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Summary

Charles Greeley Abbot's recollections of over sixty years at the Smithsonian, including reminiscences of Secretaries Samuel P. Langley and Charles D. Walcott and other Smithsonian staff members; his work in solar radiation, solar power, and weather; his travels; happenings during his tenure as Secretary; and changes in Washington, D.C., over the years.

Subject

  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • South Yard
  • South Shed

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Memoir by fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

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(Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1958

Topic

  • Description and travel
  • Astrophysics
  • Architecture
  • Instruments
  • Secretaries
  • Employees
  • Solar collectors
  • Management
  • Observatories
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Solar energy
  • Grounds
  • Astronomy
  • Travel
  • Buildings
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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