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Wright (Helen) Collection on George Ellery Hale
10175-MS  
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Description
This collection consists of material collected by Helen Wright in the course of writing her 1966 biography of George Ellery Hale, Explorer of the Universe. It includes copies of documents which can also be found in the George Ellery Hale Papers, but also documents from other sources and Wright's transcripts of some handwritten letters, particularly those from Hale to his wife and daughter.
Background
Helen Wright, the daughter of George Ellery Hale's colleague Frederick Wright, was born in 1914. The National Academy of Sciences commissioned Wright to pen the work a biography of Hale 1951, and she published the book, entitled Explorer of the Universe, in 1966. Six years later, Wright co-authored The Legacy of George Ellery Hale.
Extent
6 linear feet
Restrictions
Unpublished works created by George Ellery Hale are in the public domain and may be reproduced freely. Copyright to works by others, and to Hale's publications, may be held by their respective creators, those creators' heirs, or their publishers. If you wish to quote or reproduce such works beyond the extent of fair use, please contact the copyright holder to request permission.
Availability
This collection is open to researchers by appointment at the Caltech Archives.