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Newton Lacy Pierce Papers

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Pierce, Newton Lacy, 1905-1950

Newton Lacy Pierce earned his doctorate from Princeton University in 1937 and later became an associate professor of astronomy at the university and assistant director of the Princeton Observatory. He gained wide recognition as an observational astronomer, particularly for his study of eclipsing variable stars.

The collection consists of articles, correspondence, and related materials on astronomy of Pierce, a professor at Princeton. The collection contains mainly correspondence between him and academic colleagues, astronomical societies, and scholarly journals, but also includes typescripts of articles on astronomy for the yearbooks of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1938-1946) and Collier's Encyclopedia (1937-1949), and reviews and errata of his book Marine and Air Navigation, co-authored with John Q. Stewart.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2013.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2009
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Astronomy Articles by Newton Pierce for Collier's Year Book, 1937-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Astronomy Entries for the Encyclopedia Britannica, 1938-1945. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles on Navigation, 1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Articles on Navigation- Problem Errors, 1944-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Texts on Navigation Instruments, 1940-1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Texts on Meteorological Instruments, 1937-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

University of Pennsylvania- Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Observatory, 1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Star Charts, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: A, 1939-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: B, 1937-1950. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Correspondence: C, 1939-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: D, 1943-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: E, 1938-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: F, 1938-1947. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: G, 1939-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: H, 1940-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: I, 1946-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: J, 1944-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: K, 1941-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: L, 1938-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: M, 1939-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: M, 1938-1950. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Correspondence: N, 1946-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: O, 1940-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: P, 1938-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: R, 1938-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: S, 1937-1950. 2 folders.
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2 folders

Correspondence: T, 1938-1948. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: V, 1941-1946. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence: W, 1940-1950. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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