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Edward Goodfellow Papers


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center [Contact Us]3401 Market Street, Suite 210, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

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Edward Goodfellow was born in Philadelphia on February 23, 1828. He attended the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated with an A.B. in 1848 and an A.M. in 1851. After graduation Goodfellow began his career with the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey as a clerk. He would eventually move into fieldwork - including two expeditions to test cable longitude work, and the total solar eclipse in 1869. Goodfellow was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a founding member of the Philosophical Society of Washington. He died in Washington, DC on May 7, 1899.

The Edward Goodfellow Papers are a small collection of items related to his associtaion with the University and work with the Coast Survey. The Alumni material contains a list of University of Pennsylvania Alum living in Washington, D.C. in 1893. The collection does not contain any correspondence.

Additional Edward Goodfellow Papers are held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Donated to the University Library by Mrs. J. S. Goodfellow in 1918, transferred to the University Archives in 1948.

University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
Joseph-James Ahern
Finding Aid Date
August 2010
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Biographical Material, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 1
Occulation of Pleiades, Mobile, AL, 1857.
Box 1 Folder 2
Photographs - Solar Eclipse, 1869.
Box 1 Folder 3
Photographs - Telegraph Equipment, n.d.
Box 1 Folder 4
Professional Societies, 1871-1897.
Box 1 Folder 5
University of Pennsylvania Alumni, 1892-1897.
Box 1 Folder 6
University of Pennsylvania Course Material, 1845-1848.
Box 1 Folder 7

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