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Correspondence

Box 1

1920-1924

Folder 1

A -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 19 items

Charles Greeley Abbot (6); Robert Grant Aitken (5); American Association for the Advancement of Science (1); American Astronomical Society (2); American Radio Tube Works (2); John August Anderson (2); Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1)
Folder 2

B -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 55 items

Ren J Bache (3); Lloyd C. Bagby (4); Baker & Co., Inc. (3); George Banta Publishing Co. (1); Edward Emerson Barnard (1); Storrs Barrows Barrett (7); Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (10); James G. Biddle (17); Paul Biefeld (4); Herbert Brownell (2); S. M. Brownell (1); Bertram Borden Boltwood (1); John A. Brashear & Co. [see J. B. McDowell Co.]; The Braun Corporation (1)
Folder 3

C -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 23 items

Walter Guyton Cady (2); Edwin Francis Carpenter (1); Central Scientific Co. (4); Major E. B. Colladay [re plans for Eclipse expedition to Fort Rosecrans] (2); Corning Glass Co. (9); Clifford Charles Crump (4); Leland E. Cunningham (1)
Folder 4

D -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 6 items

J. A. Davidson (1); Arthur Louis Day (5)
Folder 5

E -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 3 items

Eimer and Amend Chemical Co. (1); Elgin National Watch Co. (2)
Folder 6

F -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 25 items

[?] Finley (4); Philip Fox (1); Edwin Brant Frost (20)
Folder 7

G -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 14 items

William Gaertner & Co. (5); General Electric Co. (7); Warren Kimball Green (2)
Folder 8

H -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 41 items

George Ellery Hale (1); Asaph Hall, Jr. (5); William Edmund Harper (1); Harper's Magazine [includes correspondence with Ellsworth Huntington] (7); George Russell Harrison (2); Margaret Harwood (5); Russell M. Heath (1); S. G. Hefelbower (1); Henry Heil Chemical Co. (6); Adam Hilger, Ltd. (1); Herbert Percival Hollnagel (3); Herbert Clark Hoover (1); John M. Howie [includes copy letter EP 6 Victor Clifton Alderson] (3); Wilbur Franklin Hoyt [includes photo] (4)
Folder 9

I -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 3 items

Walter E. Inglis (3)
Folder 10

K -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 4 items

C. B. Kazda (1); John J. Kelley (2); Mrs. Elena C. Korthe [sp.?] (1)
Folder 11

L -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 30 items

Oliver Justin Lee (2); The Leeds & Northrup Co. (20); Walter F. Lineberger [includes correspondence with Smithsonian Institution] (6); The Littleton Co. (1); Knut Lundmark (2)
Folder 12

M -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 12 items

J. B. McDowell Co. (2); Donald Howard Menzel (7); John Anthony Miller (1); Robert Andrews Millikan [form letter announcing his leaving Chicago] (2)
Folder 13

North American Almanac Company(1920-1924)

Physical Description: 75 items

Most of the correspondence is with Nile C. Smith.
Folder 14

N -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 12 items

National Association of Broadcasters (1); National Research Council (2); Finley F. Neal (6); Seth Barnes Nicholson (3)
Folder 15

O -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 28 items

Optical Society of America [includes orrespondence with their Journal as well and typed manuscript "The Registering Microphotometer of the Mount Wilson Observatory"] (28)
Folder 16

PETTIT -- PERSONAL (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 52 items

See note in Administrative Information section for permission to use material in the Pettit folders. Carnegie Institution of Washington (11); The Community Chest of Pasadena (1); First National Bank, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin (20); First Trust and Savings Bank (1); Edward J. Fucik, M.D. (1); "Mother" Pettit (1); William M. Pettit (2); Harriet W. Sheppard (1); Sigma Xi (2); Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (9); War Risk Insurance (1); Wisconsin National Life Insurance Company (2)
Folder 17

P -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 7 items

John S. Paraskevopoulos (1); John A. Parkhurst [includes typed manuscript "The Total Radiation of Variable Stars Observed with the Vacuum Thermocouple at Mount Wilson"] (3); William Henry Pickering (1); Popular Astronomy (2)
Folder 18

R -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 7 items

William F. Rigge (2); John A. Roebling's Sons Co. (2); Henry Norris Russell (3)
Folder 19

S -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 22 items

Science and Invention (2); Science Service (3); Sigma Xi (4); W. T. Skilling (6); Southern California Edison Co. (1); Olenus Lee Sponsler (3); Joel Stebbins (1); The Stupakoff Laboratories (1); Goodwin Deloss Swezey (1)
Folder 20

T -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 5 items

John Torrence Tate (3); George F. Taylor (1); Topeka Transfer & Storage Co. (1)
Folder 21

U -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 5 items

U.S. Radium Corp. (1); Universal Radio & Research Co. (1); University of California, Southern Branch (1); University of Chicago (2)
Folder 22

V -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 2 items

George Van Biesbroeck (2)
Folder 23

W -- Miscellaneous (1920-1924)

Physical Description: 27 items

Western Electric Co., Inc. (6); Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. (3); Weston Electrical Instrument Co. (2); Helen Whitaker (9); R. M. Wilkie (2); L. W. Wilson (2); Wisconsin National Life Insurance Co. (2); The World Tomorrow (1)
Box 2

1925-1929, A-L

Folder 24

A -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 43 items

Charles Greeley Abbot (17); Walter Sydney Adams (1); Robert Grant Aitken (4); Allyne & Ward (2); American Astronomical Society [Joel Stebbins] (9); Clifford N. Anderson [includes typed manuscript "Correlation of Radio Transmission with Ultra-Violet Radiation and Ozone"] (4); Arrowhead Springs Corp. (1); Atlantic Photo-Co. (3); L. d'Azambuja (2)
Folder 25

B -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 68 items

J. E. Barnard (1); James Barnes (3); Bart Reflector Co., Inc. (3); L. Bastings (2); Louis Agricola Bauer (12); Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (4); Louis Berman (2); Frances L. (Mrs. Paul) Blatchford (3); Major J. E. Bloom (2); Boehmke Optical Co. (2); John D. Boon (3); William T. Bovie (1); Jacques Boyer (1); Frederick Sumner Brackett (6); The Braun Corp. (2); Julius Arthur Brown (6); Mrs. Margie Brown (1); Herbert Brownell (6); W. Brunner [includes copy letter from W. E. Bernheimer] (2); E. A. Bryant (3); Albert Alfred Buss (4)
Folder 26

C -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 24 items

Jean Cabannes (2); Walter Guyton Cady (1); California Crushed Fruit Co. (2); California Institute of Technology [John August Anderson] (1); E. Calzavara (2); James McKeen Cattell [re search for Secretary of the Smithsonian] (1); Randolph M. Cermak (3); J. W. D. Chesney (1); Sam M. Clark (2); Mrs. William Weber Coblentz (1); Collier's (2); Corning Glass Works (2); J. W. Crabtree (2); A. C. D. Crommelin (2)
Folder 27

The Desert Sanatorium of Southern Arizona, Inc.(1925-1929)

Physical Description: 134 items

Frank C. Balderry; A. M. Busby; Roland Davison; George Earl Davis; W. Paul Holbrook; Daniel Trembly MacDougal; J. A. Sharpe; Creed Taylor; Bernard Langdon Wyatt
Folder 28

D -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 34 items

The Daven Corp. (2); J. E. Davis (1); Henry de Laszlo (1); C. E. Depperman, S.J. (5); Detroit Public Schools, Dept. of Buildings and Grounds (2); City of Detroit, Dept. of Buildings and Safety Engineering (1); G. M. B. Dobson (8); Andrew Ellicott Douglass (3); Philip Drinker (2); Isabel H. Dudley (1); Raymond Smith Dugan (1); E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co. (6)
Folder 29

E -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 10 items

Scott R. Edwards (2); Captain William Snyder Eichelberger [U.S. Naval Observatory] (1); Engineers Society of Pasadena (2); John Marcus Evvard (5)
Folder 30

F -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 45 items

Charles Fabry (1); Mary J. Faherty (2); Sampaio Ferraz (2); Fish-Schurmann Corp. (7); John Adam Fleming [American Geophysical Union] (5); William Elmer Forsythe [General Electric Nela Park] (6); The Franklin Institute (2); Edward Elway Free (5); Erwin Finlay Freunldich (1); Julien P. Friez & Sons (1); Edwin Brant Frost (13)
Folder 31

G -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 45 items

The Gaertner Scientific Corp.(15); Frederick Lamont Gates (3); General Electric Co., Research Laboratory (6); Kasson Stanford Gibson (1); Gleason-Tiebout Glass Co. (1); Mrs. Lois K. Godfrey (3); Gooding College Forward Movement (1); Herman Goodman (1); A. Gottlieb (1); C. R. Granberry [includes letters to/from D. T. MacDougal] (4); Henry J. Green (2); B. L. Griffing (4); Mrs. H. F. Grigsby (2); Grimes-Stassforth Stationery Co. (1)
Folder 32

H -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 73 items

Asaph Hall, Jr. (1); L. R. Hafstad (1); Herbert A. Hamm (1); Hanovia Chemical & Manufacturing Co. (23); R. I. Harris (1); Gilbert Havens (2); Earnest W. Hawkes (2); Fred H. Heath (1); Bernard Clifford Hendricks (1); Adam Hilger, Ltd. (1); Leonard Hill (2); Thorfin Rusten Hogness (3); Mrs. C. I. W. Hollister (2); William James Hooper (4); Frank E. Howard (4); William Franklin Hoyt (18); Blythe Hurst, Sr. (6)
Folder 33

I -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 9 items

International Astronomical Union (3); H. J. C. Ireton (1); Clarke Irvine (2); James Edmund Ives [U.S. Public Health Service] (3)
Folder 34

J -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 5 items

Josef J. Johnson (2); Roy Jordan, Inc. (2); Alfred Harrison Joy (1)
Folder 35

K -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 31 items

M. E. Kahler (1); Kay & Burbank Co., Inc. (1); Keese Engineering Co. (1); Norton Adams Kent (2); Herbert Harvey Kimball [American Geophysical Union] (10); P. J. Kipp & Zonen [includes J. J. van Oortmerssen] (5); Alfred Brooker Klugh (6); H. Kobold (1); Harry I. Krakeur [sp.?] (1); Jakob Kunz (3)
Folder 36

L -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 21 items

Claude Jerome Lapp (3); H. J. Larson (3); Francis P. Leavenworth (2); Oliver Justin Lee (2); The Leeds & Northrup Co. (9); The Literary Digest (1); Leonard Benedict Loeb (1)
Box 3

1925-1929, M-Z

Folder 37

M -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 60 items

Daniel Trembly MacDougal (46); Mentore Maggini (2); Charles Frederick Marvin (2); William James Mayo (1); John E. Mellish (3); John Campbell Merriam (3); I. M. Miller (3)
Folder 38

North American Almanac Company(1925-1929)

Physical Description: 56 items

Most of the correspondence is with Nile C. Smith
Folder 39

N -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 35 items

The National Geographic Society (1); National Tuberculosis Association (22); Finley F. Neal (3); Charles F. Neergaard (2); Mary Lawson Neff (3); Seth Barnes Nicholson (2); Hugo Nilson (2)
Folder 40

O -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 13 items

Optical Society of America (10); Oregon Tuberculosis Association (1); F. H. Osler (2)
Folder 41

PETTIT -- PERSONAL (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 20 items

See note in Administrative Information section for permission to use material in the Pettit folders. Carnegie Institution of Washington (10); H. Hallenbeck [re death of George Pettit] (1); A. N. Marquis & Co. (1); Standard Book Co. (1); Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (3); Title Guarantee and Trust Co. (1); Who's Who in California (2); Wisconsin National Life Insurance Co. (1)
Folder 42

P -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 27 items

Edwards A. Park (2); The Peruvian (1); Greenleaf Whittier Pickard (3); Edward F. Pigot, S.J. (4); John Stanley Plaskett (1); Aldo Pontremoli (2); Popular Astronomy (2); Irwin Gillespie Priest (10); J. C. du Pui (2)
Folder 43

R -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 31 items

Radi-Ion Corp. (1); Lord Rayleigh (3); Arthur R. Riddle (2); William F. Rigge, S.J. (4); The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1); R. S. Rockwood (5); Frank Elmore Ross (10); Royal College of Science, Canada (1); Henry Norris Russell (2); Walter Charles Russell (2)
Folder 44

S -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 85 items

W. R. Sawyer (2); Jan Schilt (1); Science and Invention (3); Science Service (1); Scientific American (4); The Scientific Monthly (7); Charles G. Shannon (1); Harlow Shapley (4); Forrest Shreve (4); Clarence Aurelius Skinner (2); Lois T. Slocum (2); D. F. Smiley (3); Eugene H. Smith (4); Louis Bevier Spinney (1); Joel Stebbins (2); Harry Steenbock (2); Harlan True Stetson (22); The Stratford Co. (1); Otto Struve (3); Agnes M. Swain (1); Godfrey Glenton Sykes [many items re Desert Sanatorium] (15)
Folder 45

T -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 13 items

Charles Fitzhugh Talman (3); George Frederick Taylor (7); Frederick F. Tisdall (3)
Folder 46

U -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 6 items

Die Umschau (2); University of California, University News Service (1); University of Chicago, Graduate School of Arts and Literature (2); University of Chicago Alumni Association (1)
Folder 47

V -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 35 items

George Van Biesbroeck (2); The Viscoloid Works [DuPont Viscoloid Co.] (2); Vitaglass Corp. [includes William Wallace, Jr.] (31)
Folder 48

W -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 56 items

J. N. Walters (3); Louise Ware (1); Western Hospital and Nurses Review (13); Wheldon & Wesley, Ltd. (1); Helen Whittaker [Wehe] (10); Who's Who Publishing Co. (1); Inez Wilson (3); George Winchester (2); Wollensak Optical Co. (1); Harry Oscar Wood (1); R. M. Wood (2); The World-Herald [with biographical material on Pettit] (2); Frederick Eugene Wright (9); William Hammond Wright (4); Bernard Langdon Wyatt (3)
Folder 49

Z -- Miscellaneous (1925-1929)

Physical Description: 6 items

J. G. Zaglakides (3); Carl Zeiss, Jena (1); Theodore F. Zucker (1); Robert Victor Zumstein (1)
Box 4

1930-1932

Folder 50

A -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 31 items

Charles Greeley Abbot (4); Robert Grant Aitken (6); Laurence Aller (1); American Astronomical Society (1); American Society for Psychical Research [Glenn Palmer] (4); George Angelovich (2); The Antithesians [re "mind energy" photography] (3); Astronomical Society of the Pacific [Charles Hitchcock Adams, includes 2 typed manuscripts "Temperatures on the Moon"] (8); Edward Ayling (2)
Folder 51

B -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 25 items

Frederick A. Baker (1); E. P. Baltzell (2); R. W. Barfield (3); M. S. Beljavsky (1); Nels A. Bengton (1); George C. Blakslee (1); Nicholas Theodore Bobrovnikoff (3); The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences (3); Herbert Brownell (8); Robert C. Burt (1); Julio Bustos Navarrete (1)
Folder 52

C -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 18 items

Canadian Pacific (1); Jos J Carlos Mills (5); Edna Carter (1); Frederic Edward Clements (1); Harry Welrose Coffin (2); Corning Glass Works (1); Cosmos Corp. (3); J. W. Crabtree (3); Crucible Steel Company of America (1)
Folder 53

The Desert Sanatorium of Southern Arizona, Inc.(1930-1932)

Physical Description: 40 items

George Earl Davis; Joseph L. McCarthy; Max Pinner; 4 photographs
Folder 54

D -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 9 items

J. B. Dennis (2); C. E. Depperman, S.J. (3); Andrew Ellicott Douglass (2); Lee Alvin DuBridge (2)
Folder 55

F -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 23 items

Hilda Faust (1); Sampaio Ferraz (1); Frederick Eugene Fowle (3); Mason Fraps (1); John J. Frauenfelder (4); J. M. Frawley (2); Edward Elway Free (1); Edwin Brant Frost (10)
Folder 56

G -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 10 items

General Mills, Inc. (1); Arthur Feddeman Gorton (4); B. L. Griffing (2); Alfred D. Guion (3)
Folder 57

H -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 28 items

Oscar A. Hagen (1); E. W. Hawkes (14); Bernard Clifford Hendricks (1); John Severy Hibben (1); Alexander Hollander (1); John M. Howie (1); Philip F. Hoyt [re illness & death of Wilbur F. Hoyt] (3); Wilbur Franklin Hoyt [one letter with note from R. D. Overholt] (6)
Folder 58

I -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 9 items

Industrial Digest (3); International Astronomical Union (3); Joseph C. Ireland (2); James Edmund Ives (1)
Folder 59

K -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 8 items

J. L. Keane (2); Ernst Keil (2); Keystone View Co. of New York (1); Herbert Harvey Kimball (1); Hoyt Klinck (2)
Folder 60

L -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 10 items

Carl Otto Lampland (1); Lancaster High School (1); Lancaster, New Hampshire [to unidentified person re eclipse plans] (1); E. M. Lang, Jr. (2); Leeds & Northrup Co. (3); Arthur Leslie (1); Gertrude Lofy (1)
Folder 61

M -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 24 items

Daniel Trembly MacDougal (3); T. O. McGrath (2); Col. Majors (1); Ross W. Marriott (2); Donald Howard Menzel (10); Meteorological Office, Air Ministry (1); Joseph Haines Moore (4); Laird M. Morris (1)
Folder 62

North American Almanac Company(1930-1932)

Physical Description: 27 items

Most of the correspondence is with J. E. Chrest.
Folder 63

N -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 6 items

Clifford M. Ness (3); Seth Barnes Nicholson (3)
Folder 64

O -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 17 items

Optical Society of America (14); Bernard Levussove Oser [Food Research Laboratories, Inc.] (3)
Folder 65

PETTIT -- PERSONAL (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 31 items

See note in Administrative Information section for permission to use material in the Pettit folders. Baynham-Bunnell Co. (1); Boston Antique Shop (1); California Men of Prominence, Ltd. (3); Richard F. Carlson Motors' Co. (1); Carnegie Institution of Washington (3); The Casualty Association of America (1); Anne M. Goshen (1); Lillian Headley (4); Mrs. Carrie E. [Preston] Herman (2); Rena Gash Leger (3); Pacific Finance Corp. (1); Parsons & Nelson, Inc. (1); Lee Ad. Richmond (2); Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (2); United States Fire Insurance Co. of New York (1); Walter [?] (1); Wisconsin National Life Insurance Co. (3)
Folder 66

P -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 22 items

Fifth Pacific Science Congress (1); Edwin Robert Parker (4); Edmund Parkinson (2); Clarence T. Patterson (6); E. J. Perepelkin (2); Peru State Teachers College (1); Popular Mechanics Magazine (3); D. Price (1); J. C. du Pui (2)
Folder 67

R -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 7 items

Hazel C. Reed (2); R. S. Rockwood (3); Edward A. Rumely (2)
Folder 68

S -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 32 items

The Scientific Monthly (3); George Cheever Shattuck (1); Forrest Shreve (4); Otto Julius Sieplein (1); A. O. Smith Corp. (1); Maynard Goldman Snell (2); D. W. Starrett (5); Gwendolyn Stead (3); Arthur H. Steinhaus (1); Harlan True Stetson (1); H. M. Strecker (2); William Stoermer (2); E. F. Stroh (1); Otto Struve (1); Carl A. Stutsman (3); Ransome Sutton (1)
Folder 69

T -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 6 items

The Texas Co., Road Map Division (1); L. R. Tillotson (2); Clyde William Tombaugh (1); James C. Towle (2)
Folder 70

V -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 2 items

George Van Biesbroeck (2)
Folder 71

W -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 35 items

Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Inc. (5); Washburn College Alumni Association (1); Henry G. Weaver (1); Western Hospital and Nurses Review [later Western Hospital Review] (12); Helen Whitaker [Wehe] (1); Kenneth Williamson (1); M. H. Wodlinger (2); Frederick Eugene Wright (10); William Hammond Wright (2)
Folder 72

Z -- Miscellaneous (1930-1932)

Physical Description: 2 items

Mrs. Katherine Zager (2)
Box 5

1933-1937

Folder 73

A -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 24 items

Charles Greeley Abbot (3); Giorgio Abetti (3); Robert Grant Aitken (5); American Council on Education, Committee on Graduate Instruction (2); American Economic Foundation [Percival White] (1); American Geophysical Union (5); American Philosophical Society (3); H. J. Andrews (1); Apex Films Inc. (1); Astronomical Society of the Pacific [Paul Willard Merrill] (1)
Folder 74

B -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 34 items

Bell & Howell Co. (1); Nels August Bengston (3); H. E. M. Bernhard (1); Walter E. Bernheimer (2); Charles A. Bothamley (2); J. Staley Brode (4); Gertrude Brownell [Randal] (2); Herbert Brownell (2); M. M. [Mrs. Herbert] Brownell (3); S. M. Brownell (2); L. V. Burton (7); Julio Bustos Navarrete (3); Byrd Antarctic Expedition II (2)
Folder 75

C -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 30 items

Arthur Hawthorne Carhart (2); Carnegie Institution of Washington, Division of Publications (5); Carthage College (7); Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1); [?] Clark (1); William Weber Coblentz (2); Joseph P. Cranston (1); Crater Lake National Park (1); Eugene Casson Crittenden (3); Clifford Crump (4); Heber Doust Curtis (1); The Cushman Chuck Co. (2)
Folder 76

D -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 15 items

George Earl Davis (3); Mark W. Delzell [re death of Herbert Brownell] (2); F. Napier Denison (3); The Detroit News (1); Edward R. Dewey (1); Andrew Ellicott Douglass (2); The Drem Products Corp. [see also Photo Utilities, Inc.] (2); Raymond Smith Dugan (1)
Folder 77

E -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 8 items

Eastman Kodak Co. (2); Pio Emanuelli (3); Howard Erwood (2); Roger Shepherd Estey (1)
Folder 78

F -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 8 items

J. W. Fecker (1); Warren F. Fox (3); The Friend (4)
Folder 79

G -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 5 items

Everett Grant (4); Ross Gunn (1)
Folder 80

H -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 50 items

F. H. Hagner [Position Finder Corp.] (7); Charles E. Hall (2); Hanovia Chemical & Manufacturing Co. (1); Hartford, Connecticut, Board of Education (1); Samuel G. Hefelbower [much re Carthage College] (18); Bernard Clifford Hendricks (5); [?] Henson (1); Samuel G. Hibben [Westinghouse Lamp Co.] (2); Edgar Higgins (2); W. J. Hitchcock (4); Holmes Projector Co. (2); John M. Howie (4); The Huntington Library (1)
Folder 81

I -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 17 items

International Astronomical Union [includes G. Abetti, L. d'Azambuja, & W. Brunner] (13); First International Congress of Cosmobiology (1); International Geodesic and Geophysical Union (3)
Folder 82

J -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 3 items

James Manufacturing Co. (2); C. Mackenzie Jones (1)
Folder 83

K -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 4 items

Philip Childs Keenan (4)
Folder 84

L -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 16 items

Frederick Charles Leonard (5); Isabel M. Lewis (2); Library Association of Portland, Oregon (1); W. M. Lindley (3); The Literary Digest [draft of letter to O. C. Nichols on back] (1); Los Angeles Astronomical Society [Mars F. Baumgardt] (1); Hazel Marie Losh (3)
Folder 85

Mount Wilson Observatory (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 11 items

Mainly letters & telegrams to/from staff at Mt. Wilson sent while Pettit was spending the summers at Yerkes Observatory. Walter Sydney Adams; Elizabeth Connor; Edison R. Hoge; Anne McConnel; Elizabeth E. Sternberg; Louise Ware
Folder 86

M -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 90 items

Daniel Trembly McDougal (2); Thomas Orrin McGrath (4); Francis C. McMath (1); Robert Raynolds McMath (45); Alvin Greene McNish (3); Orin E. Madison (2); Aaron Edwin Margulis (8); Emmett Virgil Martin (3); Louise W. Mears (1); Charles Edward Kenneth Mees (9); John Campbell Merriam (4); [British] Meteorological Office (1); H. David Michener [re Robert Dietz] (1); Milwaukee Journal Tour Club (1); Samuel Alfred Mitchell (3); Edwin Moll (1); John R. Mote (1)
Folder 87

N -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 15 items

The National Education Association of the United States [re J. W. Crabtree] (8); Col. Ode C. Nichols (2); Seth Barnes Nicholson (4); Nu-Art Filmco (1)
Folder 88

O -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 8 items

Brian O'Brien (2); Optical Society of America [some re R. R. McMath] (6)
Folder 89

PETTIT -- PERSONAL (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 48 items

See note in Administrative Information section for permission to use material in the Pettit folders. The Athenaeum (1); Birmingham Motor Sales, Inc. (1); John L. Blair [New Process Co.] (2); Carnegie Institution of Washington (6); Cranbrook School (1); Crater Lake National Park (1); Crawford-Dawe-Grove Agency (2); T. M. Evans (1); Farmers Automobile Inter-Insurance Exchange (1); The Fuller Brush Co. (1); Lillian Headley (1); Internal Revenue Service (2); Rena W. Leger (3); Alma Pettit (3); John W. Pettit (2); Leonard Pettit (3); The Robert Phillipps Co. (6); Mabel Raymond (1); San Francisco pamphlet (1); Florence L. Sawyer (2); Title Guarantee and Trust Co. (1); Union Pacific Railroad Co. (2); United States Fire Insurance Co. [Sadler & Holmes Insurance] (1); Katherine Louise Van Wyck [draft of letter to Walter Whitney on back] (1); W. V. Wiegand (1); Wisconsin National Life Insurance Co. (1)
Folder 90

P -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 17 items

Pacific Library Binding Co.(2); Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (1); City of Pasadena (2); Robert Methven Petrie (3); Philippine Islands Weather Bureau (1); Photo Utilities, Inc. (1); Mary Pickford (1); Pickford-Lasky Productions, Inc. (1); H. H. Porter, Jr. (2); Thomas Charles Poulter (2); D. Price (1)
Folder 91

R -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 11 items

R & M Electric Sign, Co. (1); Radio Press Service (1); Paul Rudnick (2); C. F. Rust (7)
Folder 92

Sunny Schick (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 20 items

Sunny Schick was a brokerage house for photographic & cinematic equipment, film, lamps, etc.
Folder 93

S -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 85 items

Linn W. Scherer (2); Scientific American [Albert G. Ingalls] (2); Frederick Hanley Seares (4); Ralph M. Shaw, Jr. (2); Erle V. Simon (3); W. T. Skilling (6); Frederick Slocum (8); Dorothy Smith (2); The Society for Research on Meteorites (1); Theodore Eugene Sterne (1); Harlan True Stetson (4); F. J. M. Stratton (5); Henry Frederick Strohecker (2); John Donovan Strong (1); Otto Struve (38); Goodwin Deloss Swezey (4)
Folder 94

T -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 9 items

W. Taverner (3); Theodore F. Tarbox (2); Samuel E. Traudt (2); Gertrude Ogden Tubby (2)
Folder 95

U -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 1 item

U.S. Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents (1)
Folder 96

V -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 4 items

Vard Mechanical Laboratory (1); Carl E. Veach (1); Victor Animatograph Co. (1); M. Volochine (1)
Folder 97

W -- Miscellaneous (1933-1937)

Physical Description: 57 items

K. P. Walton [Back-Yard Astronomer's Society] (3); The Warner & Swasey Co. (2); Ph. WehrlJ (1); S. T. Welchover (2); Whitehead & Kales Co. (3); Walter Ticknor Whitney (4); D. P. Wilson (2); Leonard William Wing (3); Wollensak Optical Co. (1); The World Calendar Association, Inc. (2); Frederick Eugene Wright (34)
Box 6

1938-1946

Folder 98

A -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 53 items

Giorgio Abetti (5); Adler Planetarium (3); Aircraft Radio Laboratory, War Department (2); Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. (5); American Association of Scientific Workers (2); American Astronomical Society [Joel Stebbins] (1); "American Defense" [California Institute, Huntington Library, Mount Wilson Observatory Group] (1); American Geophysical Union [Charles Franklin Brooks, letter re C. G. Abbot's proposal --includes carbons of letters from: Helmut Landsberg, Larry F. Page, Harlan True Stetson, Homer Woodworth Clough, & Chaim Leib Pekeris] (10); American Peoples Encyclopedia (11); Clifford Norman Anderson [includes typed manuscript "A Representation of the Sunspot Cycle", copy letter from John Adam Fleming, & copy typed ms. "Solar Radiation and Geomagnetism," by J. Bartels] (6); L. E. Armfield (2); Betty June Arnold (2); Astronomical Society of the Pacific (2); L. d'Azambuja (1)
Folder 99

B -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 54 items

Louis C. Barail (1); Barber-Colman Co. (1); Pierre Basmaison (6); Mars Baumgardt (1); Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. (8); Nels August Bengtson (1); Biographical Encyclopedia of the World (1); Anna Jean Blackstad [Pomona College] (1); The Blakiston Co. (2); Harold Francis Blum (2); John S. Bordner (1); Braun Corp. (1); J. Stanley Brode (1); Frederick Augustus Brooks (18); Charles E. R. Bruce (5); Harris L. Burnett (2); Vannevar Bush (2)
Folder 100

C -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 32 items

Calexico Engineering Works (1); California Institute of Technology [re Edna Carter] (2); John William Campbell [includes letter from Ernest Sydney Keeping to E.P.] (3); Leon Campbell (8); Robert M. Campbell [a.k.a. Roupert Rivierre] (5); Carnegie Institution of Washington [includes letters re Exhibit Committee & from V. Bush] (7); Tommy Cave (2); Alvan Clark & Sons Co. (1); Columbia Broadcasting System (1); Consolidated Book Publishers (1); Heber Doust Curtis [copy letter to G. V. Krishnaswami] (1)
Folder 101

D -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 11 items

Dover Publications (2); Dow Radio Supply Co. (1); Theodore Dreiser (3); Ducommun Metals and Supply Co. (3); Theodore Dunham, Jr. (2)
Folder 102

E -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 28 items

Eastbay Astronomical Association (6); Eastman Kodak Co. (5); Levantia V. Eaton (2); Egyptian Lacquer Manufacturing Co. (1); L. C. Eichner (2); John W. Evans (7); Mrs. Marion H. Evans (1); The Ex-Marine Guards, Inc. [re Lotan S. King] (2)
Folder 103

F -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 7 items

Federation of Natural Sciences of Southern California (1); R. Y. Ferner Co. (1); Fish-Schurman Corp. (2); Clyde Fisher [Hayden Planetarium] (1); John Adam Fleming (2)
Folder 104

G -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 9 items

The Gaertner Scientific Corp. (1); Fred M. Garland (2); Girard-Perregaux (1); Glendale Public Library (2); Richard Halsey Goddard (1); Arthur W. Graham, Jr. (2)
Folder 105

H -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 68 items

Carl Halvarson (2); Julie M. Vinter Hansen [includes correspondence with Astronomical Society of the Pacific] (7); Arthur Cobb Hardy (1); Ezra Clarence Harrah (7); Robert Torrens Hatt (2); Ruth E. Hayner (4); Rosemary Heckelman (2); Samuel G. Hefelbower (7); Neal J. Heines (10); Bernard Clifford Hendricks (1); Carl Hinshaw [includes form letter from "American Defense"] (3); Bert Hollenbee (1); Holmes Projector Co. (1); H. J. Holmquest (2); Houghton-Mifflin Co. (1); John M. Howie (3); Edward Olson Hulburt (3); H. R. Hulme (3); Ellsworth Huntington (2); Charles W. Hurd (6)
Folder 106

I -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 1 item

Herschel C. Ice (1)
Folder 107

J -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 12 items

Theodore Siegumfeldt Jacobsen (2); Jean Jacques (2); Harry Raymond James (1); Frank Covert Jean (6); Clinton K. Judy (1)
Folder 108

K -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 5 items

Gerard Peter Kuiper (5)
Folder 109

L -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 58 items

William Charles Lamb (3); Helmut Landsberg (3); Harold H. Lane (1); Leach Relay Co. (1); Oliver Justin Lee (2); Frederick Charles Leonard (2); Israel Monroe Levitt (3); Life Magazine (3); Earle Garfield Linsley (19); Rudolph Martin Lippert (15); Rollin M. Lobaugh (1); Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd. (3); Los Angeles Astronomical Society (1); Los Angeles Examiner (1)
Folder 110

M -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 58 items

G. Kent McCauley (2); Duncan E. Macdonald (2); Mrs. Elizabeth McGaffey (2); McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc. (2); Andrew McKellar (1); Robert Raynolds McMath (19); The MacMillan Co. (3); Mrs. Allison Marti (1); L. A. Matheson (1); John Campbell Merriam (2); Meteorological Ofice, South Kensington, London (1); Meteorological Office, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire (1); William Ferdinand Meyer (1); John T. Middleton (2); George Wilber Moffitt [re Optical Society of America] (8); Mrs. A. T. Monk (2); Paul Mooney (1); William D. Morgan (7)
Folder 111

N -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 13 items

A. L. Narayan (2); National Geographic Magazine (2); Nelson's Encyclopedia (6); Archie M. Newton (1); Seth Barnes Nicholson (2)
Folder 112

O -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 6 items

Office of Scientific Resarch and Development [Mina Rees] (1); Optical Society of America (1); Maury Osborne (2); S. L. Osborne (2)
Folder 113

PETTIT -- PERSONAL (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 34 items

See note in Administrative Information section for permission to use material in the Pettit folders. Carnegie Institution of Washington (11); Cranbrook School (2); Lena Freiday-Scott (2); H. Hallenbeck (2); Munger & Munger (1); Nemaha County, Nebraska, Clerk's Office (1); Charles A. O'Connor (1); City of Pasadena (1); Helen Pettit (3); Leonard Pettit (2); Sadler and Holmes (2); Science Service (2); Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (1); Veterans Administration (2); Walter [?] [cousin] (1)
Folder 114

P -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 22 items

Pacific Library Binding Co. (2); Pantechnical Manufacturing Co. (1); Pasadena Defense Council (1); Pasadena Jumior College (1); John Benjamin Penniston [Printed Matter] (1); Robert Methven Petrie (4); William F. Petersen (2); Karl D. Pettit (2); The Pointer (3); Polaroid Corp. (3); Henry Leroy Pugh (2)
Folder 115

R -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 13 items

R[adio] C[orporation of] A[merica] Communications, Inc. (2); Emery L. Radwany (2); Lee Ad. Richmond (2); Walter Orr Roberts (3); Henry Norris Russell (4)
Folder 116

S -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 97 items

Mrs. Beth Satterthwaite (2); Harold E. Sawyer (3); J. G. Schott (1); Science (3); Science Service (1); The Scientific Monthly (3); F. J. Sellers (4); Charles Donald Shane (1); John T. Shannon (3); Albert V. Shatzel (8); Victor Ernest Shelford (3); James M. Sheridan (2); Jessie May Short (1); W. T. Skilling (16); The Sky (1); Sky and Telescope (2); Earl Carl Slipher (1); Harry F. Smejkal (1); Dana Smith (3); Walter Soller (3); The Sponge Rubber Products Co. (1); Joel Stebbins (2); Theodore Eugene Sterne (8); Harlan True Stetson (3); F. J. M. Stratton (2); Otto Struve (12); Sunny Schick (4); Polydore Swings (3)
Folder 117

T -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 7 items

A. David Thackeray (2); John Troxell (1); Franklin Marion Turrell (4)
Folder 118

U -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 22 items

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers [re Pettit's involvement with Atomic Bomb Project] (16); U.S. Naval Observatory (2); University of Santa Clara [re Mount Lowe telescope] (2); Albrecht Unsold (2)
Folder 119

V -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 2 items

George Van Biesbroeck (2)
Folder 120

W -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 48 items

Margaret Walker (3); Waltham Watch Co. (2); K. P. Walton (3); Louise Ware (1); Arthur Howard Warner [re E= meeting] (3); Earle Horace Warner (5); Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. (1); David Warshaw [includes correspondence with John Adam Fleming] (5); Harold Weaver (1); B. Westermann Co., Inc. (1); Western Electric Co. [re Lewis B. Browder] (2); The Western Union Telegraph Co. (2); Walter Ticknor Whitney (2); John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2); Robley Cook Williams (1); Virginia Lucille Williams (2); George Winchester (2); Leonard William Wing (2); Wisconsin Department of Agriculture (1); Rev. W. Rees Wright (4); Oliver Reynolds Wulf (2); James V. Wyber (1)
Folder 121

Y -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 1 item

Anne S. Young (1)
Folder 122

Z -- Miscellaneous (1938-1946)

Physical Description: 2 items

Walter W. Zimmerman (2)
Box 6 (Folders 123-130)

Manuscripts and graphs

 

Manuscripts and graphs by Edison Pettit

Folder 123

The Application of Vacuum Thermocouples to Astronomical Problems

Copy, typed ms., 3 pp. [with Seth Barnes Nicholson]
Folder 124

Distance Along Tape from Trunion of Thezac Porsmers Lens to Circle of Given Intensity

Pencil graph, 1 p.
Folder 125

Focal Changes Produced by Temperature Changes in Coelostat Mirrors

Copy, typed ms., 2 pp. [for Annual Report, 1922]
Folder 126

Limiting Accuracy of the Micrometer Caliper

Copy, typed ms. with corrections, 2 pp.
Folder 127

Measurement of Ultra-Violet Solar Radiation at Mount Wilson

Copy, typed ms., 2 pp.
Folder 128

The Possible Escape of Prominences from the Sun

2 copies, typed ms., 3 pp. each
Folder 129

Stellar Radiation

Pencil ms., 2 pp. [with Seth Barnes Nicholson]
 

Manuscript by Harold Delos Babcock

Folder 130

A Measurement of the Solar Limb Effect (Abstract)

Copy, typed ms., 1 p.