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Biographical sketches of scientists at the Allegeny Observatory, including Samuel Pierpont Langley, who later was director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Secretary of the Smithsonian from 1887 to 1906.


Wagman, N. E


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Allegheny Observatory


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




  • Secretaries
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Secretariats

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Pp. 9-13

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