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Crawford (Russell Tracy) papers
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Biographical 1900-1960

Scope and Contents

This series contains clippings and commencement materials from Crawford's early academic career, as well as an obituary written by Maud W. Makemson and a University of California In Memoriam article by C.D. Shane, S. Einarsson, and H.M. Jeffers.
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Clippings 1900-1904

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Obituaries, In Memoriam 1958-1960


Correspondence 1898-1956

Scope and Contents

This series contains letters written by and to Crawford, including correspondence with directors of the Lick Observatory. Telegrams and observation notes and reports are also included.
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Notes and notebooks 1897-1931

Scope and Contents

This series contains bound notebooks and loose notes written by Crawford pertaining to his research, both as a student at the University of California and later as an astronomer. Also included are diaries, notes, and photographs from Crawford's trip to Europe in 1911 and 1912, as well as some collected documents and notes that were annotated by Crawford.
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"Examples in differential equations" circa 1897

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"Differential & integral calculus" 1897

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"Mechanical quadratures" circa 1897

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"Notes on mechanics" 1897

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"Theoretical astronomy" 1897

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Untitled holograph notebook 1897

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Untitled holograph notes circa 1897-1900

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"Queer answers found in examination papers" circa 1903

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Outline of Lectures in General Science 1 1910

Scope and Contents

Annotated copy of University of California Syllabus Series pamphlet.
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Notes, lectures, quotes & articles to ponder circa 1910-1928

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"Notes from my trip abroad" 1911-1912

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"Continuation of my trip abroad" 1911-1912

Scope and Contents

Includes some loose photographs and letters.
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"My trip abroad" photo album 1911-1912

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs of Crawford's trip abroad to Europe which correspond to the preceding notebooks.
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"Notes on observatories visited during my sabbatical leave" 1911-1912

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Struve, Otto - "Einleitung in die Theorie der Satelliten" 1911-1912

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Astronomy 1 teaching notes, UCLA summer session 1929

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Portratgallerie der Astronomischen Gesellschaft 1931

Scope and Contents

Annotated copy of astronomers' portrait pamphlet.
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"Notes on observations and solar coordinates" undated


Observations and charts 1898-1928

Scope and Contents

This series contains reductions, computations, notes, and charts from Crawford's observations of comets and satellites throughout his career. Some related correspondence is also included.
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Orbit of X Draconis 1898-1928

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Orbit of Comet a 1909 (Daniel) by Merton's Method 1909

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Comet a 1915 (Mellish) 1915

Scope and Contents

Computed with Miss Jessica M. Young, second orbit computed with Miss Young, third orbit computed alone
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Comet b 1922 (Skjellerup), v.3 1922

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Satellite of Neptune observation charts ("Astronomical papers...v.9 pt.3" - "The orbit of Neptune's satellite and the pole of Neptune's equator") 1926

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Comet j 1927 (Schwassman-Wachmann) 1927

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Comet d 1927 (Streams) - Observations [Lick] 1927

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Comet a 1928 (Reinmuth) - Reductions of Plate Measurements 1928


Writings 1901-1926

Scope and Contents

This series contains typescripts and reprints of Crawford's published writings, including journal articles and his doctoral dissertation from the University of California.
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"Determination of the Constant of Refraction from Observations made with the Repsold Meridian Circle of the Lick Observatory", dissertation 1901

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"On Computing" 1907

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"Astronomy of the Pacific Coast" 1915

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"Note on Merton's Method for the Determination of Orbits" 1926

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"A Convenient Method for Computing, from Elements, the Daily Motion in Geocentric Right Ascension and Declination" undated

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"History of Astronomy" - typescript extracted from William's "History of Sciences" undated