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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.


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Memoir by fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

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