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Letter to Alexander Ramsay

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P689


At the time of this letter, Mark W. Harrington (1848-1926) was director of the Detroit (Michigan) Observatory where he worked on meteorology and astronomical research. He responded to a request of Alexander Ramsay (1822-1909), an editor, that he was agreeable to an exchange of issues of his own newly founded The American Meteorological Journal for meteorological and geographical issues of Ramsay's The Scientific Roll and Magazine of Systemized Notes. Harrington also noted that they shared the same challenge of insufficient funding but hoped that advertisements and subscriptions would keep his new journal afloat.


  • March 11, 1884


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1 folder (1 leaf)

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Physical Location

MS P689

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 87, part of the temporary collection "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."

Guide to the Mark W. Harrington Letter
Letter to Alexander Ramsay
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008
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Letter to Alexander Ramsay, MS P689, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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