SIA RU007005, Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973, Charles G. Abbot Papers, 1889-1973, and Records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
- Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973
- Charles G. Abbot Papers, 1889-1973, and Records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
- 1889, 1889-1973
- Charles G. Abbot (1872-1973), the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, came to the Institution in 1895 as an assistant to Secretary Samuel P. Langley in the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. In 1907 he was named Director of the Astrophysical Observatory, a position which he held until his retirement in 1944. He became an Assistant Secretary of the Institution in 1918, and served as Secretary from 1928 to 1944. Most of Abbot's research centered around studies of solar radiation and attempts to determine the relationship between solar variations and the earth's weather.
- These papers consist mainly of records of the Astrophysical Observatory under the directorships of Samuel P. Langley, Charles G. Abbot, and Loyal B. Aldrich.
- Series 4 partially microfilmed
- Astrophysics, Astronomy
- Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973, Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906, Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Mount Montezuma Station (Calama, Chile), Table Mountain Station (California), Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
- Photographs, Collection descriptions, Manuscripts
- Local Number:
- SIA RU007005
- Physical Description:
- 117.2 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (205 document boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (2 3x5 boxes) (1 tall document box) (2 18x24 boxes) (3 microfilm reels)
Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Table of Contents
- Collection Overview
- Historical Note
- Descriptive Entry
- Index Terms
- Administrative Information
- Container List
- Series 1 - ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CORRESPONDENCE, CIRCA 1920-1955.
- Series 2 - ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CHARTS, 1920-1955.
- Series 3 - ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY DAY BOOKS AND YEAR BOOKS, 1889-1907.
- Series 4 - ENERGY SPECTRUM BOOKS.
- Series 5 - ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY WASTEBOOKS, CA., 1890-1950.
- Series 6 - COMPUTER PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS AND COMPUTER PRINTOUTS.
- Series 7 - MISCELLANEOUS GRAPHS AND MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURES OF FOREIGN STATIONS.
- Series 8 - PYRANOMETER AND PYRHELIOMETER COMPARISONS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN, MT. ST. KATHERINE AND MIAMI.
- Series 9 - MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE, PUBLICATIONS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
- Series 10 - PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE TABLES.
- Series 11 - MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE, MAINLY NON-SMITHSONIAN, CA. 1910-1949.
- Series 12 - PUBLICATIONS.
- Series 13 - RADIATION MEASUREMENTS.
- Series 14 - INSTRUMENT COMPARISONS AND RADIATION TABLES.
- Series 15 - PATENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS.
- Series 16 - WEATHER DATA.
- Series 17 - MISCELLANEOUS DATA SHEETS.
- Series 18 - WASTEBOOK CONTAINING NOTES BY ABBOT, 1961-1962.
- Series 19 - CONSTANTS OF INSTRUMENTS, APO, CA. 1890's.
- Series 20 - PUBLICATIONS, SCRAPBOOK, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, BOOK OF TESTIMONIALS TO ABBOT, AND MISCELLANY.
- Series 21 - BOLOGRAPHIC PLATES-ENERGY SPECTRUM SCANS, CA. 1927-1956 AND MISCELLANEOUS.
Record Unit 7005
Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973
Charles G. Abbot Papers, and Records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1889-1973
|Repository:||Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Creator:||Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973|
|Title:||Charles G. Abbot Papers, and Records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory|
|Quantity:||117.2 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (205 document boxes) (4 16x20 boxes) (2 3x5 boxes) (1 tall document box) (2 18x24 boxes) (3 microfilm reels)|
|Collection:||Record Unit 7005|
|Language of Materials:||English|
Charles G. Abbot (1872-1973), the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, came to the Institution in 1895 as an assistant to Secretary Samuel P. Langley in the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). In 1906 he was named Director of the Astrophysical Observatory, a position which he held until his retirement in 1944. He became an Assistant Secretary of the Institution in 1918, and served as Secretary from 1928 to 1944. Most of Dr. Abbot's research centered around studies of solar radiation and attempts to determine the relationship between solar variations and the earth's weather.
These papers consist mainly of records of the Astrophysical Observatory (also abbreviated APO) under the Directorship of Samuel P. Langley, Charles G. Abbot, and Loyal B. Aldrich.
Series 4 partially microfilmed.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Abbot, C. G. (Charles Greeley), 1872-1973
- Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
- Aldrich, Loyal Blaine, 1884-1965
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
- Mount Montezuma Station (Calama, Chile)
- Table Mountain Station (California)
- Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary
- Smithsonian Institution
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Charles G. Abbot Papers, and Records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Series 1ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CORRESPONDENCE, CIRCA 1920-1955.
Folder 1 Additional Observing Stations 1936; 1944. Concerns possible Stations for solar constant research; also discussions of a Bill in Congress which would appropriate money for research in this area.
Folder 2 Ad - Aq
Folder 3 Agriculture, Dept. of, 1926-1955. Concerns interest in climatic cycles and long range forecasts.
Folder 4 Apparatus
Folder 5 Apparatus - Old Letters. Contains two important papers: "The Adjustment of the Spectro-galometer" and "Report on Methods of Correcting the Mercurial Barometer for the Influence of Gravity, 1946."
Folder 6 Arctowski, Henry K., 1926-1953 (meteorologist & staff member of Smithsonian Institution). Includes correspondence with Aldrich, Wetmore, & Abbot.
Folder 7 Assistants - Observing Stations A-J (Job Applications - Not necessarily accepted as assistant)
Folder 8 Assistants - Observing Stations K-W (Job Applications - Not necessarily accepted as assistant)
Folder 9 Astrophysical Journal, 1942
Folder 1 Astrophysical Observatory Papers - Budget Matters, 1949 (Reports, progress & expenses of APO)
Folder 2 Astrophysical Observatory Papers - Budget Matters, 1949
Folder 3 Astrophysical Observatory, 1950 - Budget Matters, Papers, Reports, Plan of Operation
Folder 4 Astrophysical Observatory - Bibliography
Folder 5 Ar - As
Folder 6 As
Folder 7 Bab - Ban
Folder 8 Baker & Co., Inc., 1927-1951. Orders of wire & metal strips for equipment.
Folder 9 Bao - Baz
Folder 10 Banerji, B. N., 1938-1946
Folder 11 Bathgate, E., 1933-1934 (Dept. of Commerce, U. S. Coast & Geodetic Survey)
Folder 12 Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., 1927-1928
Folder 1 Bea - Bel
Folder 2 Bell & Gossett Co.
Folder 3 Bem - Ben
Folder 4 Bernhermer, Walter E., 1926-1936
Folder 5 Ber - Bez
Folder 6 Bi
Folder 7 Bj - Bl. Includes letter from L. W. Blau (March 24, 1952) with monthly means of the solar constant from 1920-1950.
Folder 8 Boa - Bol
Folder 9 Bongards, H., 1924-1925 (did Atmospheric research in Germany)
Folder 10 Bonnet, G., 1951
Folder 11 Bon - Bot
Folder 12 Boston Gear Works, 1929-1951
Folder 13 Bon - Boz
Folder 14 Bra
Folder 15 Bre - Bri
Folder 16 Bro - Bry
Folder 17 Brooks, Charles F., 1927-1944 (meteorologist)
Folder 18 Browne, Herbert Janvrin, 1929-1935 (meteorologist - researched variations of weather & solar constant)
Folder 1 Budget Bureau, 1951-1954
Folder 2 Budget, FY 1951-1952. Includes discussions of APO program & budget.
Folder 3 Burton, L. V., 1932-1946 (Editor of McGraw Hill Publishing Co. and interested in 23 year weather cycle)
Folder 4 Butler, C. Preston, 1936-1954 (staff member of APO at Montezuma - later went to Naval Research Lab)
Folder 5 Bu
Folder 6 By
Folder 7 Camp Detrick - Chemical Corps. Contains "Quarterly Progress Report of Research" carried out by the Division of Radiation & Organisms of the Smithsonian Institution (S.I.)
Folder 8 Caa - Can. Includes calibration sheet for Silver Disk Pyrheliometer, and correspondence with the California Institute of Technology 1934, 1938-1939; California, University of, 1952-1954; Campbell, Gilbert L, 1944 (University of Missouri).
Folder 9 Cap - Caz. Includes correspondence with the Carrier Corporation - concerned with intensity of solar radiation transmitted through window glass.
Folder 10 Carnegie Institution, 1922-1937. Relates climate cycles with sunspot & solar constant cycles.
Folder 11 Ce
Folder 1 Cha. Includes Chaudet, Enrigus - Paper on Silver Disk Pyrheliometry 1944.
Folder 2 Che - Chi
Folder 3 Cho - Chy
Folder 4 Ci
Folder 5 Clayton, H. H., 1923 (had private Weather Bureau of about 100 clients & S. I. furnished him solar constants & sun spot data which he used in long range forecasting)
Folder 6 Clayton, H. H., 1924
Folder 7 Clayton, H. H., 1925
Folder 8 Clayton, H. H., 1926. Includes letter to Prof. Dobson of Oxford about ozone measurements.
Folder 9 Clayton, H. H., 1927
Folder 10 Clayton, H. H., 1928
Folder 11 Clayton, H. H., 1929
Folder 1 Clayton, H. H., 1930. Includes pamphlet by Capt. Lawrence Clayton concerning research on types of harmonic analyzers & synthesizers.
Folder 2 Clayton, H. H., 1931
Folder 3 Clayton, H. H., 1932-1934
Folder 4 Clayton, H. H., 1935-1937
Folder 5 Clayton, H. H., 1938-1941
Folder 6 Clayton, H. H., 1942-1946
Folder 7 Clayton, Frances L. (Miss). Includes letter of October 31, 1946 mentioning H. H. Clayton's death on previous Sunday.
Folder 8 Clements, F. E. (received solar constants from APO)
Folder 9 Cl
Folder 10 Cob - Coi. Includes correspondence from Coblentz, W. W. regarding ozone absorption.
Folder 11 Col. Collier's Readers Research Bureau, 1936-1951.
Folder 1 Congressional Bills
Folder 2 Com - Coo. Includes Commonwealth Experimental Building Station (Australia) brochure "Sunshine & Shade in Australia."
Folder 3 Cor. Includes Correspondence Style Manual.
Folders 4-5 Congressional Records
Folder 6 Corn Industries, 1936-1945. APO sent Temperature 7 precipitation values to them.
Folder 7 Corning Glass Works, 1927-1950
Folder 8 Correspondence & Records. Includes a few shipping invoices.
Folder 9 Cos - Cot
Folder 10 Cottrell, F. G., 1928-1929. Contains article dealing with Ultraviolet Intensity of a Light Source.
Folder 11 Cou - Cov
Folder 12 Cramer Dry Plate Co., 1929-1939. Includes bids on photographic plates.
Folder 13 Cr
Folder 14 Cu - Cz
Folder 1 Dab - Dai
Folder 2 Dal - Dap
Folder 3 Damon, John C.
Folder 4 Dar - Dat
Folder 5 Dau - Day
Folder 6 DeAtley, C. E.
Folder 7 Dea - Ded
Folder 8 Dee - Dei
Folder 9 Del - Dep
Folder 10 Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism, 1921-1945. Concerns correlations between magnetic & solar phenomena (May 7, 1926).
Folder 11 Despatch Oven Co., 1951
Folder 12 Der - Dey
Folder 13 Draz, Emelis, 1933-1940 (studied dependence of weather on solar variation)
Folder 14 Di. Includes Dietz, E. F. booklet on "The Fading of Cosmic Light" (his new theory for Red Shift).
Folder 15 Doa - Dop. Includes Conworth, Albert B. booklet on "Explanation of Gravitation."
Folder 16 Dobson, G. N. B., 1923-1928 (studied Ozone quantities in atmosphere)
Folder 17 Dobson, G, N. B., 1929
Folder 18 Dor - Dox. Includes Douglas, A. E. (Director of Laboratory of Tree Ring Research University of Arizona) correlation of tree growth & solar phenomena strengthens Clayton's views that solar variation is main factor in weather.
Folder 19 Dr
Folder 20 Dua - Dul
Folder 21 DuPont DeNemours & Co.
Folder 22 Dum - Duy
Folder 23 Dw - Dy
Folder 1 Eastman Kodak Co., 1931-1949. Includes bids on photographic plates.
Folder 2 Ea - Ec
Folder 3 Edward, W. E. - Perpetual Calender. Includes proposition of a new calendar.
Folder 4 Editor, 1931-1953. Correspondence concerning printings of Annals, Meteorological Tables, Secretary's Report to Board of Regents, etc.
Folder 5 Editor, 1954. Includes list of assistants who helped prepare 9th Edition of Smithsonian Physical Tables.
Folder 6 Ed - Eh
Folder 7 Ei. Includes correspondence with Eimer & Amend (S. I. purchased chemicals from them).
Folder 8 El - Em. Includes Elder, James booklet "Atomic Basis for the Relationships Between the Properties of Gases;" and an Electron Reflectoscope description.
Folder 9 England Meteorological office. Correspondence with Dr. Simpson (studied water vapor absorption).
Folder 10 En - Ep
Folder 11 Eppley Laboratory, Inc.
Folder 12 Esser, Theodore (deals with geometric circle transformations)
Folder 13 Er - Et
Folder 14 Eu - Ev
Folder 15 Ew - Ey. Includes correspondence with Ewert, W. C. (Magnetic Field Theory).
Folder 1 Fabry, Charles, 1923-1930. Includes method of measuring amount of ozone in the atmosphere (reasonable accuracy).
Folder 2 Fairclough, Norman, 1929-1930, 1932
Folder 3 Farr Co., 1935-1943
Folder 4 Fa
Folder 5 Fecker, J. W. (Optical Equipment) 1930-1947
Folder 6 Ferraz, J. de Sampaio, 1927-1953 (Meteorologist interested in sunspot & solar constant correlation)
Folder 7 Fe
Folder 8 Fiscal Division
Folder 9 Fisher. Includes Fisher, Joel E. paper, "The Shift to the Red in the Spectra of Stars Considered as an Effect of Gravity."
Folder 10 Fi. Includes Fish - Schurman Corporation, 1931-1949.
Folder 11 Fl
Folder 12 Foundation for Study of Cycles, 1937-1950. Includes brochure "Putting Cycles to Work in Science & Industry."
Folder 13 Fowle, F. E., 1923-1941 (studied absorption of radiation by water vapor & ozone). Includes corrections for systematic errors in short method observations, 1923.
Folder 14 Fo. Correspondents include Forsythe, W. E., 1926-1934.
Folder 15 France
Folder 16 Freeman, Hugh B., 1928-1938
Folder 17 Friez, Julius P. & Sons, 1926-1948
Folder 18 Fritsch, Joe
Folder 19 Fr
Folder 20 Funds
Folder 1 Future Policies Committee
Folder 2 Fu - Fy
Folder 3 Gaertner Scientific Corp., 1931-1949
Folder 4 Ganong, W. K., 1940-1950
Folder 5 Gast, P. R., 1954-1955
Folder 6 Ga
Folder 7 Gea - Gel
Folder 8 General Electric Co., 1926-1932
Folder 9 General Electric Co., 1933-1954
Folder 10 Gem - Gen
Folder 11 Geo - Gh
Folder 12 Gia - Gik. Correspondents include Giclas, H. L. (Lowell Observatory - supplied with solar constant values).
Folder 13 Gillette, H. P., 1927-1945
Folder 14 Gil
Folder 15 Gim - Giz
Folder 16 Gl
Folder 17 Goa - Gol
Folder 18 Gom - Goz. Includes Gotz, F. W. P., 1949 - List of High & Low Values of Solar Constant.
Folder 1 Graf, John E.
Folder 2 Gra
Folder 3 Greeley, F. A., 1936-1952
Folder 4 Gre - Gri
Folder 5 Gro - Gry
Folder 6 Gurley, Wand L. E.
Folder 7 Gu - Gy
Folder 8 Hab - Hal
Folder 9 Hale, George E., 1920-1935 (of Mt. Wilson Observatory)
Folder 10 Hammer Dry Plate Co., 1932-1939. Concerns photographic plates.
Folder 11 Hand, I. F., 1939-1953 (concerned with pyrheliometry)
Folder 12 Ham - Hap
Folder 13 Harvard College Observatory, 1929-1955. Includes correspondence with Dr. Harlow Shapley.
Folder 14 Harvard High Altitude Observatory, 1948-1953
Folder 15 Haskin Service, 1940-1953
Folder 16 Har - Has. Correspondents include Harshaw Chemical Co., 1937-1950; and Hart Wright Co., 1937, 1945.
Folder 17 Hat - Hau
Folder 18 Hav - Hay
Folder 19 Hea - Hep
Folder 20 Her - Hey
Folder 21 Hilo Observations (Hawaii) 1947-1949
Folder 22 Hi
Folder 1 Hoen, A & Co.
Folder 2 Hoa - Hol
Folder 3 Hoover, W. H., 1937-1953. Includes SS Factors for Tyrone station, June 7, 1941. These are correction factors for absorption of apparatus.
Folder 4 Hom - Hor
Folder 5 Hoxmark, G., 1930-1954
Folder 6 Hos - Hoz
Folder 7 Hull, Frank R., 1939-1944
Folder 8 Hu
Folder 9 Hy
Folder 10 Ic - Im
Folder 11 Indian Meteorological Department
Folder 12 Information Reports to Defense Agencies
Folder 13 Ina - Ins
Folder 14 Insurance Policies
Folder 1 International Radiation Commission, 1933-1935
Folder 2 International Radiation Commission, 1936
Folder 3 International Radiation Commission, 1937. Includes letter to W. Morekofer from Abbot explaining corrections of readings of pyrheliometers. Also mentions calibration sheet for every pyrheliometer for correcting for nonuniformity of the bore of thermometer.
Folder 4 Int
Folder 5 Ir - Iv
Folder 6 Jatho, A., 1934-1936
Folder 7 Ja
Folder 8 Je
Folder 9 Jones, Inigo, 1926-1935 (Long Range Weather Forecaster)
Folder 10 Jones, Inigo, 1937-1952
Folder 11 Jo
Folder 1 Kahler, M. E., 1928-1936
Folder 2 Ka
Folder 3 Kea - Kel
Folder 4 Keddy, John L., 1946-1957
Folder 5 Keuffel & Esser Co.
Folder 6 Kew Observatory, 1929
Folder 7 Kem - Key
Folder 8 Keys, Ancel, 1934, 1936
Folder 9 Ki
Folder 10 Ku - Kl
Folder 11 Knox, Shaw H., 1926
Folder 12 Kn - Ko
Folder 13 Kr
Folder 14 Ku - Ky
Folder 15 LaFontaine, William, 1931-1942
Folder 16 Lab - Lam
Folder 17 LaQuiaca Observatoria Heliofisico, 1926-1929
Folder 18 Lan - Lar
Folder 19 Las - Laz
Folder 20 Leeds & Northrop, 1931-1951
Folder 21 Lea - Leg
Folder 22 Leh - Lez
Folder 23 Library
Folder 24 Linke, Franz, 1932-1938
Folder 25 Li - Ll
Folder 26 Loa - Lon
Folder 27 Loo - Loz
Folder 28 Lu - Ly
Folder 29 M
National Geographic Station: Abbot, C. G. to National Geographic Society, 1927-1932 (Station is "Mt. Brukkaros"). Concerns getting ready & set-up of this station, and Hoover & Sordhal progress, etc.
Folder 1 National Geographic Station: Abbot, C. G., 1925-1926
Folder 2 National Geographic Station: Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., 1925-1926
Folder 3 National Geographic Station: B
Folder 4 National Geographic Station: Coleman Lamp Co., 1925-1929
Folder 5 National Geographic Station: Cook, Thomas & Son, 1925-1929
Folder 6 National Geographic Station: C, 1925
Folder 7 National Geographic Station: Dryden, A., 1926-1927
Folder 8 National Geographic Station: D
Folder 9 National Geographic Station: Electric Refrigeration Corp.
Folder 10 National Geographic Station: E
Folder 11 National Geographic Station: Froiland, A. G.
Folder 12 National Geographic Station: Includes F. Friez, Julien P. & Sons, order for Barograph, July 31, 1925 to go to Brukkaros.
Folder 13 National Geographic Station: Gaertner Scientific Corp., 1925-1926
Folder 14 National Geographic Station: Greeley, F. A., 1926-1928
Folder 15 National Geographic Station: G
Folder 16 National Geographic Station: Hoover, W. H., 1925-1926
Folder 17 National Geographic Station: Hoover, W. H., 1927
Folder 18 National Geographic Station: Hoover, W. H., 1928-1929. Includes some Cloud Data.
Folder 19 National Geographic Station: H
Folder 20 National Geographic Station: I
Folder 21 National Geographic Station: J
Folder 22 National Geographic Station: K. Includes Keuffel & Esser Co., 1925-1926.
Folder 23 National Geographic Station: L
Folder 24 National Geographic Station: M
Folder 25 National Geographic Station: National Geographic Society, 1925-1926
Folder 1 National Geographic Station: National Geographic Society, 1927-1932
Folder 2 National Geographic Station: N - R
Folder 3 National Geographic Station: Sordahl, L. O., 1929-1930. Includes letter of June 10, 1930 concerning Pyranometer corrections of 1/24/1930 (lightning destroyed bolometer circuit).
Folder 4 National Geographic Station: Sordahl, L. O., 1931
Folder 5 National Geographic Station: Southwest Africa
Folder 6 National Geographic Station: State Department
Folder 7 National Geographic Station: S
Folder 8 National Geographic Station: T - V
Folder 9 National Geographic Station: Venning, James A., 1926-1929
Folder 10 National Geographic Station: W - Z
Folder 11 National Research Council, 1931-1954
Folder 12 National
Folder 13 Na
Folder 14 Ne
Folder 15 New Stations
Folder 16 New York
Folder 17 New York Commission on Ventilation. Concerns body heat output.
Folder 18 Nicolet, M., 1952-1954
Folder 19 Ni
Folder 20 No
Folder 1 O'Brien, Brian, 1929-1936
Folder 2 O'Brien, Brian, 1937-1938. Concerns topics on Sounding Balloons.
Folder 3 O'Brien, Brian, 1939-1940
Folder 4 O'Brien, Brian, 1941
Folder 5 Ob - Oc
Folder 6 Od - Ol
Folder 7 O'Hara, Doris L., 1955
Folder 8 Office Memoranda S. I., 1946
Folder 9 Official Memoranda, 1944
Folder 10 Olivera, Tomas M. (sunspot study), 1938; 1941-1942
Folder 11 Om - Op
Folder 12 Or - Oz
Folder 13 Paa - Paq
Folder 14 Parapsychology Laboratory, J.B. Rhine
Folder 15 Par - Paz
Folder 16 Pastiels, R., 1954-1955
Folder 1 Pea - Pen
Folder 2 Peo - Pz
Folder 3 Personnel: Loyal B. Aldrich - Job description etc.
Folder 4 Personnel: Aldrich, Stanley L., 1947-1952 - Job description, etc. (includes short descriptions of instruments & jobs)
Folder 5 Personnel: Froiland, Alfred G. - Job description etc.
Folder 6 Personnel: Greeley, Frederick A. - Job description etc.
Folder 7 Personnel: Hill, Lena J. - Job description etc.
Folder 8 Personnel: Kramer, Andrew - Job description etc. (S. I. instrument maker for 61 years)
Folder 9 Personnel: Pora, John A. - Job description etc.
Folder 10 Pyrheliometers: U. S. - New York "Case." Concerns Co-operative in Remittances to Europe Isx.
Folder 11 Pyrheliometers: U. S., Minnesota, University of Minnesota
Folder 12 Pyrheliometers: U. S., Pennsylvania American Society of Heating & Ventilating Engineers, 1931-1954
Folder 13 Pyrheliometers: U. S. Rhode Island, Eppley Laboratory, Inc.
Folder 14 Pyrheliometers: U. S. Rhode Island. Includes University of R. I. College of Engineering.
Folder 15 Pyrheliometers: U. S., Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin
Folder 16 Pyrheliometers: Portugal, Oporto Observatory
Folder 17 Pyrheliometers: Portugal Observatorio Central Meteorologico
Folder 18 Ra
Folder 19 Radiation and Organisms: Atomic Energy Commission
Folder 20 Radiation and Organisms: Johnston, E. J., 1936-1948. Concerns plant studies.
Folder 21 Radiation and Organisms; Enoch Kramer
Folder 22 Radiation and Organisms: Mcalister, E. D., 1931-1935
Folder 23 Radiation and Organisms: Withrow, R. B.
Folder 24 Radio Talks: Aldrich, L. B.
Folder 25 Rea - Ree
Folder 26 Ref - Rz
Folder 1 Salto, Observatorio Del
Folder 2 Sca - Sch
Folder 3 Science Service
Folder 4 Scientia: Dr. Paolo Bosetti
Folder 5 Sci
Folder 6 Sea - Sel
Folder 7 Sem - Sey
Folder 8 Servel, Inc.
Folder 9 Seth Thomas Clock Co.
Folder 10 Sha
Folder 11 Schneiderov, A. J., 1942-1949. Concerns an exponential theory of gravitation.
Folder 12 She - Shy
Folder 13 Si
Folder 14 Slide Rule
Folder 15 Sl
Folder 16 Smith
Folder 17 Sm
Folder 18 Sn
Folder 19 So
Folder 20 Solar Constant Values, 1920-1953
Folder 21 Sp
Folder 22 State Department
Folder 1 Sta
Folder 2 Ste
Folder 3 Sti - Sto
Folder 4 Stockbarger, D. C., 1936, 1937
Folder 5 Str
Folder 6 Su - Sv
Folder 7 Sunspot Numbers, 1749-1952. Includes comparisons between Solar-constant data and sunspot data for 1919 and 1920.
Folder 8 Superintendent of Buildings
Folder 9 Supply Division Memoranda, 1949-1950
Folder 10 Supply Division Memoranda, 1951
Folder 11 Supply Division Numbered Requisitions, Division of R & O
Folder 12 Supply Division - Requisitions - Private Funds
Folder 1 Supply Division Numbered Requisitions, 175-299, 1950-1951
Folder 2 Supply Division Requisitions, 1300-399, 1952-1953
Folder 3 Supply Division Numbered Requisitions, 1947-1950
Folder 4 Supply Division Numbered Requisition
Folder 5 Surplus Equipment
Folder 6 Sw
Folder 7 Ta
Folder 8 Tear, J. D. Concerns radiometer troubles.
Folder 1 Te
Folder 2 Tellurium Wire
Folder 3 Thomson, Elihu. One letter explains why satellite mirrors were needed in the A. P. O. work.
Folder 4 Th - Ti
Folder 5 To
Folder 6 Torreon Observations
Folder 7 Transfer of Personnel. Includes Dr. James E. Zimmerman transfer to Montezuma, Chile.
Folder 8 Tra - Tre
Folder 9 Treasury Department (Procurement Division)
Folder 10 Tri - Try
Folder 11 Tu - Ty
Folder 12 Ua - Um
Folder 13 Un
Folder 14 Unsold, Albrecht, 1951. Concerns Ultraviolet & Infrared corrections of bolograms.
Folder 15 Up - Uz
Folder 16 Vanderbilt, R. T. Co., 1940-1941. Concerns experiments on a sunlight lamp.
Folder 17 V
Folder 18 Walcott, C. D.
Folder 1 Weather Bureau, 1920-1925. Includes brochure "Elementary Notes on Least Squares, The Theory of Statistics & Correlation, For Meteorology & Agriculture."
Folder 2 Weather Bureau, 1926. Pyrheliometer SI 30 readings, 1920-1926. Includes a few solar constant values.
Folder 3 Weather Bureau, 1927-1928. Includes a few solar constant values.
Folder 4 Weather Bureau, 1929-1933. Includes a few ozone measurements.
Folder 5 Weather Bureau, 1950. Includes Montezuma "short method" Days (pyrheliometry) and "Wet and Dry Readings made at Montezuma & Table Mountain during December of each year 1923-1939."
Folder 6 Wegener, Kurt. Includes "A Supposed Error in Smithsonian Solar Constant Determinations."
Folder 7 W
Folder 8 Y
Series 2ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CHARTS, 1920-1955.
In the solar constant work of the Astrophysical Observatory, four main instruments were used: The spectrobolometer, the pyranometer, the pyrheliometer, and the theodolite. The spectrobolometer was used to make autographic recordings of the relative intensities of the solar rays which make up the solar spectrum. These graphs are called holographs. The pyranometer was used for measuring sky brightness (it measures the intensity of the so-called "solar aureole"). It was used because of a relationship which was discovered between atmospheric transmission. The pyrheliometer was used to determine the direct solar beam intensity. The theodolite was used for determining the sun's altitude above the horizon so that the so-called "air mass" can be determined.
Pyrheliometry, pyranometry, and theodolite measurements are recorded in the wastebooks (Series 5). There are a few exceptions, however, because the wastebooks pertaining to Washington, D. C. and Mt. Wilson do have some spectrobolometric data and atmospheric transmission measurements recorded. The charts (for Montezuma & Table Mountain) contain everything, spectrobolometry, pyrheliometry, pyranometry, etc.
It must be remembered that there will be exceptions because over a 50 year work span procedures did change.
Some wastebooks are copies instead of originals. This is due to the fact that during a period of the solar constant work observers would set the page in the record book in the following manner. Over the appropriate page in the wastebook a carbon-paper and another sheet would be attached with paper clips. They would then record their observations and would thus have a permanent copy for the observing station and a removable one which would be sent to the APO in Washington, D. C.
It is obvious that two wastebooks were used in recording a days observations. One wastebook contained pyranometry, psychrometry, times of start and finish of the holographic record, and the weather conditions. The other book would contain the pyrheliometry and the theodolite measurements. Then, of course, the holographic plates were kept (Series 23), thus giving spectrobolometric records.
The plates were then read at different positions (that is, the heights of the curves at different positions were determined). All of the data was then used in the reduction of the solar constant. This was either done at the station or in Washington, D. C. The plate readings were recorded on chart paper. The charts contain the accumulated data and the final reductions for Mt. Montezuma and Table Mountain (Both long and short methods). The charts are the final product.
For further explanation of the charts see Appendix 1 (in control file).
Montezuma, January-June 1924
Montezuma, July- December 1924
Montezuma, January-June 1925
Montezuma, July-December 1925
Montezuma, January-June 1926
Montezuma, July-December 1926
Montezuma, January-June 1927
Montezuma, July-December 1927
Montezuma, January-June 1928
Montezuma, July-December 1928
Montezuma, January-June 1929
Montezuma, July-December 1929
Montezuma, January-June 1930
Montezuma, July-December 1930
Montezuma, January-June 1931
Montezuma, July-December 1931
Montezuma, January-June 1932
Montezuma, July-December 1932
Montezuma, January-June 1933
Montezuma, July-December 1933
Montezuma, January-June 1934
Montezuma, July-December 1934
Montezuma, January-June 1935
Montezuma, July-December 1935
Montezuma, January-June 1936
Montezuma, July-December 1936
Montezuma, January-June 1937
Montezuma, July-December 1937
Montezuma, January-June 1938
Montezuma, July-December 1938
Montezuma, January-June 1939
Montezuma, July-December 1939
Montezuma, January-June 1940
Montezuma, July-December 1940
Montezuma, January-August 1941
Montezuma, September-December 1941
Montezuma, January-April 1942
Montezuma, May-August 1942
Montezuma, September-December 1942
Montezuma, January-April 1943
Montezuma, May-August 1943
Montezuma, September-December 1943
Montezuma, January-May 1944
Montezuma, June-December 1944
Montezuma, January-June 1945
Montezuma, July-December 1945
Montezuma, January-December 1946
Montezuma, January-December 1947
Montezuma, January 1948-June 1949
Montezuma, July 1949-December 1950
Montezuma, January-June 1955
Table Mountain, December 1925-May 1926
Table Mountain, June-October 1926
Table Mountain, November 1926-April 1927
Table Mountain, May-August 1927
Table Mountain, September-December 1927
Table Mountain, January-June 1928
Table Mountain, July-December 1928
Table Mountain, January-May 1929
Table Mountain, June-September 1929
Table Mountain, October 1929-February 1930
Table Mountain, March-July 1930
Table Mountain, August-December 1930
Table Mountain, January-June 1931
Table Mountain, July-December 1931
Table Mountain, January-May 1932
Table Mountain, June-September 1932
Table Mountain, October-December 1932
Table Mountain, January-May 1933
Table Mountain, June-August 1933
Table Mountain, September-December 1933
Table Mountain, January-April 1934
Table Mountain, May-August 1934
Table Mountain, September-December 1934
Table Mountain, January-May 1935
Table Mountain, June-September 1935
Table Mountain, October 1935-February 1936
Table Mountain, March-August 1936
Table Mountain, September 1936-February 1937
Table Mountain, March-July 1937
Table Mountain, August-December 1937
Table Mountain, January-June 1938
Table Mountain, July-December 1938
Table Mountain, January-June 1939
Table Mountain, July-December 1939
Table Mountain, January-July 1940
Table Mountain, August 1940-May 1941
Table Mountain, June-December 1941
Table Mountain, January-August 1942
Table Mountain, September-December 1942
Table Mountain, January-July 1943
Table Mountain, August 1943-February 1944
Table Mountain, March-September 1944
Table Mountain, October 1944-June 1945
Table Mountain, July-December 1945; November-December 1947
Table Mountain, January-June 1948
Table Mountain, July-December 1948
Series 3ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY DAY BOOKS AND YEAR BOOKS, 1889-1907.
The Year Books and Day Books were daily logs and record books kept by APO staff. Entries are spotty. Among those who made entries were Samuel P. Langley, Charles G. Abbot, R. C. Child, and F. E. Fowle, Jr. Included are brief notes concerning replacements of equipment, work done on special equipment, and daily activities. Some entries include inventories and lists of shipments received.
Year Book 1889-1890. Page 293 includes written copy of a letter to the Secretary of Treasury submitting estimates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1892.
Day Book 1891. Pages 28 and 54 include resolution adopted by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution; page 30 concerns locating observatory.
Day Book 1892. Page 66 concerns autographic spectrum; pages 113, 200 and 235 include photographs of apparatus.
Day Book 1893
Day Book 1894
Day Book 1895
Day Book 1896. Front of book includes a few explanations of abbreviations.
Day Book 1897
Day Book 1898
Day Book 1899
Day Book 1901
Day Book 1902. Page 353 includes "Memorandum on the History of the Research on the Solar Atmosphere."
Day Book 1903. Page 10 includes drawing of coelostat apparatus.
Day Book 1904
Day Book 1905
Day Book 1906
Day Book 1907
Series 4ENERGY SPECTRUM BOOKS.
The Energy Spectrum books seem to consist of spectrobolometric data from Washington, D. C. (ca. 1892-1917) and Allegheny Observatory (ca. 1882-1886). The starting and stopping times for the various plates, and sometimes the plates, settings, are given. Volume I (page 49) includes an explanation of terms used. Volume II contains instructions given by Langley for bolometry observations.
Vol. I, May 13, 1892-May 26, 1894. Refers to Washington, D. C. unless specified. Includes a few wet & dry and barometer readings, and perhaps some Bolometry.
Volume II. The first few pages have "Instructions for Bolometric Observations Dictated by Prof. Langley." This volume is for the Allegheny Station, May 1, 1882-January 29, 1885.
Volume II, Washington, D. C., July 11, 1894-December 6, 1895. Includes a few Wet & Dry readings.
Volume III, January 3, 1895-June 10, 1898, Washington, D. C.
Volume III, January 21, 1885- September 13, 1886, Allegheny
Volume IV - July 16, 1898-August 1, 1902. Page 732 concerns Rough Dispersion Curve (of Glass Prism).
Volume V, August 2, 1902-October 14, 1904, APO D. C. Includes times of start & finish of bolometry.
Volume VI, November 15, 1904-September 5, 1911, D. C. Includes one loose piece of paper on Wet & Dry & Reduced Humidity of Air. It also says, "assumed barometer 18." This sheet had columns reading Wet, Dry, Vapor Pressure, Dew Point, and Relative Humidity.
Volume VII - Empty
Volume VIII, July 23, 1913-April 10, 1917, D. C. Page 55 may concern priam deviation.
Series 5ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY WASTEBOOKS, CA., 1890-1950.
For an explanation of Wastebooks see description of Series 2.
The Wastebooks contain weather information and data from the various APO observing stations. These data were used in determining the "solar constant." Graphs of results obtained are often in the backs of the books. The first few volumes contain information on instruments and the observatory layout of the Washington, D. C., station. It is assumed that (at the least) the first 34 volumes originated in Washington, D. C., since no other observing stations existed until 1905. In many of the early books dates around 1926 were found, probably because the books were being reviewed with the intent of publishing some of the data. It was noted if the wastebooks were originals or copies. Also noted were pages containing wet and dry readings taken by a sling psychrometer. Also tables of t and t' with R. H. noted (presumably t and t' are wet and dry readings). Only a few vapor pressure and no air pressure readings were seen. Wastebooks which have wet and dry readings throughout are circled.
1 (original): April 14, 1890 - August 14, 1890, S. I. This book contains drawings and writings.
2 (original): May 4, 1891 - December 31, 1891, S. I. September and October are not included. It pertains to instruments.
2 & 3 (original): January 2, 1892 - September 2, 1892, S. I. Involves instrumentation of the APO.
4 & 5 (original): March 18 - July 31, 1892, S. I. May is not included. Contains pictures and discussions of instruments, September 3, 1892 - December 31, 1892, S. I.
6 & 7 (original): January 1, 1893 - August 31, 1893, S. I. Includes drawings of instruments and layout of Observatory. Contains a few wet and dry readings on pages 264-266.
8 (original): September 2, 1893 - May 2, 1894, S. I. Discusses instruments. 9-12 are not included.
13 (original): May 3, 1894 - December 28, 1894, S. I. Includes a few readings-probably testing equipment, and wet and dry readings on page 130. 14 is not included.
15 (original): December 31, 1894 - August 23, 1895, S. I. February, March, April, and May are not includes. Contains some readings & drawings.
16 (original): June 18, 1895 - April 15, 1896, S. I. Appears as though this and #15 were kept by two different people (handwriting not the same) and this is probably the reason for the overlap of dates. The data, however, is not the same. Contains only one set of wet and dry readings on pages 18-22.
17 (blank) - (see accession 86-161)
18 (original): August 24, 1895 - April 25, 1896, S. I. Appears to deal with spectrobolometer; includes photos of spectrum and holographic readings throughout.
19 (original): February 12, 1896 - October 10, 1896, S. I. Includes drawings, and one set of readings of wet and dry for inside and for outside the Observatory, pages 332, 334, 336, 340, 372, 374.
20 (original): April 4, 1896 - April 17, 1896. Includes tables and computations. Appears to be from Moskaro, Russia (see wastebook. #45). 21-28 are not included (for #22, #23, #25, #27 - see Accession 86-161).
29 (original): July 12, 1899 - March 25, 1903, S. I. Some dates are missing, but the papers were kept in chronological order. Includes a few tables and notes of testing equipment.
30 (original): June 27, 1899 - December 13, 1902. In front it says that this book was used for abstracts on subjects of interest to the APO. 31-34 are not included.
35 (original): April 7, 1903 - August 3, 1906. Appears to be in Washington; however, Mt. Wilson and Mt. Whitney are mentioned (most likely in reference to the expeditions to these
36 (original): July 9, 1903 - September 28, 1904, S. I. Deals with atmospheric absorption and includes computations.
37 (original): July 20, 1904 - July 6, 1907. Includes observations and pyrheliometer and actinometer. Mostly concerns Washington, with a few readings from Mt. Wilson (probably used for comparison).
38 (original): October 1, 1904 - July 2, 1907. Includes atmospheric absorption tables from Washington and Mt. Wilson.
39 (original): February 25, 1907. Mostly concerns Mt. Wilson; however, contains tables from Washington. Dates are scattered throughout as though they were comparing data-back to 1905.
40 (original): July 1, 1905 - April 16, 1908. Includes Washington and Mt. Wilson tables.
41 (original): November 23, 1905 - July 22, 1907. Concerns Mt. Wilson & Washington (also May 4, 1911 and Washington October 1926). On page 398 Washington (Montezuma) is referred to (was probably Montezuma data but analyzed at Washington).
42 (original): November 29, 1905 - August 17, 1910. Mostly concerns Washington - Wilson mentioned with tables. Mt. Whitney is mentioned on page 399, wet and dry readings are on page 39 and pages 83-95, and barometer readings are on pages 238 and 263.
43 (original): July 17, 1905 - September 28, 1907. This contains tables from Washington, Mt. Wilson and Mt. Montezuma. Near end of book dates and places scattered as though comparing Data (dates of 1926 found).
44 (original): May 13, 1906 - August 8, 1907. Mostly of Mt. Wilson (Actinometer readings and Intensity across Sun's disk). Page 232 has computations from Mt. Whitney sky observations. Some Washington and Montezuma observations (last page date May 1927). Includes only one set of wet & dry readings on pages 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23-77. Many sets of wet and dry readings on pages 79, 81, 85, 87. Vapor pressures are also with these readings.
45 (original): June 16, 1906 - October 21, 1912. Mostly of Washington-page 164 has some Russian on it with temperatures taken at Moskaro, Russia. Wet and dry readings on pages 175 and 187.
46 (original): May 19, 1908 - November 18, 1908, Mt. Wilson. There are a lot of dates skipped and ends with April 9, 1926 at Washington. Wet and dry readings on pages 23, 41, 43, 45, 47-198, 201-295.
47 (original): May 9, 1908 - November 24, 1909 (with additional dates). Page 134 includes typed pages of directions for preparing Short Method Tables. Wilson, Washington, and Montezuma are mentioned-book ends January 1927.
48 (carbon copy): June 2, 1911 - November 21, 1911; Mt. Wilson and Washington, September 28, 1912 - December 20, 1912. Wet and dry readings on pages 18-38, 48-52, 60-126, 130-326.
49 (original): June 1, 1909 - May 18, 1912, mostly of Mt. Wilson and Washington Stations. Pages 366 & 384 mention a comparison with Algeria, 1912; first graph in back mentions Mt. Whitney. One set of Wet and dry readings on pages 5-34, only one or two sets on pages 51-81, 95-116, and 123-257.
50 (original & carbon copy): June 4, 1910 - November 9, 1910, mostly Mt. Wilson with Mt. Whitney expedition copied here. Near end Montezuma data is analyzed in D. C. Wet and dry readings on pages 49-142, 147-302, 314-323.
51 (carbon copy): Bassour, Algeria Expedition November 10, 1911 - September 9, 1912. Page 320 starts with Washington, February 1927. Wet and dry readings on pages 50-160, 162-302.
52 (original): November 5, 1912 - March 1927, with many dates skipped. Washington and Arequipa mentioned. Wet and dry readings on page 107; some hygrometer readings on page 230.
53-54: Not Included (see Accession 86-161)
55 (carbon copy): June 13, 1914 - October 20, 1914, Mt. Wilson. March 1927 - May 1927 appear to be analyzing Montezuma data in Washington. Wet and dry readings on page 20-221.
56 (carbon copy): June 8, 1915 - October 22, 1915, Mt. Wilson. December 20, 1915, Washington. Mentions solar eclipse of May 1919; ends with Washington, November 1927, looking at Montezuma values. Wet and dry readings on pages 40-203, 212-268.
57-58: Non Included (see Accession 86-161)
59 (carbon copy): June 16, 1916 - October 22, 1916, Mt. Wilson. January 25, 1927 - April 2, 1929. Wet and dry readings on pages 6-214.
60-65: Not Included (see Accession 86-161)
66 (carbon copy): March 29, 1921 - January 5, 1922, Harqua Hala station. Wet and dry readings pages 2-399.
67-71: Not Included (#67, #69-#71 - see Accession 86-161)
72 (original): July 1, 1919 - August 10, 1923 (?). Bolometric and pyranometer readings of Calama station; readings for Montezuma (time near September 1920).
73 (original): June 22, 1917. Page 8 includes Hump Mountain observations. There are some weather observations of Montezuma - places and dates hard to determine. Page 401 ends with March 7, 1923. Includes some type of comparison work.
74-75: Not Included
76 (carbon copy): June 23, 1923 - March 20, 1924, Harqua Hala station. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-400.
77 (original): July 28, 1924 - November 1924, Harqua Hala station. Includes Montezuma computations. There are a few tables with columns reading H20.
78 - 82: Not Included (#79-#81 - see Accession 86-161)
83 (original): May 19, 1924 - last page February 3, 1930; dates up to 1935, Washington station.
84 (original): December 10, 1926 - June 14, 1928. Pyrheliometer readings of Mt. Brukkaros.
85 (original): June 14, 1928 - December 31, 1929, Mt. Brukkaros
86 (original): June 16, 1928 - December 31, 1929, Mt. Brukkaros. Tables marked t & t' with R. H. Appears that the t & t' represent wet and dry readings.
87: December 9, 1926 - June 14, 1928, Mt. Brukkaros. Tables of t & t' %Sat. R. H. on pages 3-397.
88: Not Included
89 (carbon copy): May 19, 1927 - January 2, 1928, Table Mountain. Wt and dry readings on pages 2-401.
90 (carbon copy): January 3, 1928 - August 17, 1928, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-398.
91: Not Included
92 (original): Washington, February 4, 1918 - June 10, 1918; Washington, 1920. Includes collection of data from various mountains during 1919 and 1920. Goes up to October 19, 1924. Appears to be summary-in preparation for publishing.
93 (carbon copy): August 8, 1928 - May 2, 1929, Table Mountain. Many days may be missing but the book seems to be in chronological order. Wet and dry readings on pages 2-400.
94 (carbon copy): May 3, 1929 - December 1, 1929, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 2-400.
95 (original): November 7, 1927 - April 4, 1930. Pertains to Body Radiation & Skin Temperature, Washington.
96: Not Included
97 (original): January 1, 1930 - April 19, 1931, Mt. Brukkaros. Readings, followed by pages 399 and 401 which show dates of December 1, 1930 and July 5, 1930. On these pages they are comparing instruments S. I. 47 and S. I. 48.
98-103: Not Included (#98, #100-#102 - see Accession 86-161)
104 (original): May 22, 1931 - November 20, 1931, Mt. Brukkaros. Tables of t & t' with R. H.
105 (original): May 22, 1931 - November 20, 1931. Pyrheliometer readings of Mt. Brukkaros.
106-107: Not Included (#106 - see Accession 86-161)
108 (carbon copy): March 1, 1932 - October 12, 1932, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 4-400.
109-112: Not Included (#109-110 - see Accession 86-161)
113 (carbon copy): August 16, 1933 - June 12, 1934, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 2 to last page.
114-116: Not Included (#114-116 - see Accession 86-161)
117 (carbon copy): First part is somewhat of a diary of an expedition to Mt. St. Katherine. Dates start from March 1 , 1933 and on page 39 ends with July 18, 1934. Pages 40-44 are dates from September 28, 1933 to November 1933. Actual data starts on page 99, December 27, 1933 - July 18, 1934. Wet and dry readings on pages 99-396.
118 (carbon copy): June 13, 1934 - May 18, 1935, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 2 to last page.
119 (carbon copy): May 19, 1935 - April 7, 1936, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 2 to last page.
120: Not Included (see Accession 86-161)
121 (carbon copy): April 8, 1936 - February 22, 1937, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 2-400.
122: Not Included
123 (carbon copy): February 6, 1937 - September 4, 1937. Pyrheliometer readings from Mt. St. Katherine-following page 384 is what looks like a summary of the weather during February 1, 1937 to September 6, 1937. On page 394, dates start with September 5, 1937 to September 7, 1937. Wet and dry readings are on pages 2-398.
124: Not Included
125 (carbon copy): September 8, 1937 - November 1937, Mt. St. Katherine station. At end of book is a weather review of this period. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-150.
126: Not Included (see Accession 86-161)
127 (carbon copy): February 23, 1937 - December 4, 1937, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 4-400.
128 (carbon copy): December 5, 1937 - September 23, 1938, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings pages 2-398.
129 (carbon copy): Books states it was to be preceded by wastebook #134. November 22, 1939 - September 30, 1940. Page 338 is Tyrone station. Following page 341 there are dates from July 2, 1940 to May 3, 1940-appears to be a comparison of instruments. Wet and dry readings on pages 4-338.
130 (carbon copy): September 27, 1939 - September 23, 1940, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 14-400.
131 (carbon copy): October 1, 1940 - October 29, 1941, Tyrone Station. Starting on page 372 dates are mixed up- October 28, 1941 to October 18, 1940. Wet and dry readings on pages 4-368.
132 (carbon copy): September 24, 1940 - November 19, 1941, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-400.
133 (carbon copy): September 23, 1938 - September 16, 1939, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-400.
134 (carbon copy): Starts June 7, 1938-page 24 starts January 13, 1938 - November 20, 1929 then on page 388, February 25, 1939 to June 7, 1939 (comparing instruments), Tyrone Station. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-340.
135 (carbon copy): November 15, 1941 - November 10, 1942, Tyrone Station. Near the end is some type of instrument comparison and thus the dates are in reverse order. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-374.
136-138: Not Included (#137 - see Accession 86-161)
139 (carbon copy): November 20, 1941 - November 22, 1942, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 6-400.
140 (carbon copy): November 23, 1942 - November 18, 1943, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-400.
141 (carbon copy): November 11, 1942 - January 14, 1944, Tyrone Station. Mixture of dates in rear not exceeding February 1944. Wet and dry readings throughout.
142: Not Included
143 (carbon copy): November 19, 1943 - December 30, 1944, Table Mountain. On page 384 January 1, 1944-January 15(7), 1944 on page 400. These were different values than the ones in the first half of book. Wet and dry readings throughout.
144 (carbon copy): January 20, 1944 - June 24, 1946, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings throughout.
145 (carbon copy): June 29, 1945 - June 10, 1946, Tyrone Station. On page 148 starts Miami, November 5, 1947 - August 30, 1948. Wet and dry readings on pagegs 0-128.
146 (carbon copy): March 14, 1950 - November 8, 1950, Marked Table Mountain R(new). Then starts from February 19, 1951 - May 13, 1957. Dates are erratic. Wet and dry readings on pages 0-36.
147: Not Included (see Accession 86-161)
148 (carbon copy): July 13, 1947 - August 12, 1948, Table Mountain. Wet and dry readings throughout.
149-170: Not Included (#155, #157, #160 - see Accession 86-161)
173: Not Included
177-180: Not Included
185: Not Included
Two unmarked books in with wastebook #188. Only 2 or 3 pages in whole book written on and one of them mentioned Lick Observatory. Unmarked book has in it dates January 20, 1900--July 26, 1902. There are drawings and tables (purpose unknown). Abbot's initials are also in this book.
Wastebook (number obscured)
Series 6COMPUTER PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS AND COMPUTER PRINTOUTS.
Computer Programming Instructions
Series 7MISCELLANEOUS GRAPHS AND MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURES OF FOREIGN STATIONS.
Graphs and Monthly Mean Temperatures
Series 8PYRANOMETER AND PYRHELIOMETER COMPARISONS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN, MT. ST. KATHERINE AND MIAMI.
Table Mountain and Mt. St. Katherine Pyrheliometer comparisons.
Pyrheliometer and Pyranometer Comparisons - Table Mountain and Miami
Series 9MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE, PUBLICATIONS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
Folder 1 Barometric Pressures - Washington, D. C.
Folder 2 Check Records
Folder 3 Graphs
Folder 4 Huancayo, Peru Magnetic Observatory
Folder 5 Watheroo Magnetic Observatory
Folder 6 Precipitation & Miscellaneous Charts
Folder 7 Precipitation & Temperature Tables
Folder 1 Henry L. Abbot by C. G. Abbot
Folder 2 Patents
Folder 3 Solar Power
Folder 4 Congressional Record
Folder 5 Miscellaneous Articles & Papers
Folder 1 A
Folder 2 Archives Subjects
Folder 3 B
Folder 4 Bibliography, Charles G. Abbot
Folder 5 C - D
Folder 6 Cameron, Kerkam & Sutton
Folder 7 Commerce, Dept. of
Folder 8 E - H. Includes letter from Carlos Garcia-Mata. He requested a statistical study of Abbot's solar constant work.
Folder 9 Goddard, Esther
Folder 10 Grunhagen, Herbert
Folder 11 I - L
Folder 12 Krick, Irving P.
Folder 13 Jones, Bessie
Folder 14 M - P
Folder 15 Q - T
Folder 16 Roosen, Robert G.
Folder 17 Smithsonian Institution
Folder 18 U - W
Folder 19 John Yellot Engineering Associates, Inc.
Folder 1 Contributors to Science
Folder 2 Photographs. Includes Uncle Alonzo D. Greeley; C. G. Abbot, B. Jones, & Mrs. Abbot?; Charles Abbot & Louis Weber; Halley's Comet & Saturn; Charles Abbot - glass plate; Charles Abbot & A. Kramer; Miss Arthur; Total Eclipse of the Sun (September 22, 1922 - Australia); Roebling Family; 3 mirror solar boiler - also a 1 mirror solar boiler; Dr. Samuel Pierpoint Langley & his Sunspot drawings; Charles Abbot at Smithsonian Christmas Party, 1965; Charles Doolittle Walcott
Folder 3 Precipitation & Solar Variation Graphs. Books: By E. A. Makapoba & A. B. Xapntohob; By A. Ynebcknn; "The Earth & The Stars" by C. G. Abbot; Record Books (1907-1910 has some eclipse information; 1945-49 references to radiometer; 1947 energy spectrum of various stars); "Draft Notes on Weather of Future Years" by I. R. Tannehill; Miscellaneous pamphlets.
Copies of Dr. Abbot's papers, radio talks, etc., on various subjects
Folder 1 "Astronomy for Everybody" by C. G. Abbot
Folder 2 Experiences of Charles G. Abbot (Family Tree; "Life of Charles Greeley Abbot"; "A Fortunate Life"; "Seventy-Two Years With the Smithsonian Institution"; "Some Pleasures of My Ninety-fourth year"; "A Grand Concert"; Interesting Recollections of Special Features of
67 years at the Smithsonian; "The Second Half Century"; "A total Eclipse in the South Sea"; "Eagles")
Folder 2A Charles G. Abbot, "Uncles," Washington, 1949
Folder 3 Lectures & Radio Talks (Address to Royal Ontario Museum, Oct. 12, 1933; Appreciation of Dr. George E. Hale' America's Contribution To Leadership in Science; On The Evolution of The Stars; An American Fireside; Dr. Walcott, the Smithsonian Secretary and Academy President; An observatory among the Mottentots; The Sun & Life; Dark Sunlight; Optica, The Key of Astronomy; Speech at Phoenix, November 2, 1955; Congress hearing on R. Goddard, 3/16/1970)
Folder 4 Silver Disk Pyrheliometry & Areas of Flocculi
Folder 5 Smithsonian Institution (Radio Talk for 5/2/1944; "Why the Smithsonian Institution should Remain In Washington"; A Statesman's Bequest; The Ward of Our Nation; The Smithsonian Institution; The Work of the Smithsonian Observatory; Radiation Researches at the Smithsonian Institution)
Folder 6 Solar Apparatuses (Solar Flash Boiler; Abbot's Solar Heat Collector; The Toy Solar Heater; Solar Energy Converting Apparatus)
Folder 7 Solar-Weather Relations (Solar Variation & Temperature Changes; The Sun and Precipitation; Solar Variation and Weather; Weather Predetermined by Solar Variation; Some Periodicities in Solar Physics and Terrestrial Meteorology; The Sun Our Weather King; Radiation Measurements and Weather Forecasting; Periodic Solar Variation and Associated Weather Phenomena; Solar Magnetism and World Weather; What Causes Weather?; Weather & Solar Variation; Detailed Procedure Used en Abbot's Method of Long Range Weather Forecasting)
Folder 8 Miscellaneous. Booklet - "The Solar Constant and the Solar Spectrum Measured From a Research Aircraft at 38,000 ft.
Folder 9 "My Half Century As A Scientist In Washington"
Folder 1 Abbot's 100th Birthday
Folder 2 Hrdlicka Estate
Folder 3 Lecture on Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), 1954
Folder 4 Manuscripts
Folder 5 Pamphlets
Folder 6 Two Russian Articles & Their English Translations
Folder 7 Miscellaneous - Articles about Lanbley, Korean Conflict, Solar Power, etc.
Folder 1 Photographs of Sun (Pictures of total solar eclipses, sunspots, and Prominences.
Folder 2 Photographs - Dr. Charles Greeley Abbot. Also in this folder are postcards with Dr. Abbot on them.
Folder 3 Dr. Abbot's Old Home
Folder 4 Photographs - Mt. St. Katherine, ca. 1937. Photos of region, natives, & observers quarters, the solar constant station, etc. A few photos are unidentified.
Folder 5 Photographs - Bassour, Algeria ca. 1912. Photos of equipment, solar constant station, and surroundings. Bassour expedition 1911 & 1912. (Mr. Angstrom & Abbot).
Folder 6 Photographs - Mt. Brukkaros, ca. 1926. Observers quarters, observing tunnel, equipment, etc.; pictures of region natives, observer's families, region on way to Brukkaros, leopard, etc.
Folder 7 Smithsonian Institution & APO staff members. Pictures of Dr. Abbot with various instruments, staff members, Smithsonian Secretaries, etc. Includes a picture of Dr. Abbot with Dr. Ripley & Dr. Carmichael, and a picture of Dr. Abbot with Mr. Aldrich and APO display showing plate reading machine.
Folder 8 Negatives (two negatives which give review of Publication 4545)
Folder 1 Famous People. Pictures of famous people - also a picture of Dr. Abbot on the Solar Expedition of 1901 with many other scientists.
Folder 2 Pictures - Mt. Wilson. Pictures of Mt. Wilson quarters, observational building, instruments, local region, etc.
Folder 3 Mt. Whitney
Folder 4 Mt. Harqua Hala. Pictures of view, observing grounds, staff, etc.
Folder 5 Photographs - Miami Solar Station & Camp Lee, Virginia. Photographs of facilities, equipment, etc. Pictures of plate reading machine and of Stanley & Loyal Aldrich.
Folder 6 Photographs - South Africa & India, ca. 1925. Taken while on an expedition to locate a place for a solar constant station. This expedition was discussed in either the January or October 1926 issue of the National Geographic Magazine.
Folder 7 Table Mountain Station. Pictures of surroundings, employees, instruments, etc.
Folder 8 Tyrone Solar Station (Burro Mountain). Pictures of surroundings, observers' houses, and a cross sectional view of a Smithsonian Observing Tunnel.
Folder 9 Mt. Montezuma, Chile. Solar constant station, buildings, surrounding, employees, instruments, etc.
Folder 10 Mt. Wilson, Lick (Mt. Hamilton), Lowell Observatories and Chile Station of Lick Observatory. Pictures of the observatories, telescopes, etc.
Folder 11 Pictures pertaining to Samuel P. Langley. Langley's aerodrome, Langley's bolometer, Langley's method of proof reading.
Folder 12 Photographs - Instruments. Pyrheliometers & Pyranometers, Balloon pyrheliometer of 1914, Pyrheliometer with Loyal Blaine Aldrich (Director of APO), Pyrheliometer and pyranometer with Mr. Kramer (Mr. Kramer was the APO instrument maker), Pyrheliometer cut open for seeing the insides, Dr. Marshall's Eye Instrument, Tests of Dr. Abbot's shell rotator, Periodometer, Instrument designed by Dr. Abbot to observe stars in daylight, Slide Rule Extrapolator, Miscellaneous pictures of instruments - also designs.
Folder 1 Photographs used in Publication 4545
Folder 2 Photographs - Charts and Graphs for Publications 3392 and 3397
Folder 3 Graphs used in Publication 4390. Long Range forecasts of U. S. Precipitation.
Folder 4 Graphs and Charts used in various Publications
Folder 5 Graphs and Charts used in various Publications
Folder 6 Graphs and Charts used in various Publications
Folder 7 Graphs and Charts used in Various Publications
Folder 8 Photographs - charts and graphs. 6+ day Period in Washington & New York Weather.
Folder 9 Photographs - charts & graphs Precipitation, varve thickness, tree ring, and sunspot graphs. Peoria Precipitation, 23 year Period in Varve thickness, 23 year Period in tree rings, Sunspot numbers & magnetic activity, Bismark Precipitation.
Folder 1 Photographs - Wood stock Precipitation Graphs and Correlation Coefficients
Folder 2 Graphs of Miscellaneous Observations U. S. A.
Folder 3 Photographs - Miscellaneous Graphs & Charts, 1920-1960
Folder 4 Photographs - Graphs of Great Lake Levels
Folder 5 Photographs - Clark Mountain Region & Cerro Tololo. Photographs (ca. 1954) taken of this region when Loyal Aldrich (Director of APO) was looking for another location for a third solar constant station. This third station never came into existence. One picture of Cerro Tololo, ca. 1964.
Folder 6 Photographs - Solar Utilization Instruments. There is a written description of Dr. Abbot's Flash Boiler & Solar Heat Collector; Ericnson Solar Motor.
Folder 7 Photographs - Drawings & Designs
Folder 8 Photographs - Spectra and Celestial Objects
Folder 9 Photographs - Museum Specimens and Meteor Pictures
Folder 10 Photographs - Smithsonian Institution Building, APO in D. C., and Miscellaneous. Pictures of S. I. Building & APO Shacks behind the S. I. Building, The Yacht Carnegie (made magnetic surveys of oceans), Article about Signal Corps & Weather Bureau, Pictures of Wright Brothers - Wind Tunnel, Photograph of letter from Advisory Committee on the Weather Bureau requesting appropriations be given to Dr. Abbot to continue solar constant research - May 5, 1936.
Series 10PRECIPITATION AND TEMPERATURE TABLES.
Precipitation & Temperature Tables for: Algiero, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ceylon, China, Denmark, England, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Tunis (seems mixed); Temperature Charts - 5 month Running Means - U. S. Stations
Folder 1 U. S. Precipitation Tables
Folder 2 U. S. Precipitation Tables
Computer readouts & temperature data for various cities
Series 11MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE, MAINLY NON-SMITHSONIAN, CA. 1910-1949.
Includes correspondence dealing with dinner engagements, lectures, society memberships, requests for publications, long-range weather forecasting, publishing matters, and activities of committees that Abbot was associated with. Typed manuscripts occur throughout.
Folder 1 A. Includes Agricultural Department, 1934-1938 - letters between Dr. Abbot and the Agricultural Department. Letters requesting solar constant data and discussions on long range weather forecasting. Letter February 17, 1936 gives description of conference held for the purpose of surveying the field of forecasting. Also Alabama College, 1935 - letters between Dr. Rosa Lea Jackson and Dr. Abbot about Dr. Abbot giving a talk at the college.
Folder 2 Abbot, C. G. Includes letters (September & October 1931) to Miss M. Agnes Neil (Abbot's secretary) from Dr. Abbot while on his trip to Paris as a delegate from the Smithsonian Institution to the Geographical Congress meeting. See page 4 Vol. VI Annals; Letter May 9, 1910 stating bestowal of Draper medal upon Dr. C. G. Abbot; Letters of introduction from Secretary Walcott, 1919 & 1921 for Dr. Abbot while on excursions outside U. S.; Letter to Dr. Abbot from Secretary C. D. Walcott about establishing Harqua Hala solar constant station; "Note on Work of the APO, November 1925 to May 1926"; Dr. Abbot's Itinerary for trip to France, September & Oct. 1931; Dr. Abbot's resignation as Secretary dated 6/30/1944.
Folder 3 Abbot, H. L. Dr. C. G. Abbot prepared a memoir on H. L. Abbot for the National Academy of Sciences. Includes a portrait of General Henry L. Abbot; Letters between Dr. Abbot & a Dr. Freeman, Dr. Abbot trying to get confirmation on a story about H. L. Abbot; Letters between Dr. Abbot and Mr. Paul Brackett of the National Academy of Sciences on H. L. Abbot's memoir.
Folder 4 Ag - Al (blank)
Folder 5 American Institute of Physics. Letters to Dr. Abbot concerning his speech at the November 1939 American Institute of Physics describing the vacuum bolometer used at 3 field stations.
Folder 6 American, A - Z. Includes article on Henry Larcom Abbot for the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1934; American Chemical Society - Letters and an abstract of Dr. Abbot's address to this society on December 19, 1940; American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1938-1941. Letters about Abbot's talk - also article for the ATEE; The American Mercury, 1946; American Meteorological Society, 1936-1944 (Rebuttal to H. W. Clough article "Solar Variations Are Real" by C. G. Abbot; "The Variation of the Sun & Weather" by C. G. Abbot; "Weather Predetermined by Solar Variation" by Abbot); American Society of Mechanical Engineers Letters concerning Dr. Abbot's lecture to this Society, 1939; American Society of Tool Engineers concerns lecture of 1948.
Folder 7 An - Az, 1928-1947. Includes Associated Press typed article "The Sun & The Weather" by Abbot.
Folder 8 Appleton & Co. (D), 1928-1930. Letters to Dr. Abbot concerning revision of "The Sun" by Dr. Abbot.
Folder 9 B. Includes bibliography of the Astrophysical Observatory; Letters between Dr. Abbot and Senator J. A. Bankhead pertaining to weather predictions for the cotton states; Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory; British Association for the Advancement of Science requesting Dr. Abbot give a speech; British Embassy; Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences about lectures to be given by Dr. Abbot 1931, 1941 & 1944; Rev. J. H. Brown, 1930-1942; Brunt, D. - Letters between Brunt, Abbot & Royal Meteorological Society - Abbot's request for space in the Q. J. of the Royal Meteorological Society for rebuttal against an article by Brunt.
Folder 10 Brashear Celebration, Nov. 25, 1940. Includes letters pertaining to Dr. Abbot giving a lecture at John A. Brashear's 100th birthday celebration; and "John A. Brashear, A Lover of The Stars" by C. G. Abbot.
Folder 11 Brent, Catherini Hart
Folder 12 C, 1926-1947. Includes Cabot, Godfrey L.; California Institute of Technology; Congress - Rep. Clarence Cannon; Chamber's Encyclopedia (Solar Power by C. G. Abbot); Chevy Chase School - requesting Dr. Abbot give a talk; Civilian Club of Washington, D. C., 1941; Case School of Applied Science (request speech); Technology Club of New York (Dinner request); Cummings, Robert A. - Interested in obtaining Abbot's patent #2,367,254.
Folder 13 Case School of Applied Sciences, 1930. Letters pertaining to a lecture Dr. Abbot gave at the inauguration of the new President of the case School of Applied Science. Lecture called "The Opportunities of Science." Copy of speech in this folder.
Folder 14 Church Matters
Folder 15 Courts, G. W., 1934-1940. Letters concern weather forecasting.
Folder 1 D, 1930-1948. Includes Dictionary of American History (article "The Smithsonian Institution" by Dr. Abbot enclosed in these letters); Dietz, David - Science Editor, Scripps-Howard Newspaper; Dorno, C. (with these letters, article by Dr. Abbot called "Washington Temperatures & Short Period Solar Variations" published in Strahlentherapie; Duke Chapter of the Society of the Sigma Xi pertains to Dr. Abbot's lecture to this society; Dunn, Gano.
Folder 2 E, 1921-1949. Includes Thomas Alva Edison Foundation Campaign (Dr. Abbot was on the Scholar Plan Committee); Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (Letters - Abbot willing to consult them on solar heating project; pamphlet "The Performance of Flat Plate Solar Heat Collectors"); English Speaking Union.
Folder 3 Encyclopedia Britannica, 1928-1929, 1935 and 1943. Includes an article Abbot wrote on Joseph Henry; Letters requesting Dr. Abbot write science articles for them; "Recent Advances In Weather Science" by Dr. Abbot; "The Stratosphere" by Dr. Abbot.
Folder 4 F, 1929-1949. Includes Deed to Fort Lincoln Cemetery; The Federal Club - Dr. Abbot elected President of Club; Forsythe, W. E. (General Electric Co.) - letters referring to book "Measurement of Radiant Energy" which Dr. Abbot wrote sections of; Foundation for Study of Cycles; Franklin Institute.
Folder 5 Gellatly Matters, 1945. The letters concern a trial against the Smithsonian, brought about by a Mrs. Gellatly trying to reclaim an art collection that her deceased husband gave to the Smithsonian. She claimed the Gellatly collection was received by the Smithsonian without proper authorization. The Court of Claims judged in favor of the Smithsonian.
Folder 6 General Electric Co., 1932 and 1935. Letters concerning a speech to be given by Dr. Abbot to the electrical industry; Also letters between Dr. Abbot and a Mr. Swope about car driving hazards.
Folder 7 G, 1922-1947. Includes George Washington University - Letters telling of the University giving Dr. Abbot an Honorary Doctors degree; Goddard, R. H. - Letters between Mrs. Esther Goddard and Dr. Abbot about Abbot helping Dr. Goddard (Also articles "The Goddard Rocket" and "The Present State of the Goddard High Flight Rocket."); B. F. Goodrich Co. - Dr. Abbot gave a speech called "A Statesman's Bequest"; Greek War Relief Association - Dr. Abbot acted as the Honorary Chairman for the District of Columbia on this associations committee.
Folder 8 H, 1939-1942. Includes The Hartford Engineers Club (Dr. Abbot's address to this Club); Harvard University - concerns the Harvard Tercentenary Conference; Harvard College Observatory - concerns 6 lectures to be given by Dr. Abbot (summary of his 6 lectures is included among these letters); Hayden Planetarium - letters discussing its publication called "The Sky"; Herbert Hoover; Howard, L. O. (Bureau of Entomology) letters about Mr. Howard's retirement.
Folder 9 Insurance - Auto. Includes title to car.
Folder 10 Insurance - Property
Folder 11 I, 1945. Includes Illuminating Engineering Society.
Folder 12 J. Includes Johnson, Albert.
Folder 13 K. Includes Kenwood Golf and Country Club (concerns Dr. Abbot's membership & dues); Kissel, M. S. - pamphlet "The Revelation in Thunder and Storm" by Kissel; Kornitzer, Henretta - requesting appointment for a blind child to visit with Dr. Abbot; Kramer, Andrew Jr..
Folder 1 L, 1927-1946. Includes Lamborne, Don R. - Letters between Lt. Lamborne and Dr. Abbot about a possible business relationship concerning Dr. Abbot's Solar Utilization instruments; Lantern Slides - Index; Laymen's Missionary Movement; Lewis, G. W. - Letters concerning a dinner in honor of Dr. George W. Lewis; Lindbergh, Charles A., 1927, 1932, 1938 - Letters referring to the Hubbard Gold Medal awarded Lindbergh and a sympathy letter to Lindbergh from Dr. Abbot about the loss of Lindbergh's boy; Lodge, John Ellerton - pamphlet about Mr. Lodge; International Longfellow Society.
Folder 2 MacMillan Co., "Every Day Mysteries," 1922-1948. Includes Letters between Dr. Abbot and Miss Louise Seaman of the MacMillan Co. and E. E. Slosson of Science Service about publishing problems, etc. of Dr. Abbot's book "Everyday Mysteries"; Article attached with July 15, 1937 letter to Laidlaw Brothers called "The Two-Cent Investment" by Dr. Abbot; Also envelope containing Newspaper Notices on this Book.
Folder 3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1936-1945. Includes Report of Visiting Committee on Museum; Folder entitled "MIT Museum Policy & Program, February 1, 1945."
Folder 4 Mt. Wilson Observatory Advisory Committee, 1929. Includes Summaries of meetings and news articles dated January 20, 1929 about the 200 inch telescope.
Folder 5 M, 1924-1944. Includes Miller, Dayton C.; Miller, Fred B. - letters discussing weather forecasting and actual results; Moseley, E. L. - letters refer to Moseley's tree ring work and discuss cycles in precipitation etc.; The following articles by E. L. Moseley are enclosed with letters ("Long time Forecasts of Ohio River Floods"; "The Ninety Year Precipitation Cycle"; "Solar Influence on Variations In Rainfall In the Interior of the United States"; "Recurrence of Floods & Droughts After Intervals of About 90.4 Years"); The Military Engineer (Letters concerning the article "Solar Radiation As A Power Source" which was written by Dr. Abbot for this Journal - Typed copy of this article enclosed with these letters).
Folder 6 National Advisory Committee For Aeronautics, 1928-1945. Includes Photographs and Minutes of Committee meetings.
Folder 7 Na, 1921-1949. Includes National Capital Amateur Astronomers Association (Abbot was an honorary member); National Council of Supervisors of Elementary Sciences - Dr. Abbot gave a brief message to this society at a dinner (This manuscript is enclosed in these letters); National Emergency Committee for Christian Colleges in China; National Home Library Foundation (Enclosed is a manuscript of a Radio Talk with Dr. Abbot); Nature - Letter to editor in rebuttal to a review given to Dr. Abbot's publication of November 21, 1925 of Nature.
Folder 8 Ne - Ny. Includes Nicholson, Dr. Seth B. - In these letters there is an article for publication in the Astronomical Society of the Pacific called "Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution" by C. G. Abbot.
Folder 1 O, 1940. Includes Old North Church.
Folder 2 Patents, etc., 1936. Includes Patent Celebration - Dr. Abbot helped Program Committee and assisted in the Centennial Celebration of the American Patent System.
Folder 3 P. Includes Patten, Roland T. (Secretary to Honorable Clyde H. Smith); Pershing, General John J.; Popular Mechanics Magazine - referred to photographs sent for articles which Dr. Abbot wrote for this magazine. There is also a manuscript by Dr. Abbot called "The Masterful Sun"; Prescott, Samuel C. - personal letters between Prescott and Abbot. These men were classmates at M.I.T.; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Program Service Co.; Putnam, Herbert - letters concerning 40th Anniversary of Mr. Putnam with Library of Congress.
Folder 4 Q
Folder 5 Research Corporation, 1928-1947. Includes Letters pertaining to patents, meetings, problems of the committee, etc.
Folder 6 R, 1924-1946. Includes RCA Victor - This Company donated D-Day Records to Smithsonian Institution for preservation; Rathbun, Miss - letters between Dr. Schmitt of the Division of Marine Invertebrate and Dr. Abbot about a dinner to be given in honor of Miss Rathbun; Rochester Academy of Science - letters requesting and pertaining to a lecture by Dr. Abbot to this Society; Rochester, University of, 1944 letters pertain to a lecture by Dr. Abbot; Roosevelt, Franklin D.; The Rotarian - letters requesting Dr. Abbot write an article for this magazine. Manuscript by Dr. Abbot enclosed in letters called "The Sun & The Weather"; The Royal Canadian Institute - letters pertaining to a lecture by Dr. Abbot. Manuscript by Abbot called "Studying The Sun In Many Lands" enclosed; Russell, H. N. - requested information from Dr. Abbot on solar constant for "Manual of Astronomy"; Rutgers University.
Folder 7 Sa-Sn, 1928-1947. Includes Sears, Dr. F. H. (of Mt. Wilson Observatory) requested articles from Dr. Abbot on St. John for the Astrophysical Journal (Manuscript by Dr. Abbot "Doctor C. E. St. John"; Manuscript by Dr. Abbot "Doctor Charles E. St. John"; Manuscript by Dr. Abbot "Charles Edward St. John); St. Louis Post-Dispatch - requested article from Dr. Abbot. Manuscript "Discoveries of The Future" by Dr. Abbot enclosed in letters; Schneider, Rudolf (Director of the State Meteorological Institute, Prague II). Enclosed manuscript "Some Periodicities In Solar Physics and Terrestrial Meteorology"; Science Council - arrangements for Dr. Abbot to give lecture at a Science Council Luncheon - brief summary of possible lecture enclosed in letters; Search light Memorandum (March 21, 1918) "On The Theory And Use of A Search light"; The Shakespeare Society of Washington; Sheen, Monsignor; Smithsonian Scientific Series - letters showing appreciation of Dr. Abbot's work in helping in the revision of this series.
Folder 8 Science Service, 1942-1946. Includes "Boiled Cider Applesauce" by Dr. C. G. Abbot; Invitations to dinners; November 5, 1945 Dr. Abbot's resignation from Board of Science Service.
Folder 9 Societies - Amateur Astronomers Association, 1927. Includes Letter 1927 requesting Dr. Abbot's name be put on letterhead of this association.
Folder 10 Societies - American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1935-1945. Includes Description of Dr. Abbot's exhibit at the St. Louis meeting of the AAAS, 1935; Article "Immediate and Long Deferred Periodic Effects of Solar Variation on Weather and Climate"
Folder 11 Societies - American Astronomical Society, 1941, 1943. Includes "Variation of the Sun" by Dr. Abbot.
Folder 12 Societies - American Geophysical Union, 1945. Includes Pamphlet "Statutes & By Laws of The American Geophysical Union
Folder 13 American Meteorological Society, 1921 and 1943. Includes "Variation of the Sun" by Dr. Abbot
Folder 14 American Philosophical Society, 1934-1942. Includes information on Dr. Abbot elected as one of the Councilors; "Carl Barus" obituary by Dr. Abbot; Copies of a broadcast (May 15, 1942) given by Dr. Abbot for this Society - "The Smithsonian Institution as an Illustration of Internationalism in Science."
Folder 15 California Academy of Sciences, 1927 and 1943. Includes Dr. Abbot was made an Honorary member; Letters concerning Dr. Abbot's presence at the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of the American Philosophical Society
Folder 16 Societies - American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 1915, 1921 and 1935. Includes Announcement of Dr. Abbot being awarded the Rumford Premium for his solar radiation work. (Also news article).
Folder 1 Societies - International Astronomical Union, 1931-1948. Includes "Report on Solar Radiation Work of The Smithsonian Institution," by Abbot; Letter received on April 10, 1935 - Requests photos for use as an APO exhibit at the Congress of the International Astronomical Union in Paris, July 1935; Letters contacting various people (from Abbot) informing them that Dr. Abbot would attend meeting at Stockholm around August 3-10, 1938.
Folder 2 Societies - International Geodetic and Geophysical Union, 1939
Folder 3 Societies - International Geographical Union, 1932 and 1936
Folder 4 Societies - 1936 International Meteorological Association (Ozone Sub Committee)
Folder 5 Societies - International Research Council, 1926-1947 (Comm. on Solar and Terrestrial Relationships). Includes "Report on Solar and Terrestrial Relationships," by Abbot; "Study of Weather Periodicities," by C. G. Abbot; "Recent Work of The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory," by C. G. Abbot; "Progress of Research on Solar & Terrestrial Relations," by C. G. Abbot; Letters concerning various meetings, reports of activities of commission, etc.
Folder 6 Societies - National Academy of Sciences, 1915-1948. Includes Letter April 22, 1915 - notification of Dr. Abbot's membership; Letters (while Dr. Abbot was chairman of the Committee on Nominations) concerning a Dr. Keith as Treasurer and other nominees; "Preliminary Study of Temperature Effects of Short Solar Fluctuations" by C. G. Abbot; Letter of August 25, 1937 to the Academy from Dr. Abbot giving a short account of Dr. Walcott as an administrator; Letter January 11, 1941 Dr. Abbot resigns from the Academy's Finance Committee
Folder 7 Societies - National Research Council, 1933-1939
Folder 8 Societies - National Research Council Division of Federal Relations, 1929, 1935, 1937, 1938
Folder 9 Societies - New Hampshire Academy of Sciences, 1928
Folder 10 Societies - Optical Society of America, 1921, 1935. Includes Correspondence with W. B. Rayton - Dr. Abbot accepted to represent and receive for Dr. George E. Hale the Ives Medal of the Optical Society
Folder 11 Societies - Pennsylvania, Univ. of Bicentennial Celebration, September 16-20, 1940. Includes "Periodicities In Solar Variation Reflected In Weather" by Abbot; "Dendrochronology And Studies In Cycles" by A. E. Douglass; "Human Achievements, Climatic Pulsations, and an Ozone Hypothesis," by Ellsworth Huntington; "Conservation And Changing Environment" by Paul B. Sears. These above letters concern the Bicentennial Celebration and Dr. Abbot's presiding at the Round Table. Letters concern the various speakers and their speeches.
Folder 12 Societies - Philosophical Society of Washington, 1922
Folder 13 Royal Meteorological Society. Includes Dr. Abbot elected an Honorary Member of the Society on January 21, 1925.
Folder 14 Society of Sigma XI, 1932-1937. Includes Letters pertaining to Dr. Abbot's membership & lectures
Folder 15 Societe - Astronomique De France
Folder 16 Societies - Washington Academy of Sciences. Includes "Resolution of the Death of Dr. Charles Doolittle Walcott," 1927; Academy's list of scientific books
Folder 17 Sterne, Theodore E. Includes 5 copies of comment by Dr. C. G. Abbot "Statistician Strongly Confirms Periodicities In Smithsonian Solar Constant Values, and Overthrows Dr. Paranjpe's Disproof of The Same Periodicities"; 1939 "On Periodicities In Measures of The Solar Constant" by Theodore Eugene Sterne; 1940 "On Possible Changes In Solar Constants" by T. E. Sterne
Folder 18 Sp - Sy, 1932-1947. Includes Personal letters' letters requesting Dr. Abbot attend dinners, and requesting lectures from Dr. Abbot
Folder 19 Tippenhauer Weather Service, 1931-1940. Includes Correspondence between Dr. Abbot and Louis Gentel Tippenhauer and brother about various methods of long range forecasting; Papers by Tippenhauer
Folder 20 T, 1928-1944. Includes Telkes, Maria - paper "Solar Energy" by Telkes describing various attempts to Utilize Solar Energy (also letters between Telkes & Abbot about solar utilization); The International Association of Torch Clubs and article by Dr. Abbot "Science A Harbinger of Peace"; Toronto, Univ. of - Letter of September 22, 1933 offering a degree of Doctor of Laws to Dr. Abbot and letters concerning trip to Toronto for this honor
Folder 1 U, 1927-1939. Includes United States Marine Corps - requesting Dr. Abbot give speech and letters making necessary arrangements; University - Broadcasting Council (request for 5 minute talk by Dr. Abbot; Manuscript of talk "The Effect of Solar Radiation on Weather" on February 16, 1937)
Folder 2 Van Nostrand Co., D. Includes Letters pertaining to the book "The Earth and The Stars" by Dr. C. G. Abbot & Dr. Mitchell which was published by this company.
Folder 3 V. Includes Vassar College - requesting Dr. Abbot give a lecture; Villaverde, Felipe - requesting translation rights for Dr. Abbot's books "The Sun" and "The Earth and The Stars"
Folder 4 Wa, 1928-1946. Includes Watkins, Mary A. (1928-1939) - Receipts of payments made to Mary Watkins (Dr. C. G. Abbot was Trustee of this Estate); Washington City Bible Society - Dr. Abbot accepted membership on Executive Committee; Walsh, Senator David D. - letters concerning Smithsonian Gallery of Art Commission; War Dept. & Army Air Forces (Confidential letters), 1945-1946. Dr. Abbot helped advise on methods of forecasting weather (over Japan) to help in struggle against Japan; Washington Board of Trade; Washington Society of Fine Arts - letters requesting Dr. Abbot's presence at various dinners.
Folder 5 Wetmore, Alexander, 1927-1947. Includes letters between Dr. Abbot and Dr. Wetmore while Dr. Abbot was Secretary and Dr. Wetmore Asst. Secretary and while Dr. Abbot was Research Asst. and Dr. Wetmore, Secretary. A few letters were written while Dr. Wetmore was on some type of expedition (Dominican Republic ?). Some letters referred to dinners while most concerned Dr. Wetmore's activities as Asst. and Acting Secretary.
Folder 6 We. Includes Weber, Dr. Sophus, 1948 - letters concerning Radiometer phenomena and Dr. Abbot's Radiometer; Wensel, H. T., 1939-1940 (Dr. Abbot's paper "Smithsonian Temperature Measurements" for the A.I.P. Temperature Symposium).
Folder 7 Wheeler, R. H., 1937-1938, 1941-1942, 1950. Includes lengthy letters between Dr. Abbot & Prof. Wheeler. Dr. Abbot acted somewhat like a critic on Dr. Wheeler's manuscript "climatic Cycles: A methodological Approach" and other papers, (also article "Climate & Human Behavior" by Wheeler) Dr. Abbot was frank about Wheeler's work and at times would suggest some one else look his papers over. Concerned Long Range Climate.
Folder 8 Wi, 1939. Includes Wilton - Letters pertaining to Dr. Abbot attending and giving speech at his home town's (Wilton, N. Hampshire) 200th Anniversary. Enclosed in letters is Dr. Abbots' manuscript "The Memorable Post"
Folder 9 Wn, 1932, 1943. Includes Wright, Orville - Letters requesting Dr. Abbot's presence at a memorial ceremony at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina in honor of Orville Wright.
Folder 10 Y. M. C. A., 1934-1940. Includes Dr. Abbot served on this organization's Board of Managers.
Folder 11 Y, 1935. Includes The Yale Review.
Magazines, Articles by Dr. C. G. Abbot
Folder 1 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Includes February 1927, p. 29, "Measurements of Solar Radiation and Their Interpretation" by Charles F. Marvin. In this article he criticized solar variation measurements and Dr. Abbot replied in issue of April 1927; February, 1934 - "Forecasts of Solar Variation" by Abbot; November 1935, "Solar Radiation & Weather Studies" and "Mt. St. Katherine, an excellent solar radiation station" Reviews, p. 277; December 1936, "Solar Variations are Real" by Abbot, p. 347; April 1940, "On Periodicities In Smithsonian Solar Constant Values" by Abbot, p. 156.
Folder 2 Nature Magazine. Includes July 29, 1920, "Solar Variation and the Weather," by Abbot, p. 678; April 29, 1939, p. 705, "Solar Variation and the Weather," by Abbot.
Folder 3 Science Magazine (articles). Includes March 23, 1923, p. 354, "Solar Eclipse of September 10" by Abbot; June 12, 1925, p. 610, "Weather Conditions at Sumatra" by C. Braak, & C. G. Abbot; October 2, 1925, p. 307, "Solar Variation and the Weather," Abbot; November 13, 1925, p. 426, "Solar Variation and the Weather," by Abbot; June 22, 1928, p. 634, "Variation In Solar Radiation," by C. G. Abbot; May 10, 1929, p. 504, "Further Observations of Stellar Energy Spectra," by Abbot; December 14, 1934, p. 543, "Energy Spectrum Measurements of the Hotter Stars," by Abbot.
Folder 3 Science Magazine (articles). Includes December 27, 1935, p. 623, "Periodic Solar Variation and Associated Weather Phenomena," by Abbot; May 22, 1936, p. 482, "Preliminary Study of Temperature Effects of Short Solar Fluctuations" Abbot; May 3, 1940, p. 417, "Presentation of The Charles Doolittle Walcott Medal and Honorarium To A. H. Westergaard" by C. G. Abbot; April 11, 1941, p. 351, "A Prophecy Fulfilled," by Abbot; July 2, 1943, p. 17, "Harvard Meteorological Studies, No. 6. Heat Transfer by Infrared Radiation in the Atmosphere" by C. G. Abbot; March 29, 1946, p. 407, "Correlation of Cycles In Weather, Solar Activity, Geomagnetic Values, and Planetary Configurations," by C. G. Abbot.
Folder 4 Papers & Magazines. Includes Pictorial California, March 1927, p. 11, article about Table Mt. Solar constant station; The Youth's Companion (March 18, 1920 "Wonderful Walter," p. 159, by C. G. Abbot; May 6, 1920, p. 271, "How Mr. Techman Surprised The Plumber," Abbot; October 14, 1920, p. 595, "How Many Stars Are There?," by C. G. Abbot; September 11, 1919, "How The Sun Makes Plants Grow"); Country Gentleman, p. 7, "Weather In Cycles," by Ben Hibbs, this article is about APO work; Today September 26, 1936, p. 8, "High Priest of The Sun" by G. Edward Pendray - article about Dr. Abbot; The Rotarian, March 1937, "What's The Weather Next Year?" by C. G. Abbot; The Sky (November 1937, p. 17, letter by Dr. Abbot; February 1939, p. 3, "The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory" by C. G. Abbot).
Folder 5 Magazines. Includes Electrical Engineer, p. 294, "Utilizing Heat From the Sun," by C. G. Abbot, July 1939; The Technology Review, p. 221, "A Life of Research," by C. G. Abbot, February 1927; The World Today, December 1935, p. 29, "Recent Advance In Weather Science". Origin of Storms, Long Range Forecasting, etc.," by C. G. Abbot; Science and Invention, June 1929, p. 107, article about Abbot; The Clevelander, December 1930, p. 11, "The Life of Science," by C. G. Abbot; California Monthly, November 1935, p. 9, "Looking At The Sun From Sinai," by Alfred F. Moore '08 (APO employee); The Military Engineer, p. 70, "Solar Radiation As A power Source," by C. G. Abbot; The Heating & Ventilating Engineer, p. 309, "Abbot's Solar Heat Collector," January 1937; Scientific American (August 1934, p. 79 & 107, Statement of Dr. Abbot's; June 1935, p. 285, "Personalities In Science," about Dr. Abbot; November 1937, p. 278, mentions Dr. Abbot; July 12, 1919, "Rotating Projectiles from Smooth-Bore Guns").
Folder 6 Monthly Weather Review. Includes March 1920, p. 147, "Discrepancies Between Angstrom and Smithsonian Instruments" by C. G. Abbot; January 1919, "The Solar Constant Station At Calama, Chile," by C. G. Abbot; February 1923, "Values of The Solar Constant, 1920-1922," by Abbot & colleagues; May 1926, "A New Proof of the Variability of the Sun, Based on the Mt. Wilson Observations" Abbot; Monthly Weather Review Supplement #27, July 1926 "Montezuma Pyrheliometry," by C. G. Abbot.
Folder 1 Pamphlets & Reprints by Abbot. Includes The Scientific Monthly (March 1946 "The Sun Makes The Weather"; June 1925 "Where Are The Stars?"; September 1926 "Religion And Man's Origin"; November 1946 "The Smithsonian In A World at War"; December 1926 "A Mountain Solar Observatory"; September 1940 "Utilizing Sun Rays"); Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society (December 1936, Volume 17 #12 "Solar Variations Are Real"; December 1940, Volume 21 # 21 "The Variation of the Sun and Weather"; March 1964 Volume 45 #3 "Precipitation at Nagpur India"); Science (August 5, 1949, Volume 110 #2849, "Precipitation Cycles"; Volume 78 #2032, "Sun-Spots and Weather"; Volume 45 #2478, June 26, 1942, "The Smithsonian Institution As An Illustration of Internationalism In Science"; Volume 96 #2497, November 6, 1942, "Smithsonian Enterprises"; Volume 104 #2693, August 9, 1946, "Astrophysical Contributions of the Smithsonian Institution"); Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (Volume 5, September 1919, "Recent Simultaneous Measurements of the Solar Constant of Radiation at Mt. Wilson, California, and Calama, Chile"; "Rotating Projectiles From Smooth - Bore Guns," September 1919, Volume 5; Volume 6, January 1920, "A New Method of Determining The Solar Constant of Radiation"; Volume 8 #7, "The Larger Results of 20 Years of Solar Radiation Observations," July 1922; Solar Variation, A Weather Element, Volume 56 #6, December 1966); The Astrophysical Journal (Volume 97, #1, January 1943, "Note on Dr. Sterne's Review of Volume VI of The Annals of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution"); The Yale Review, April 1927 "The Weather And Radiation"; The Journal of Solar Energy (Volume 1 #1, January 1957, "Weather And Solar Variation"; Volume II #1, January 1958, "Detailed Procedure Used in Abbot's Method of Long-Range Weather Forecasting"); The Bicentenary Number of the American Philosophical Societies Proceedings, Volume LXVI, 1927, "Accomplishments of Modern Astronomy"; Year Book 1937 of The American Philosophical Society "Carl Barus, 1856-1935"; Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society "Rainfall Variations"; Miscellaneous Smithsonian Articles ("Abbot's Solar Heat Collector"; "Studies of the Sun and Stars"; "Smithsonian Researches on Solar Radiation"; "Studying Sun Rays In Africa, Chile and California"; "As Langley Predicted, Experiments Show The Prolonged Influence of Solar Changes on Terrestrial Temperatures"; "Solar Variation and Weather - Review of Smithsonian Publication 4545"; "Electric Power From Sun Rays"; Smithsonian News Releases, 1936, 1939); Journal American Water Works Association, Volume 40 #7, July 1948, "The Sun And Precipitation"; Ohio State Univ. Bulletin, Volume XXXVI #3, September 15, 1931, "Solar Radiation"; Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences," Volume 70 #10, 1936 "Henry Larcom Abbot"; Special Applications and Methods "Smithsonian Temperature Methods"; Strahlentherapie, 1931 "Uber Temperaturen in Washington und Kurzperiodische Veranderungen in der Intensitat der Sonnenstrahlung"; "The Australian Solar Radiation Station"; Daily Science News Bulletin, December 28, 1922, "Who Will Promote Science?" Abbot; Booklets (Business Digest, April 1937, p. 7, "What's the Weather-Next Year," by Abbot; Journal of Chemical Education, March 1932, p. 416, "Solar Radiation," Abbot; The Scientific Monthly, August 1936, p. 108, "The Influence of Solar Variability on Weather," Abbot; Children of the American Revolution Magazine [March 1936, p. 5, "The Ward of Our Nation," by Abbot; March 1937, p. 8, "Using The Sun Rays, by Abbot]; Taylor Rochester 1st quarter, 1939, p. 24, "Solar Radiation Discoveries Indicate That Weather Repeats Itself Every 23 Years" -- about APO program; The Torch [Jan. 1935, p. 5, about Abbot; Oct. 1936, p. 61, para, about Abbot]; Science Digest, July 1939, p. 40, mentions Abbot; The Yale Review, Autumn 1935, "From C. G. Abbot"; The American Review of Reviews, p. 635, "The Smithsonian Institution at Work," by Abbot; Smithsonian Contributions To Astrophysics, Volume 3 #3, "The Solar Constant" by L. B. Aldrich & W. H. Hoover; The Astrophysical Journal [Volume L #4, November 1919, "On The Diffusing Action of The Sun's Gases As The Cause of The Apparently Sharp Solar Boundary," by Abbot; Volume LI #1, January 1920, "Observations of The Total Solar Eclipse of May 29, 1919," by Abbot; Volume XXXIII #2, March 1911, "The Pyrheliometric Scale," by Abbot & L. B. Aldrich; Volume XXXIII #3, April 1911, "The Value of The Solar Constant of Radiation," by Abbot & F. E. Fowle; Volume 93 #2, March 1941, "Frederick Eugene Fowle," by Abbot; Volume XII #1, July 1900, "A Preliminary Statement of The Results of the Smithsonian Observatory Eclipse Expedition," by Abbot; Volume XI #2, March 1900, "A Prison of Uniform Dispersion," Abbot & F. Fowle, Jr.; Volume LX, 1924 "Radiometer Measurements of Stellar Energy Spectra," by Abbot; Volume 82 #4, November 1935, "Charles Edward St. John," by Abbot; Volume XVIII, July 1903, "The Construction of A Sensitive Galvanometer For Spectrobolometric Purposes," by Abbot]; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science [Volume 19 #3, 3/33, p. 361, "Periodicities In Solar Variation," by Abbot & A. M. Bond; Volume 9 #6, June 1923, "The Solar Prelude of An Unusual Winter," by Abbot; Volume 6 #11, 11/1920, "New Observations on The Variability of the Sun," by Abbot; Volume #2, February 1920, "The Larger Opportunities For Research on The Relations of Solar and Terrestrial Radiaion, by Abbot; BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF (1) Henry Larcom Abbot; (2) Samuel Alfred Mitchell, by C. G. Abbot; Volume 56 #6, "Solar Variation A Weather Element," by Abbot]; National Geographic Magazine [February 1913, "Do Volcanic Explosions Affect Our Climate?," by Abbot; January 1926, "Measuring The Sun's Heat And Forecasting The Weather," by C. G. Abbot; October 1926, "Hunting and Observatory," by Abbot]; Quarterly Journal of The Royal Meteorological Society [Volume Lll #217, January 1926, "Measuring Sun Rays, by Abbot; Volume LXV #280, April 1939, "The Variations of The Solar Constant And Their Relation To Weather Reply to Paranjpe and Brunt," by C. G. Abbot]; Smithsonian Report for "Report on The Astrophysical Observatory" [1918; 1920; 1921; 1923; 1924; 1947; 1950; 1952]; 16) From "Explorations and Field Work of The Smithsonian Institution [1920 "Smithsonian Field-Work In Astrophysics"; 1923 "Field Work of The Astrophysical Observatory"; 1924 "Field Work of the Astrophysical Observatory In Chile, Arizona, & California"; 1926 "Field Work In Astrophysics"; 1929 "Observing The Energy of Sun Rays"; 1930 "Studying The Sun"]; Journal of Terrestrial Magnetism and Atmospheric Electricity, April 1928, #3, p. 149, "Variations of Solar Radiation, by Abbot; Physical Review, Volume V #26, August 1897, "On the Relation Between The Osomolic Pressure and The Vapor Pressure of Colutions," by A. A. Noyes & C. G. Abbot; The American Journal of Science, Volume II, 1896 "The Longitudinal Aberration of Prisms," , by Abbot & F. E. Fowle, Jr.; Transactions, Volume 95, 1931, p. 1013, paragraph by Abbot; A Supplement to the Geographical Review, Volume XIII #4, October 1923, p. 669, "Solar Radiation," by C. G. Abbot; Revista Geagrafica Tomo III, 1943, "Solar Variation and Weather"; Zvlastni Otisk, "Some Periodicities In Solar Physics And Terrestrial Meteorology," by C. G. Abbot, 1938; Journal of The Franklin Institute, June 1914 "The Radiation of The Sun," by C. G. Abbot; Gerlands Beitrage zur Geophysik, Bd. XVI Heft 4, Lepzig, 1927 "Smithsonian Solar Radiation Researches," by C. G. Abbot; "The 1900 Solar Eclipse Expedition of The Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution" publ. #1439; Bestimmung des osmotischen Druckles mittles Dampfdruckmessungen, by Arthur A. Noyes & C. G. Abbot; Sonderabdruck aus dem XLIV Jahresbericht des Sonnblick - Vereines, 1935 "Die Strahlungsmerstation der Smithsonian Institution auf dem Mt. St. Katherine," by C. G. Abbot; Comptes rendus des seances de l'Academie des Sciences CXXXI, p. 734, 1900 "Sur les derniers resultats obtenus dans l'etude de la partie infra-rouge du spectre solaire" by S. P. Langley.
Folder 2 Brochures by various authors. Includes brochures by Harry E. Homason - pertaining to Solar Energy Utilization; brochures by Kurt Wegener ["Verificacion Experimental de la Constante Solar"; "Die Wirkliche Solarkonstante"]; The Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume 12 #6, June 1941, "A Large Recording Spectrograph for the Infra-Red to 15u" by McAlister, Matheson & Sweeney; The Sun at Work - 3rd quarter 1961; "Solar Radiation Investigations In Michigan" by George A. Crabb, Jr.; "LaLengua Aymara, Hermona Mayor de la Quichua" by J. P. Harrington; "Atmospheric Phenomena At High Altitudes"; "Hydrology."
Series 13RADIATION MEASUREMENTS.
Folder 1 Solar Constant Data, 9/30/39 thru 12/31/45. In similar form as Table 4, Volume VII of Annals of The Astrophysical Observatory.
Folder 2 Solar Constant Data, 1/1/1953 thru 12/26/57. Similar form as Table 4, Volume VII of Annals.
Folder 3 Tyrone Data Sheets (1939-41-Only a few sheets). Includes "Dr. C. G. Abbot at A. P. 0. as Assistant and Director, 1895-1944," by C. G. Abbot.
Folder 4 Reports of APO - Contract #W44-109-qm-2015. Includes reports #'s 1 thru 10 Radiation measurements [# 1 Miami, December 31, 1947-August 31, 1948; # 2 Miami, September 1, 1948-December 31, 1948; # 3 Miami, January 1, 1949-February 28, 1949 Monntezuma; # 4 Miami & Montezuma, March 1 - April 30, 1949; # 5 Miami & Montezuma, May 1 - June 30, 1949; # 6 Miami & Montezuma, July 1 - August 31, 1949; # 7 Miami & Montezuma, September 1-October 31, 1949; # 8 Miami & Montezuma, November 1, 1949-January 31, 1950; # 9 Miami & Montezuma, February 1, 1950-April 30, 1950; #10 Miami & Montezuma, May 1 - July 31, 1950].
Folder 5 Reports of APO - Contract #W44-109-qm-2015. Includes reports #'s 11 thru 13 Radiation measurements [#11 Miami & Montezuma, August 1-October 31, 1950; #12 Miami & Montezuma, Nov. 1, 1950-Jan. 31, 1951; #13 Miami & Montezuma, Feb. 1, 1951-May 10, 1951].
Folder 6 Reports of APO Camp Lee Radiation Measurements. Includes #2 March 1946; #3 April 1946; #4 May 1946; #5 June 1956; #6 July 1946; #7 August 1946; #8 Sept. 1946; #9 Oct. 1946; #10 Nov. 1946; #11 December 1946; #12 Summary of Radiation measurements, July 15, 1945-March 1947; #13 Summary of Radiation measurements, April, May, June 1947; #14 Summary of Radiation measurements, July, August, September 1947; #15 Summary for October, November, December 1947 corrected values for December 1945 and Ultraviolet radiation, Jan.-Nov. 1947.
Folder 7 Contains Letters pertaining to Navigational Instruments that Dr. C. G. Abbot tried to develop for War Purposes. Includes "Report on Defense Project" by C. G. Abbot; Seeing Stars In Daylight-Navy Department; Report of Daylight Observations on Planets and Stars at Blue River Oregon, July 1941-Navy Dept.; Daylight Sky Brightness and Visibility of Stars at Various Altitude Above Sea Level; Second Report on Daylight Observation of Stars and Planets. Some Optical Details Navy; Tests of Pioneer Magnesyn Compass with Two & Three Indicators; Kollsman Telegon Compass; Airplane Course Recorder by C. G. Abbot; Adaption of Abbot's Airplane Course Recorder by Abbot.
Series 14INSTRUMENT COMPARISONS AND RADIATION TABLES.
Folder 1 Miami Pyranometer Comparisons. Includes Comparisons made between pyranometers & pyrheliometers during Jan. 15, 1948-June 11, 1948.
Folder 2 Miami Pyrheliometer Comparisons, 1947-48. Includes Comparisons between pyrheliometers.
Folder 3 Miami Radiation Charts, 1947-50
Folder 4 Montezuma, Chile Radiation Tables, 1948-50
Folder 5 Table Mt. & Montezuma Tables. Includes Table Mt. Tables giving U. V. (ultraviolet), VIS (visual) and IR (infra-red) areas - also tables giving Temperature & Relative Humidity Data, 1945; Montezuma 1945 solar constants, Tables of Temperatures & Relative Humidity, Tables of U.V., VIS., & IR areas. Also a few plate readings for places [24 = 5827; 32 = 4495; and 44 = 3567]; Tables of Solar constants during 1939-44 for M - Montezuma T - Table Mt. Ty - Tyrone.
Folder 6 Camp Lee, Va. - Pyranometry with Filters. Includes 1945 & a few readings from 1946.
Folder 7 Camp Lee Radiation Tables, 1945-48
Series 15PATENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS.
Folder 1 Patents: #2205378 Solar Flash Boilers; #2247830 Solar Heaters; #2460482 Solar Heat Collectors; # 2133649 Solar Heaters; #1946184 Solar Heaters; #2141330 Solar Distilling Apparatus
Folder 2 Inventions - Gun Camera, 1918
Folder 3 Patents (Letters) - Compass & Dip Indicator (General Elec. Co., 1919-1940)
Folder 4 Patents - Turbine Projectile - Letters, 1918-1921
Folder 5 Patents - Variable Speed Power Transmission Mechanism Drawings
Folder 6 Armed Services Depts., 1943 & 1945. Letters concern weather forecasting - necessary in battle against Japan.
Folder 7 Photomicrographs of Snow Crystals
Folder 8 Smithsonian Physical Tables Data - Fowle & Bond Letters between 1920-1925. Includes "Physical & Mechanical Properties of Nickel" by Dr. Paul D. Merica; Interlaboratory Photometric Comparisons of Gas Filled Tungsten Lamps" by W. E. Forsythe and F. E. Cady.
Folder 9 Solar Limb Darkening & Intensity Distribution In Continuous Spectrum
Folder 10 Water Stills, 1942-1943. Letters discussing Abbot's invention for distilling sea water to help stranded sailors.
Folder 11 Wexler, Jonathan, 1967. Letters about Wexler's project to use a computer to analyze temperature & precipitation values.
Folder 12 Wexler, Jonathan, 1967. Includes Letter from Abbot to Wexler telling of a Dr. Baur at the Univ. of Berlin who showed mathematically sun's variation causes weather changes; Letter to Sec. Ripley, 1967 from A. J. Drummond praising APO work and showing close agreement between APO solar constant value and value obtained by Eppley Lab. & Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Folder 13 Col. Allison R. Williams, 1943. Correspondence between Dr. Abbot & Col. Williams pertains to weather forecasting. Includes Tables of Precipitation (Predictions & event).
Folder 14 1968 Requests for article "Electric Power From Solar Radiation"
Folder 15 Monthly Weather Reports - Actinic Site, State College, New Mexico. Covers time period 1948-1951; Tables give Maximum & Minimum Temperatures, Barometric Pressure, Relative Humidity, Wind Velocity & Precipitation.
Series 16WEATHER DATA.
Folder 1 Climatological Data - Hawaii Section
Folder 2 Temperature & Precipitation Values - Foreign Stations
Folder 3 Predictions. Temperature or Precipitation Predictions for: Zikawie, No. wl; Vienna, No. 24, 25; Helsingsfors, No. 30; Greenwich, No. 36; Copenhagen #32-35.
Folder 4 Test of Periods. Test of periods having regard for change of phase at Vienna, Copenhagen & New Haven.
Folder 5 Large Graph of Copenhagen Temp. Possible Prediction & Event Type Graph.
Folder 6 Scratch Paper (Precipitation Tables)
Folder 7 Weather Data - South Florida. Blue Prints of Weather Data & Solar Radiation from the South Florida Test Service.
Series 17MISCELLANEOUS DATA SHEETS.
Folder 1 Miscellaneous Graphs. Includes Prediction & Event type graphs; Dr. Charles G. Abbot's Diploma as a member to the National Academy of Sciences of the U. S. of America.
Folder 2 Plates & Figures Volume VII of Annals of the APO, 1954
Folder 3 N. A. C. A. (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) Photographs
Folder 4 Cartoons by Abbot?
Folder 5 Bolometer Diagram
Folder 6 Camp Lee Data Sheets, 1945-46. Mixture of Total Radiation on Horizontal Surface, Vv Radiation on Surface 45 degree East, and Radiation on 45 degree South Surface.
Folder 7 U. S. Temperature Tables (Around 1965-71?)
Series 18WASTEBOOK CONTAINING NOTES BY ABBOT, 1961-1962.
Wastebook No. 168
Series 19CONSTANTS OF INSTRUMENTS, APO, CA. 1890's.
Constants of Instruments
Series 20PUBLICATIONS, SCRAPBOOK, BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION, BOOK OF TESTIMONIALS TO ABBOT, AND MISCELLANY.
Solar Constant Publications and Papers
Sun's Variation and Weather by C.G. Abbot. 32 Original Smithsonian Publications, 1942-1966
Miscellaneous Papers by C.G. Abbot, 1910-1917
Miscellaneous Papers by C.G. Abbot, 1919-1924
Reprints from Smithsonian Reports (by C.G. Abbot and others), 1936-1959
Reprints from Various Publications, by C.G. Abbot, 1926-1966
Retold Tales by C.G. Abbot, 1950. Includes stories and folk tales from the Far East that Abbot related to friends and colleagues.
Ten Years of Smithsonian Affairs, by Secretary C.G. Abbot, 1937. Report to Board of Regents.
Miscellaneous Papers by C.G. Abbot, 1925-1933
Miscellaneous Papers by C.G. Abbot, 1933-1941
Miscellaneous Papers by C.G. Abbot, 1933-1952
Miscellaneous Papers by C.G. Abbot, 1950-1961
The Scientific Tale of the Moon's Ever Rigid Face, by Josef Weisberger
Reprints from Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1903-1933
Data CO2 Assimilation by Earl S. Johnston
List of Apparatus and Correspondence (much of this concerns pyrheliometer), and Miscellaneous
Scrapbook, c. 1935-1965
Reprints from Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1935-1945
Book of Testimonials
Reprints from Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1945-1949
Reprints from Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1949-1955
Reprints from Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1955-1961
Reprints from Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1962-1969
Charles G. Abbot Interview Tape and Transcript, 1957
Weather Chart on Roll
The Boatswain's Story. Sheet music, words by F.E. Weatherly, music by J.L. Molloy.
Series 21BOLOGRAPHIC PLATES-ENERGY SPECTRUM SCANS, CA. 1927-1956 AND MISCELLANEOUS.
Photographic copies of 1034 Bolographic plates recording solar constant data taken at SAO's Table Mountain Station, 1927-1958
Medals. Includes Distinguished Service to the Great Lakes Exposition, James Smithson Medal, Henry Draper Medal, Robert Hutchings Goddard Medal, A Century of Weather Service Commemorative Coin, National Academy of Sciences Medal, Benjamin Count Rumford Medal, American Meteorological Society Medal and Joseph Henry Medal.
Glass Slides of Bolographic data and Bolometer.
Weather or precipitation charts from various cities, c. 1900-
Bibliography Card Index
Using the Archives' Collections