Guide to the Thomas Jefferson Jackson See Papers, 1891-1970 M0218

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Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Title: Thomas Jefferson Jackson See Papers
Identifier/Call Number: M0218
Physical Description: 1.5 Linear Feet : 3 manuscript boxes
Date (inclusive): 1891-1970

Scope and Content

Summary: Consists of original drafts and copies of scientific papers written by T. J. J. See. Also included are miscellaneous items reflective of his career.


Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, born 19 February 1866 in Missouri, was an astronomer and mathematician who established laws of the Formation of the Solar System and founded the science of cosmogony.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Thomas Jefferson Jackson See Papers, M0218, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


Transfer from Memorial Auditorium Storage

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Access Restrictions


Box 1, folder 1

10th Paper- "New Theory of the Aether" by T.J.J. See, original manuscript, legal size undated

Box 1, folder 2-4

carbon copy (4th) of the above. 1928, August

Box 1, folder 5

11th Paper "New Theory of the Aether" by T.J.J. See - Original manuscript 1930, May 24

Box 2, folder 1

Same as 1-3, 1st typed copy undated

Box 2, folder 2

Same as 1-3, Carbon undated

Box 2, folder 3

Same as 1-3, Carbon undated

Box 2, folder 4

12th Paper - "New Theory of the Aether", original manuscript 1930

Box 2, folder 5

Same as 2-5, 1st typed copy undated

Box 2, folder 6

Same as 2-5, 3rd typed copy undated

Box 2, folder 7

Same as 2-5, 4th typed copy undated

Box 3, folder 1

"Research in Transcendental Geometry and the Theory of Infinite Space." original manuscript undated

Box 3, folder 2

Same as 3-1, Typed copy, chaps. 1-8 undated

Box 3, folder 3

Same as 3-1, Typed copy, chaps. 9-14, 18 undated

Box 3, folder 4

"Dynamical Theory of the Rotations of the Planets and the Direct and Retrograde Motions of Their Satellites, with Especial Reference to the Untenable Doctrine of Planetary Inversion" by T.J.J. See, 3rd carbon copy. 1926, Nov 8

Box 3, folder 5



a) Lowell Observatory Accounts - T.J.J. See - red leatherbound notebook 1897, July 1


b) A. Pen and pencil accounts, 8 vo, 4 to, and legal, typed. undated


c) 2 recepits for freight on Pacific Express Co. 1898, Aug 8


d) 2 pgs. pencil budget undated

Box 3, folder 6



a) 2 printed posters announcing conferral of PhD honoris causato T.J.J. See, Otto Hirschfeld and Rudolf Virchow. undated


b) als C.M.H. Hawley to T.J.J. See 1904, July 14


c) als Maheon S. Tisdale to T.J.J. See re: birthday congratulations 1961, Feb 24


d) Edward A. Beach to T.J.J. See on White House Stationery-xerox 1954, Dec 1


e) als T.J.J. See to American Philosophical Society re: laws of nature 1964, Oct 20


f) same as 3-6e, 19 photocopies


g) Announcement of a great discovery... printed article with notations by T.J.J . See with BW portrait [See?]


h) General Summary on Forces of Natureby T.J.J. See. 26 xerox copies. 1960, Oct 1


i) A. Outline of Last Will and Testament, T.J.J. See. undated


j) Typed statement on the Relations between T.J.J. See and Ormond Stone

Box 3, folder 7

Writings and Printed Material 1925

Box 3, folder 8

Photograph of Lord Kelvin and Invitation to Columbia University Reception 1902