Frederick E. Fowle, Jr

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Frederick E. Fowle, Jr., (1869-1940) was an editor of "Smithsonian Physical Tables", and a Research Assistant at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.


  • Fowle, Frederick E (Frederick Eugene) 1869-
  • Smithsonian Physical Tables
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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  • Frederick Eugene Fowle Jr. (1869-1940) began working at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory as a Junior Assistant (1894-1917), eventually becoming an Aide (1917-26), and later, a Research Assistant (1926-37). He was also an editor of the "Smithsonian Physical Tables."
  • "Smithsonian Physical Tables" was published by the Smithsonian Institution periodically beginning in 1852. Originally published in 1852, this classic reference source comprises of numerous tables of common physical and chemical data. The information provided is broad in scope. It is of general interest to scientists and engineers, and of particular interest to those involved with physics in its larger sense. In 2003, Knovel undertook the conversion of this publication into full-text searchable electronic format that makes data easily accessible.
  • This image was taken by Ruel P. Tolman, former Director of Smithsonian National Collection of Fine Arts and is included in a scrapbook of photographs of Smithsonian staff, grounds and buildings, exhibitions, and Washington, D.C. scenes (Section F).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7433, Box 3, Folder: Scrapbook A-N

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


August, 1935

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