This collection contains the papers of Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953), an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory near Pasadena,
as well as the diaries and biographical memoirs of his wife, Grace Burke Hubble.
Edwin Powell Hubble, an observational astronomer, was born November 20, 1889, in
Marshfield Missouri. He attended the University of Chicago (1906-1910), where he studied
physics and astronomy, and at Queen's College, Oxford University, where, as a Rhodes
Scholar, he received a B.A. in Jurisprudence in 1912. After a year as a high school
teacher in New Albany, Indiana, Hubble returned to the University of Chicago in 1914 to
do graduate work in astronomy under Edwin Brant Frost at the Yerkes Observatory.
Completing his Ph.D. in 1917, Hubble immediately joined the U.S. Army, serving as an
officer in the infantry from 1917 to 1919. In 1919, Hubble joined the staff of the Mount
Wilson Observatory, a position he held until his death on September 28, 1953. Hubble
married Grace Burke, a graduate of Stanford University, on February 26, 1924.
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