder 5

Moultan, Forest undated

box 14, folder 6

Neubauer, F.J. 1952

box 14, folder 7

Newcomb, Simon undated

box 14, folder 8

Nicholson, Seth Barnes undated

box 14, folder 9

Osterbrock, Donald E. 1975, 2003

box 14, folder 10-12

Paddock, George F. 1918-1922, 1926-1937

Scope and Contents

Contains Paddock's diaries of his daily activities.
box 14, folder 13

Parkhurst, John undated

box 14, folder 14

Perrine, Charles undated

box 14, folder 15

Phelps, Timothy G. 1899

Scope and Contents

American politician
box 14, folder 16

Pickering, E.C. undated

box 14, folder 17

Poincaré, M.H. undated

Scope and Contents

French mathematician
box 14, folder 18

Porter, Jermain G. undated

box 14, folder 19

Porter, Russell W. undated

box 14, folder 20

Ritchey, George 1993

box 14, folder 21

Roberts, Dorothea Klumpke undated

box 14, folder 22-23

Ross, Frank 1925-1931 and undated

Scope and Contents

Includes biographical information and medals.
box 15, folder 1-7

Ross, Frank 1934-1978 and undated

Scope and Contents

Includes Ross's poems, silhouettes, photos, correspondence, and star charts.
box 16, folder 1

Ross, Frank undated

Scope and Contents

Includes scrapbook album of photographs, silhouettes, and ephemera.
box 77

Ross, Frank undated

box 17, folder 1

St. John, C.E. undated

box 17, folder 2

Schlesinger, Frank undated

box 17, folder 3

Seares, Fredrick H. undated

box 17, folder 4

Shane, C.D. 1986-1989

box 17, folder 5-9

Shane, Mary Lea 1915-1982

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, report cards, poetry, and biographical material of Mary Lea Shane.
box 17, folder 10

Shapley, Harlow 1934, 1966

box 17, folder 11-12

Stebbins, Joel 1918-1990

box 18, folder 1-6

Stebbins, Joel 1918-1990

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Includes gift of Thomas Dodge (grandson of Stebbins).
box 18, folder 7

Stromgren, Bengt G. undated

box 18, folder 8

Swasey, Ambrose undated

box 18, folder 9

Swope, Henrietta undated

box 18, folder 10

Thomson, Elihu undated

Scope and Contents

English-born American engineer
box 18, folder 11

Tucker, Richard Hawley undated

box 16, folder 2-7

Trumpler, Robert J. 1917-1938 and undated

Scope and Contents

Includes papers on star clusters, information on physical members of the Pleiades Group, Lick Observatory Bulletins, photographic observations, and other research materials.
box 19, folder 1-9

Trumpler, Robert J. 1906-1956

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, reports, manuscripts, reprints, and research notes.
box 20, folder 1-7

Trumpler, Robert J. 1920-1957

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, reports, manuscripts, research notes, and condolence letters written after Dr. Trumpler's death.
box 79, folder 4-5

Trumpler, Robert J. 1923-1929

Scope and Contents

Includes drawings of Mars and other related research materials.
box 20, folder 8

Waterman, Phoebe (Haas) undated

box 20, folder 9

Watson, James C. undated

box 20, folder 10

Watts, Chester Burleigh undated

box 20, folder 11

Whitford, Albert 2002, 2004

box 21, folder 1

Wilczynski, Ernest J. undated

Scope and Contents

American mathematician
box 21, folder 2

Wright, Helen (Greuter) 2001

box 21, folder 3

Wright, William Hammond undated

box 21, folder 4

Wyse, Arthur B. undated

 

Subject files 1870-2012

Arrangement

Materials arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Contents

This series contains subject files compiled by Lick Observatory staff on a variety of topics related to astronomy. Included are reports, pamphlets, catalogs, clippings, correspondence, and other materials on astronomical phenomena and equipment, Lick Observatory, and other observatories around the world.
box 21, folder 6

Astronomy 1967-1978

box 21, folder 7

Berkeley Conference Notes 1954

Scope and Contents

Conference for instructors of astronomy (C.D. Shane, Hamilton Jeffers)
box 21, folder 8

Chile 1966

box 21, folder 9

Comets 1881-1882

box 21, folder 10

Earthquakes and Seismology 1905-1911

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, reports, and other information on earthquakes affecting Lick Observatory and surrounding areas
box 21, folder 11

Familienkalender, Oakland Journal 1889

box 22, folder 1-6

Halley's Comet 1984-1986

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and publicity from the UCSC Review, NBC, and other news sources on the work done at Lick Observatory on the comet, as well as some correspondence, memos, and notes.
box 23, folder 1-2

Halley's Comet 1984-1986

Scope and Contents

Includes clippings and publicity from the UCSC Review, NBC, and other news sources on the work done at Lick Observatory on the comet, as well as some correspondence, memos, and notes.
box 23, folder 3

International Mars Committee report 1954

box 23-24, 76, map-case G3-4

Lick Observatory 1870-2012

Scope and Contents

Contains collected publications on the Lick Observatory, including news clippings, pamphlets, press releases, promotion material and advertisements, memos, "casual accounts", and the opening account of the Lick Observatory in the San Jose Daily Mercury on June 28, 1888 (original newspaper and typed transcript).
box 23, folder 9

Lunar Laser Beam 1969

box 25, folder 1

Meteor craters 1919-1921

box 25, folder 2

Minor planets, names circa 1900

 

Nora Springs Seminary telescope tour (San Jose) 1898

box 25, folder 4

Parra-Montois catalogue circa 1900

box 25, folder 5

Peking Instruments 1900

box 25, folder 6

Quasars 1978

box 25, folder 7

Railroad Time 1979-1991

box 77

Six Lectures on Astronomy 1883

Scope and Contents

Contains 6 mylar-encased pages from the New York Tribune including articles by C.A. Young on history of astronomy.
box 25, folder 8

Ten Meter Telescope (TMT) 1979-1982

Scope and Contents

Also known as 400-inch telescope, located at Keck Observatory.
 

Other observatories

box 25, folder 9

Allegheny Observatory 2002-2005

box 25, folder 10

Australia 1957-1973

box 25, folder 11

Las Campanas Observatory (Carnegie) 1976

box 25, folder 12

Chilean National Astronomical Observatory 1965

box 25, folder 13

Dudley Observatory 1999

box 25, folder 14

Griffith Observatory 1953-2003

box 25, folder 15

Keck Observatory 1981-1994

box 25, folder 16

Kitt Peak National Observatory 1957-1986

box 25, folder 17

Mount Lowe Observatory 1939-1940

box 26, folder 1-2

Palomar and Mount Wilson Observatories 1947-1995

box 27, folder 1

Washburn Observatory 1958

box 27, folder 2

Yerkes Observatory 1980-2000

box 27, folder 3-4

General 1933-1989

 

Scrapbooks 1875-2014

Arrangement

In this series, the chronological set of clippings albums are arranged first, then the numbered volumes by original volume number, with the remaining albums arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

This series of scrapbooks includes two sets of clippings albums, one with numbered volumes and one arranged chronologically by date. Both sets were compiled by Lick Observatory staff during the late 1800s and through the mid-to-late 1900s, and contain newspaper clippings and other information on a variety of topics related to the observatory and astronomy. The numbered volumes also contain letters, drawings, photographs, research logs and data, memos, reports, blueprints, diagrams, and notes. Also included in this series are photograph albums from various travel expeditions and an album of collected postage stamps.
box 10, folder 4

General, chronological 1875-1888

box 74

General, chronological 1890-1898

box 74

General, chronological 1900-1919

box 74

General, chronological 1920-1929

box 10, folder 5

General, chronological 1930-1939

box 10, folder 6-7

General, chronological 1940-1979

box 74

General, chronological 1940-1979

box 10, folder 8

General, chronological 1980-1999

box 74

General, chronological 1980-1999

box 74

General, chronological undated

box 21, folder 5

General, chronological undated

box 41

Meridian Instruments (v. I) 1885-1891

box 41

History of Lick Observatory: Miscellaneous (v. 2) 1885-1891

box 42

Equatorials (v. II) circa 1880-1893

box 42

Clocks, Seismometers (v. III) circa 1880-1893

box 43

Time Service; Meteorology (v. IV) 1886-1893

box 43

Circulars (v. V) 1888-1895

box 44

Photographs (v. VI)

box 45

Clippings (v. 3) 1891-1893

box 46

Clippings (v. 4) 1893-1894

box 47

Clippings (v. 5) 1894-1895

box 48

Clippings (v. 6) 1894-1896

box 49

Clippings (v. 7) 1896-1899

box 50

Clippings (v. 8) 1899-1904

box 51

Clippings (v. 9) 1905-1928

box 52

Clippings (v. 12) 1930-1937

box 52

Clippings (v. 13) 1937-1939

box 52

Clippings (v. 13a) 1938-1939

box 52

Clippings (v. 14) 1939-1941

box 52

Clippings (v. 15) 1941-1949

box 52

Clippings (v. 16) 1949-1951

box 53

Clippings (v. 16S) 1947-1957

Scope and Contents

Compiled by C.D. Shane
box 54

Clippings (v. 18) 1952-1959

box 54

Clippings (v. 19) 1959-1961

box 55

Clippings (v. 20) 1961-1965

box 55

Clippings (v. 21) 1965-1972

box 56

Clippings (v. 22) 1972-1977

box 56

Clippings (v. 23) 1977-1982

box 57

Clippings (v. 26) 1982-1988

box 57

Clippings (v. 28) 1921-1993

box 58

Clippings (v. 29) 1987-1998

box 59

Clippings (v. 30) 1999-2007

box 60

Clippings (v. 31) 2008-2014

box 72-73

Clippings scrapbook index undated

Scope and Contents

Card index of names and terms in clippings scrapbooks, in alphabetical order.
box 78

Astronomical instruments 1872-1889

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs, blueprints, diagrams, and notes on various astronomical instruments at the Lick Observatory and other observatories.
box 26, folder 4

Plans for 36-inch telescope, Notes on Crossley telescope 1887-1888

box 26, folder 5-6

Plans and diagrams circa 1888

box 61

Comet telegrams 1890-1896

box 63

Hawaii; Mount Tacoma, Washington 1893-1895

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and clippings
box 62

Photographs: In and around Peking, China 1896

box 64

Fraser, T.E: Photo album of Lick Observatory undated

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs
box 63

Stamp album 1970

Scope and Contents

Scott's Modern Album with collected stamps from around the world
 

Diaries 1874-1920

Scope and Contents

This series of diaries includes accounts of the early history of Lick Observatory by notable figures such as Richard S. Floyd, Thomas E. Fraser, Edward S. Holden, and Henry E. Mathews. Diaries written by the foremen during the construction of the observatory are also included.
box 63

Holden, E.S.: Private memoranda on Lick Observatory 1874-1888

Physical characteristics

2 diaries
box 63

Floyd, R.S.: Memoranda, Disbursements, Rough Notes about Windmill and Reservoirs, Invitation memoranda 1885-1887

box 63

Mathews, H.E.: Reminiscences of James Lick Trust 1920

box 65

Foremen's Diaries 1898

box 65

Foremen's Diaries 1899

box 65

Foremen's Diaries 1900

box 65

Foremen's Diaries 1901

box 66

Foremen's Diaries 1902

box 66

Foremen's Diaries 1903

box 66

Foremen's Diaries 1904

box 67

Foremen's Diaries 1905

box 67

Foremen's Diaries 1906

box 67

Foremen's Diaries 1905 March 21

box 68

Foremen's Diaries 1908

box 68

Foremen's Diaries 1909

box 69

Floyd, R.S., Kono Tayee, v.1 - July 18, 1883 - March 21, 1888 1883-1888

box 69

Floyd, R.S., Kono Tayee, v.2 - June 26, 1885 - March 23, 1888 1885-1888

box 70-71

Fraser, T.E.: The Log of the Building of the Lick Observatory 1880-1887

box 27, folder 5

Fraser, T.E.: The Log of the Building of the Lick Observatory 1880-1887

 

Realia 1634-1978

Scope and Contents

This series of realia includes objects created, collected, and received by the staff of the Lick Observatory over several decades.
box 33

James Lick profile engravings and printing blocks; figurine; commemorative spoons; rosary; extra spectacle lenses from Keeler undated

box 34

James Lick cigar box; Reverend Laurentine Hamilton daguerreotype; Lick Trust engraving plate; Mount Hamilton golf trophies; Tile from library; Halley's comet half-tone engraving blocks 1902 and undated

box 35

Chilean flag; White Ensign flag undated

box 36

Framed reproduction of Kepler horoscope; Framed Lick Observatory library sign undated

box 37

Directors' silverware set circa 1970

box 38

Smith & Wesson revolver 1878

box 27, folder 6

San Jose Coin Club commemorative Lick Observatory coin 1978

 

Medals 1634-1930

box 39, item 1

Armand Ioan Car Dux De Richelieu 1634

Scope and Contents

Bust of Richelieu, bronze; obverse: Hoc Duce Tuta 1643", galleon at sea
box 39, item 2

Ludovicus XIII FR et Nav Rex 1638

Scope and Contents

Head of Louis XIII, bronze; obverse: "Ortus Solis Gallici, Sept V Hor XI Min XXII Antf Mer MDCXXXVIII" artist, Molart F., signs of the zodiac, chariot & gods in center
box 39, item 3

Ludovicus XIIII D G FR et Nav Rex 1667

Scope and Contents

Head of Louis XIV, bronze; obverse: SIC ITVR AD ASTRA, TvrissSidderum Speculatoria 1667, Paris observatory
box 39, item 4

Ludovicus XIV Franc et Nav Rex 1668

Scope and Contents

Head of Louis XIV, trident, bronze; obverse: Navigatio Instaurata 1668, galleon at sea
box 39, item 5

Georgio Washington Supremo Duci Exercituum Adsertoir Libertatis, Comitia Americana 1726

Scope and Contents

Head of Washington, artist Du Vivier Paris F., bronze; obverse: Hostibus Primo Fugatis, Bostonium Recuperatum XVII MARTII MDCCXXVI, Washington on horseback w/ three companions, cannons, overlooking valley & army
box 39, item 6

Lud XV Rex Christianiss 1744

Scope and Contents

Head of Louis XV, bronze; obverse: "Mensor Orbis Terrarum, Missis Ad Aequatorem et Polum Arcticum Astronomis MDCCXLIV, Louis XV w/ two cherubs
box 39, item 7

Joanni Pavlo Jones Classis Praefecto, Comitia Americana 1778

Scope and Contents

Head of John Paul Jones, artist Dupree F., bronze; obverse: "Hostium Navibus Captis Aut Fugatis, Ad Oram Scotiae XXIII Sept. MDCCLXXVIII", ships in battle
box 39, item 8

[Initials DM] 1778

Scope and Contents

Three cherubs, artist Lorthior, silver; obverse: crown, drapery, double crest w/ swans & lions
box 39, item 9

Jose et Etien, Montgolfiere, Four Avoir Rendu l'Air Navigable 1783

Scope and Contents

Bust of Joseph & Jacques Montgolfiere, bronze; obverse: Attonitis Orbis Terrarum, Itinere per Aera Feliciter MDCCLXXXIII, hot air balloon, two figures
box 39, item 10

Audacia Felix, Aera Permearunt XXI Nov. , L.F. Darlandes et F. Pilatre, I. Dec. J.A.C. Charles et M. N. Robert, Anno MDCCLXXXIII 1783-1784

Scope and Contents

Two hot air balloons, bronze; obverse: Patefacto per Aera Itinere a Josepho et Stephano Montgolfier V. Jun11 MDCCLXXXIII. Rei Memoriam Posteritati Tradi Jussit Ludovicus XVI. Anno MDCCLXXXIV
box 39, item 11

Benj. Franklin Natus Boston, XVII Jan. MDCCVI 1784

Scope and Contents

Head of Benjamin Franklin, artist, Dupre F., bronze; obverse: Eripuit Coelo Fulmen Septrum Que Tyrannis, Sculpsit et Dicacvet Aug. Anno MDCCLXXXIV
box 39, item 12

Napoleon Emp. Et Roi 1806

Scope and Contents

Bataille D'Jene MDCCCVI, Denon D., Calle F.; head of Napoleon bronze; reverse: soldier on eagle, sword, three fallen soldiers
box 39, item 13

Napoleon Emp. Et Roi 1815

Scope and Contents

Head of Napoleon, artist Brenet F., bronze; obverse: Surrendered to H. M. R. S. Bellerophon Capt. Maitland, XV July 1815, ships in battle, artist Brenet F. & Mudie D.
box 39, item 14

J. R. Hind, H. Goldschmidt, R. Luther 1845

Scope and Contents

Heads of Hind, Goldschmidt, Luther; artist, Alphee Dubois F., bronze; obverse: "Cent Planetes Decouvertes Entre Mars et Jupiter 1801-1868, Piazzi, Oblers, Hencke, 1st Janu. 1801, 8 Dec. 1845"; woman in robes, stars, floating over earth, showing Anglete, Allemagne & France
box 39, item 15

P.C. Jules Janssen, J. Norman Lockyer 1868

Scope and Contents

Heads of Janssen & Lockyer, artist, Alphee Dubois; obverse: Analyse des Protuberances Solaires 18 Aout 1868, Apollo, chariot, four horses, sun, small lion, bronze
box 39, item 16

U.J.J. Le Verrier De L'Academie Des Sciences 1811-1877 1884

Scope and Contents

Bust of Le Verrier, artist, Alphee Dubois 1884, bronze; obverse: Petites Plantes, Jupiter, Saturne, Uranus, Neptune, Vulcain, Mercure, Venus, La Terre, Mars, man in chariot w/ four horses
box 39, item 17

Sadi Carnot President de la Republique Francaise, 1st Julliet 1894

Scope and Contents

Women carrying coffin, State building, artist O. Roty, bronze; obverse: XXIV Juin MDCCCXCIV, Dans Le Deuil de la Patrie, woman at grave w/ deceased, city in background
box 39, item 18

C'est L'Angelus Qui Tinte et Rappelle et tout lieu, Que le Matin des Jours et le Soir Sont a Dieu 1911

Scope and Contents

Woman, infant, sheep, memorial w/ cross, bronze; obverse: farmer praying in field, dog, cows, church in distance, artist, G. Dupre
box 39, item 19

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1915

Scope and Contents

Comet trail - bronze; obverse: "This Medal Founded A.S. MDCCCXC by Joseph A. Donohoe is Presented to John E. Mellish in Commemoration of the Discovery of a Comet on February 10, 1915
box 39, item 20

American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco 1915 1915

Scope and Contents

Ship, sunset, gold pin, on blue, orange, red striped ribbon; obverse: Bastian BrosŮ
box 39, item 21

American Association for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco 1915 1915

Scope and Contents

Ship, sunset, gold pin, on blue, orange, red striped ribbon; obverse: Bastian BrosŮ
box 39, item 22

On Ne Passe Pas 1916

Scope and Contents

Artist, S.E. Vernier, 1916, bronze, in green leather pouch; youth in helmet w/ sword; reverse: Verdun, 21 Fivrier 1916, castle, laurel branches
box 39, item 23

1917 ULTRIX America JURIS 1918 U.S.A. 1918

Scope and Contents

Statue of Liberty w/ upraised sword in rising seas; obverse: Lusitania May 7 1915, drowning baby, sinking ship
box 39, item 24

Alsace 1919

Scope and Contents

Artist G. Prudhomme 1919, bronze; bust of Alsatian [?] woman, obverse: Strasbourg city scene, cathedral, stork & nest, rooftops, grape leaves, space for engraving left blank
box 39, item 25

Aviation undated

Scope and Contents

Artist, F. Montagny; wings, earth, bronze; obverse: plane, flying woman, eagle
box 39, item 26

Bonaparte Gen. en Chef De L'Armee Franc se en Italie undated

Scope and Contents

Bust of Napoleon, Offert a Linstitut Nation Par B. Duvivier A. Paris, bronze; obverse: Les Sciences et les Arts Reconnaissants, Paix Signee L'an 6 Rep. Fr.Napoleon on horseback, two flying gods, two figures walking
box 39, item 27

Meditation undated

Scope and Contents

Obverse: La le Lierre Jalous de L'immortalite Triomphe en Possedant ce que L'homme a Quitt; woman w/ veil & scroll, bronze; coliseum, ivy
box 39, item 28

Napoleon Emp. Et Roi undated

Scope and Contents

Head of Napoleon w/ laurel wreath artist, Andrieu F., bronze; Simplon, man w/ beard sitting on rocks, artist A. Durand Fecit
box 40, item 1

Institut de France 1906

Scope and Contents

Bust of woman in helmet, artist Dumarest F., gold, in red leather box; obverse: Academie des Science Prix Lalande W.J. Hussey 1906. Presented to Lick Archives, August 1974 by Miss Allis Hussey.
box 40, item 2

Avla Nassovica MDCCCXCVI 1896

Scope and Contents

Bronze struck medallion with obverse showing the building of Nassau Hall at Princeton University; inscription below: "AVLA NASSOVICA/MDCCCXCVI." Reverse bears inscription: "DEI SVB NUMINE VICET [on scroll above]/QVOD ANTEA FVIT/COLLEGIUM/NEOCAESARIENSE/NVNC ANNIS CL IMPLETIS/UNIVERSITAS/PRINCETONIENSIS/SAECVLVM SPECTAT/NOVVM."ET, "Qvod Antea Fvit Collegivm Neocaesariens NVNC Annis + CL+Impletis Vniversitas Princetoniensis Saecvlvm Spectat Novvm" in gray leather box
box 40, item 3

Henry Draper 1882

Scope and Contents

Born March 17th 1837 Died November 20th 1882, bust of Draper, artist: J.C. Chaplain, bronze; obverse: Blank w/four number 8s around outside edge; round red leather box
box 40, item 4

Grand Prize Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Scope and Contents

Eagle, dolphins, stars, shell, bronze; obverse: Universal Exposition Saint Louis United States of America MCMIV, two women; red leather box, red velvet interior, inscribed on outside: "Universal Expostion 1904 Saint Louis"
box 40, item 5

Grand Prize Louisiana Purchase Exposition 1904

Scope and Contents

Eagle, dolphins, stars, shell, bronze; obverse: Universal Exposition Saint Louis United States of America MCMIV, two women; red leather box, red velvet interior, inscribed on outside: "Universal Expostion 1904 Saint Louis"
box 40, item 6

Sociedad Scientifica Argentina 1872 1910

Scope and Contents

Image of woman w/ lamp & branch- bronze/copper; obverse: Congreso Cientifico Internacional Americano Julio de 1910, Reunido en Buenos Aires con Motivo de la Conmemoracion del Centenario de la Revolucion de Mayo de 1810, in round red leather box, Pastorino de Sala Cangallo 1711 Bs As
box 40, item 7

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1886

Scope and Contents

Perrine, C. D. Comet trail - bronze; obverse: "This Medal Founded A.S. MDCCCXC by Joseph A. Donohoe is Presented to C.D. Perrine in Commemoration of the Discovery of a Comet on December 8, 1886; in round red leather box
box 40, item 8

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1895

Scope and Contents

Perrine, C. D. Comet trail - bronze; obverse: "This Medal Founded A.S. MDCCCXC by Joseph A. Donohoe is Presented to C.D. Perrine in Commemoration of the Discovery of a Comet on November 17, 1895; in round red leather box
box 40, item 9

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1897

Scope and Contents

Perrine, C. D. Comet trail - bronze; obverse: "This Medal Founded A.S. MDCCCXC by Joseph A. Donohoe is Presented to C.D. Perrine in Commemoration of the Discovery of a Comet on October 16, 1897; in round red leather box
box 40, item 10

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1898

Scope and Contents

Perrine, C. D. Comet trail - bronze; obverse: "This Medal Founded A.S. MDCCCXC by Joseph A. Donohoe is Presented to C.D. Perrine in Commemoration of the Discovery of a Comet on Sept 13, 1898; in round red leather box
box 40, item 11

Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1898

Scope and Contents

Perrine, C. D. Comet trail - bronze; obverse: "This Medal Founded A.S. MDCCCXC by Joseph A. Donohoe is Presented to C.D. Perrine in Commemoration of the Discovery of a Comet on March 20, 1898; in round red leather box
box 40, item 12

L'Union Fait la Force undated

Scope and Contents

Lion on bronze star, blue enameled center, separate crown above, on blue & black striped ribbon, in black leather box; obverse: crown insignia. Box inscribed outside: L 11 w/ crown; inside, Gustave Wolfers Rue de la Madeleine 35 Bruxelles Fournisseur de S.M. le Roi
box 40, item 13

Eagle cross on Iron cross 1870

Scope and Contents

Enameled on red and white striped ribbon, in red leather box; obverse: crown. Box inscribed outside, EV w/crown.; inside, E. Gardino D. Cravanzola Gioielliere, Roma
box 40, item 14

Ambrose Swasey 1915

Scope and Contents

Swasey seated, Artist Brenner 1915 - bronze, in green leather box; obverse: blank
box 40, item 15

Republique Francaise 1870 undated

Scope and Contents

Woman's head, enameled star & laurel wreath on red ribbon w/ ribbon rosette in maroon leather box; obverse: Honneur et Patrie, two French flags. Box inscribed outside, w/R.F. ; inside, Arthur Bertrand Paris
box 40, item 16

Worchester Reed Warner / Ambrose Swasey 1880-1920 1920

Scope and Contents

Busts of both men, bronze; obverse: The Warner & Swasey Co. Cleveland Ohio U.S.A. Lick Telescope, image of the telescope; in white cardboard box. Includes paper insert: "The Warner & Swasey Company takes pleasure in presenting you with this medal in commenoration of its Fortieth Anniversary Medal No. 86"
box 40, item 17

Worcester Reed Warner, Ambrose Swasey, 1846-1929, 1880-1930 1930

Scope and Contents

Busts of Warner & Swasey, gold; obverse: The Warner & Swasey Co. Cleveland Ohio, U.S.A. , Lick Telescope. In cardboard box w/ insert "The Warner V. Swasey Company takes pleasure in presenting you with this medal in commemoration of its Fiftieth Anniversary Medal No. 177"
box 40, item 18

Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco Medal of Award, MCMXV 1915

Scope and Contents

Building w/ tower, laurel branches, gold; obverse: Divine Disivncta Ivnxit Homo, two figures, male & female, rising sun, river. In presentation box
box 40, item 19

Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco Medal of Award, MCMXV 1915

Scope and Contents

Building w/ tower, laurel branches, bronze; obverse: Divine Disivncta Ivnxit Homo, two figures, male & female, rising sun, river. In presentation box
box 40, item 20

El Pueblo de San Luis A- Richard H. Tucker - Observatorio de San Luis 1911

Scope and Contents

1908, 87000, 1911, woman, stars, scroll, buildings, gold in red leather box. Includes jump ring. Tucker, Richard H.
box 40, item 21

Second Pan-American Congress Dec. 27, 1915-Jan. 8, 1916, Washington U.S.A. 1915-1916

Scope and Contents

Lamp of knowledge, laurel branch. Obverse: "Friendship Solidarity and Progress Through Scientific Achievement" Woman w/ laurel branch, woman w/ staff of aescepulus, North & South American continents, institutional building.
box 40, item 22

Emile Picard de L'Academie Francaise Secretaire Perpetuel de L'Academie des Sciences 1927

Scope and Contents

Bust of Picard, bronze, in maroon leather box; obverse: A Emile Picard Profsseur D'Analyse Superieure a la Sorbonne, Professeur a L'Ecole Centrale ses Eleves ses Admirateurs ses amis Cinquantieme Anniversaire de son Entree Dans L'Enseignement MCMXXVII, head of woman in helmet, torches
 

Posters and illustrations 1835-1985

Scope and Contents

This series contains mostly oversized items related to the Lick Observatory, including artwork and research research materials. Formats include drawings, paintings, printed posters, photographs, charts, portraits, calendars, and certificates.
box 77

Astronomical charts 1835

map-case G2-2

Charcoal Saturn Poster 1874 December 1

item UA0036_obj_0001

Portrait of Edward S. Holden (photograph) 1885

map-case G3-4

Brook's Comet Companions 1889 August 4

box 77

Picturesque California circa 1890

box 26, folder 3

Lick Observatory 1894 and undated

Scope and Contents

Contains drawings, posters, and other artwork of Lick Observatory.
box 76

Lick Observatory 1894 and undated

Scope and Contents

Contains drawings, posters, and other artwork of Lick Observatory, including Mount Hamilton brand asparagus and a drawing from the San Jose Mercury.
map-case G3-4

Certificate from the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at Lick Observatory 1904

item UA0036_obj_0002

Portrait of Dr. Ferdinand Johannes Neubauer (painting) 1952

item UA0036_obj_0003

Caricature of Mary Lea Shane as co-chair of the 1961 International Astronomical Union (IAU) meeting (painting) 1961

box 76

Event posters 1976-1999

box 76

Star chart calendar 1985

map-case G3-4

Astronomical chart undated

map-case G3-4

Engraving of Lick Observatory undated

box 76

Portrait of Isaac Newton (painting) undated

box 76

Lick Observatory signs undated

box 77

Photogravure of the Lyell Glacier undated

item UA0036_obj_0004

Portrait of J.F. Chappell, photographer (painting) undated

item UA0036_obj_0005

Portrait of unidentified man (drawing) undated

item UA0036_obj_0006

Portrait of unidentified man (drawing) undated

box 76-77

Miscellaneous posters and drawings undated

map-case G3-4

Miscellaneous posters and drawings undated

 

Helen Wright gift 1833-1995

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen Wright Greuter.

Arrangement

Materials arranged alphabetically by subject, with Wright's manuscript materials arranged first.

Scope and Contents

This series contains materials donated by Helen Wright used in her research in the writing of the book James Lick's Monument: The Saga of Captain Richard Floyd and the Building of the Lick Observatory. Richard S. Floyd was the president of the Lick Trust and a key figure in the planning and development of the Lick Observatory. These materials contain mostly photocopies, and include papers, correspondence, clippings, photographs, research notes, reports, and maps relating to the Floyd family and the history of the Lick Observatory.
box 27, folder 7-9

James Lick's Monument manuscript circa 1987

box 28, folder 1

Biographies, Life at Lick, Visitors 1890-1941

box 28, folder 2

Brief Histories of Lick Observatory undated

box 28, folder 3

Burnham, S.W. circa 1879-1930

box 28, folder 4

Chauvenet, William - Navy undated

box 28, folder 5-6

Clear Lake, Kono Tayee circa 1870-1980

box 28, folder 7

Construction, Mounting, Dome 1881-1890

box 28, folder 8

Draper, Henry undated

box 29, folder 1-3

Floyd, Richard S. 1855-1950 and undated

box 29, folder 4

Floyd, Richard S. and Lyons, Henry A. circa 1850-1985

box 29, folder 5

Floyd family 1833-1996

box 30, folder 1-2

Floyd family 1833-1996

box 30, folder 3-5

Gopcevic/Floyd undated

box 30, folder 6

Grubb, Sir Howard 1878

box 30, folder 7

Henry, Joseph 1873-1877

box 30, folder 8

Holden, E.S. circa 1910-1995

box 30, folder 9

Keeler, James 1873-1978

box 30, folder 10

Leech, Daniel 1876

box 30, folder 11

Lens 1874-1879

box 31, folder 1-3

Lick, James 1874-1973 and undated

box 31, folder 4

Lick Observatory - History and recent items circa 1900-1995

box 31, folder 5

Lick Observatory Area undated

box 31, folder 6

Lick Observatory Photos undated

box 31, folder 7

Lockyer, Norman 1878

box 31, folder 8

Marshall, Betty Curtis 1978

box 31, folder 9

McCormack, L.J. circa 1900

box 31, folder 10

Naming of Mount Hamilton and Lick Observatory undated

box 31, folder 11

Newcomb, Simon 1871-1876

box 31, folder 12

Notes, research materials circa 1975

box 31, folder 13

Peirce, Benjamin undated

box 31, folder 14

Shane, Charles D. and Mary Lea 1983-1986

box 31, folder 15

Site 1873-1890

box 31, folder 16

Smithsonian Institution Archives 1877

box 31, folder 17

Southern states circa 1950-1980

box 31, folder 18-19

Telescopes, Spectroscopes 1876-1892