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- Names: Brown, Robert, 1836-1911 X
- Astronomical observatories 1
- College buildings 1
- Medicine 1
- Observatories 1
- Science 1
- Farnam, William Whitman, 1844-1929 1
- Kingsley Trust Association 1
- Townsend, William K. (William Kneeland), 1849-1907 1
- Waldo, Leonard, 1853- 1
- Yale University. Department of Astronomy 1
The records consist of correspondence, letter books, financial papers, reports, and recommendations documenting the period of planning and construction of the Astronomical Observatory, also known as the Yale University Observatory. Notable contributors to the records include Leonard Waldo, astronomer in charge of the Horological Bureau of the Observatory; Robert Brown, secretary of the Board of Managers; and Hubert A. Newton, director of the observatory.
Correspondence and legal and financial papers relating to a controversy with Yale University over a house to be constructed for Robert Brown's use as secretary of the Observatory. Included are letters from Hubert Anson Newton, William Whitman Farnam and William Kneeland Townsend. Also in the papers is correspondence concerning the Yale secret society, Scroll and Key.