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Inventory of the Edwin Powell Hubble Papers, 1900-1989
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Scope and Contents

Boxes 1-8, HUB 1-90, 1097

Series 1: Manuscripts

Additional Note

Arranged alphabetically by author, the manuscripts consist primarily of Edwin Hubble's writings. The majority of Hubble's own manuscripts deal with scientific subjects. They include some unpublished articles about Adriaan van Maanen's work and papers discussing the history, philosophy, and nature of science. Also among the Hubble manuscripts are many of his public lectures on such topics as astronomy, smog, war preparedness, and fly-fishing.

Additional Note

Grace Hubble was a faithful chronicler of Hubble's life during their marriage and after his death. In diaries and journals, she described daily happenings at home in San Marino, Calif., and vacations in Colorado, Arizona, the East Coast, Great Britain, and Europe. These diaries discuss the Hubbles' activities, friends, acquaintances, and people they met on their travels. After Hubble's death, Mrs. Hubble prepared rough biographical memoirs of her husband. Divided into topical chapters, the notes and short essays include transcripts of some early Hubble correspondence which is not available elsewhere in the collection. These journals and memoirs supplement the more public record of Hubble's life provided by his own papers.
Also included with the manuscripts are several articles and poems about Hubble, written by family, friends, and colleagues: Helen Hubble Lane, Susan Ertz, Aldous Leonard Huxley, Anita Loos, Milton Humason, Nicholas Ulrich Mayall, and Edward John Moreton Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany.
Boxes 9-20, HUB 91-1031, 1083-88

Series 2: Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by author and addressee. Letters from one individual to another are ordered chronologically. Within the correspondence are scientific, routine business, and some personal letters written by and addressed to Edwin Hubble, letters to Grace Hubble primarily from literary and show business personalities the Hubbles knew socially, and letters of condolence upon the death of Hubble.

Additional Note

It appears that Hubble was hardly obsessed with saving his correspondence. Only a few letters from the 1920s and 30s survive, but many of these are scientifically important. Included in this group are letters to and from Harlow Shapley, Vesto Melvin Slipher, Willem de Sitter, Henry Norris Russell, Arthur Stanley Eddington, Joel Stebbins, and Otto Struve. There is also an important run of correspondence with Nicholas Ulrich Mayall dating from the early 1930s, regarding the surveys of galaxies made by the two men. Many of Hubble's later letters are carbon copies made from the files of the Mount Wilson Observatory; these letters date from the mid-1940s and are mainly routine. Hubble's only extant personal correspondence was addressed to his wife during 1942 and 1943 when Hubble worked at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland and Mrs. Hubble was still in California. The spotty nature of Hubble's own correspondence was explained by Mrs. Hubble: "He had a reticence that demanded privacy from the public."
Most of the personal correspondence in the collection is addressed to Grace Hubble, although a few letters are addressed to her husband. The Hubbles' social circle included a number of persons with whom Edwin Hubble was not professionally associated. Many of these individuals were English --some Edwin Hubble met at Oxford and some the Hubbles met in Hollywood in the 1930s. Friends and acquaintances with whom there is significant correspondence include the Robert Gore-Brownes, Sir Charles Richard Fairey, Henry Herbert Gordon Clark, Philip Henry Kerr (Lord Lothian), Sir Hugh Walpole, Aldous and Maria (Nys) Huxley, Harold Marsh and Fryniwyd Tennyson Jesse Harwood, Frieda (von Richtofen) Lawrence, George Arliss, and Anita Loos.
Boxes 21-22A and oversize folder, HUB 1032-1082, 1089-1096, 1098

Series 3: Photographs

Additional Note

HUB 1032-1050 and 1089-1096 are portraits and candids of Hubble, taken from his childhood to his last years at various places where he lived and worked. Photographs of Grace (Burke) Hubble are also included in this set. HUB 1051-1082 are photographs of other individuals associated with the Hubbles. Included are Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Aldous and Maria (Nys) Huxley, Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, etc. Edwin and Grace Hubble appear in several of these photographs.
A blue binder containing photocopies of the prints of the photographs is also included in the collection. When an asterisk appears on the list, at least one of the photographs described is in the folder of oversize photographs.
Boxes 23-28

Series 4: Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Included in the ephemera are reprints which consist primarily of Hubble's scientific articles, a scrapbook compiled by Grace Hubble which contains newspaper clippings and some other memorabilia chronicling Hubble's life from his high school years to his death, miscellaneous biographical material, magazine articles about Hubble, a scientific biography (in Russian) of Hubble, and Hubble's medals and awards
Box 29

Series 5: Logbooks

Scope and Content Note

Three logbooks of photographic plates taken by Hubble at Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
Hubble Addenda Boxes 1-5

Series 6: Astronomical Working Papers

Scope and Content Note

This section contains almost complete documentation for Hubble's three papers on cepheids (Messier 31, Messier 33, and N.G.C. 6822) published from 1925 to 1929, for his 1930 paper, "The Distribution of Luminosity in Elliptical Nebulae," and for his 1934 paper on the distribution of galaxies in space. Much of the data Hubble compiled in checking Adriaan van Maanen's conclusions concerning the angular rotations of spiral nebulae is also here. There are a few finding charts for clusters of galaxies which were utilized in Hubble's calculation of the velocity-distance relation among extragalactic nebulae. In addition, several star charts and other telescopic photographs have been preserved. The astronomical working papers were organized with the assistance of Dr. Allan Sandage, a former colleague of Hubble's and astronomer at the Carnegie Observatories. The papers have been arranged chronologically according to the particular scientific paper produced from them. The data for each paper is randomly ordered, but the verso of each piece has been numbered in pencil.

Container List

 

Manuscripts

Box Box 1

Manuscripts: A - Hubble, E. P. (A - H) (HUB 1-34, 277)

 

HUB 1 James Robert Allen. Abysms of Space and Time (Dedicated to Edwin Hubble): [Poem]. 1924?<>1935.

 

HUB 2 Edward Conn. Hubble: [Poem]. <Oct. 3, 1938.

 

HUB 3 Susan Ertz. E. H. [Edwin Hubble]. [1954?].

 

HUB 277 Max Farrand. [Notes on Caltech commencement address, ?Experiment and Experience,? 1938, by Edwin Powell Hubble].

 

HUB 4 Franklin Institute. Report No. 3063, Investigating the Work of Doctor Edwin Hubble of Pasadena, California [and awarding Hubble the Franklin Medal]. Jan. 11, 1939.

 

HUB 5 W. Parmer Fuller, Jr. To Grace [(Burke) Hubble: Itinerary of High Sierra trip, 1932]. Dec. 6, 1960.

 

HUB 6 [William Michael Herbert Greaves]. [Remarks introducing Edwin Powell Hubble, Robert Cormack Lecturer, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, May 11, 1953].

 

HUB 7 Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. A Plan for Studies Toward a History of English Culture, 1485-1660. 1937.

 

HUB 8 Michael [A.] Hoskin. Edwin Hubble and the Existence of External Galaxies. [1968].

 

HUB 9 Edwin [Powell] Hubble. Aid to Britain. Address, Riviera Country Club, Oct. 16, 1940, for the William Allen White Committee

 

HUB 10 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Angular Rotations of Spiral Nebulae: [An analysis of the measurements of Adriaan van Maanen]. Abridged version published in Astrophysical Journal 81 (1935): 334-335.

 

HUB 11 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Cepheids in Spiral Nebulae. Published in Popular Astronomy 33 (1925): 252-255 and in Observatory 48 (1925): 139-142.

 

HUB 12 E[dwin] P[owell] H[ubble]. Civilian Scientists and the Ballistic Research Laboratory. [1942?].

 

HUB 13 [Edwin Powell] Hubble. Comments on Plate Holder and Knife Edge: [Outline]. Feb. 1948.

 

HUB 14 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Direct Surveys with the 48-inch Schmidt: [Outline of observing program]. [1947?].

 

HUB 15 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Dispersion in Counts of Nebulae. [1937<>1953].

 

HUB 16 Edwin [Powell] Hubble. The Dispersion in the Distribution of Extragalactic Nebulae. [1936<>1953].

 

HUB 17 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Distinction Between the Manner in Which a Star Image and the Image of a Nebulous Spot Builds up on the Photographic Plate. [Aug. 1924].

 

HUB 18 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Early References to Fly-Fishing. [c. 1950].

 

HUB 19 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. [Early References to Fly-Fishing: translation of Aelian?s passage on fly-fishing from his Natural History]. [c. 1950].

 

HUB 20 E[dwin] P[owell] H[ubble]. English Science in the Renaissance. Notes used at a symposium at the Huntington Library on the period of the Renaissance in England. [>Aug. 1937].

 

HUB 21 E[dwin P[owell] H[ubble]. English Science (1476-1660). Synopsis of talk at the Huntington Library symposium on the history of English culture. [1937].

 

HUB 22 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. [Examination in Latin Prose for Rhodes Scholarship, 1st draft]. [1910?].

 

HUB 23 Edwin [Powell] Hubble. Experiment and Experience. Commencement Address, California Institute of Technology, June 10, 1938; published in his The Nature of Science,pp. 36-48 (San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library, 1954).

 

HUB 24 Edwin [Powell] Hubble. The Exploration of Space. Given in winter of 1928-1929 at Carnegie Institution of Washington; published in abbreviated form in Harpers magazine, 1929.

 

HUB 25 Edwin [Powell] Hubble. Exploration of Space. Unpublished notes, not edited, of ?Principle Address at Johns Hopkins on the Quattrocentennial of Copernicus,? Feb. 21?, 1943.

 

HUB 26 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. The Explorations of Space. Radio Broadcast, New York Philharmonic Symphony Program, Nov. 18, 1945.

 

HUB 27 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Exploring with the 200 inch Telescope. British Broadcasting Corporation Popular Programme, 1948.

 

HUB 28 [Edwin Powell] Hubble. Extragalactic Research with the 200-inch Reflector. 1946.

 

HUB 29 Edwin [Powell] Hubble. First Photographs with the 200-inch Hale Reflector. Published under the title, ?First Photographs with the 200-inch Hale Telescope,? in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 61 (1949): 121-124.

 

HUB 30 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. First Photographs with the 200-inch Hale Telescope. For Scientific American, Sep. 1949.

 

HUB 31 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. [First test photographs with 200-inch Hale telescope]. Mar. 2, 1949.

 

HUB 32 Edwin [Powell] Hubble. Founder?s Day, 1952. Introducing Dr. Pomfret. Address, Huntington Library, Feb. 25, 1952.

 

HUB 33 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. [Francis Bacon]. Unfinished notes for a talk at California Institute of Technology, Jan. 13, 1942.

 

HUB 34 [Edwin Powell Hubble]. Herschel?s 40-foot [telescope]. [1925<>1953].

Box Box 2

Manuscripts: Hubble, E. P. (I P) (HUB 35-38)

Box Box 3

Manuscripts: Hubble, E. P. (R Y) (HUB 49-71)

Box Box 4

Manuscripts: Hubble, G. B. (Diaries) (HUB 72-74)

 

HUB 72 [Travel diaries for trips to Arizona, the Sierra Nevada, and the East Coast; and diary of daily events at home in San Marino, California], 1928-1941, 282 pp.

 

HUB 73 [Travel diaries for trips to Arizona and the Sierra Nevada, etc.; and diary of daily events at home in San Marino], 1929-1937, 285 pp.

 

HUB 74 Travels [to the Eastern U.S., England, and Europe], 1934, 235 pp.

Box Box 5

Manuscripts: Hubble, G. B. (Diaries) (HUB 75-77)

 

HUB 75 Travel diary [of trips to England and the Eastern U.S.], 1936-1937, 249 pp.

 

HUB 76 [Diary of daily events at home in San Marino], 1937-1939, 205 pp.

 

HUB 77 [Diary of daily events at home in San Marino, fishing trip to Colorado, and Edwin Powell Hubble's trip to the Eastern U.S.], 1939-1940, 288 pp.

Box Box 6

Manuscripts: Hubble, G. B. (Diaries) (HUB 78-81)

 

HUB 78 [Diary of daily events at home in San Marino, and on Colorado fishing trips], 1941-1946, 227 pp.

 

HUB 79 [Travel diary of trips to England and Europe], 1948, 181 pp.

 

HUB 80 Travel journal [of trips to the Eastern U.S., England, and France], 1950, 181 pp.

 

HUB 81 [Travel diary of trip to England; and diary of daily events at home in San Marino], 1953, 179 pp.

Box Box 7

Manuscripts: Hubble, G. B. (Biographical Memoir) (HUB 82(1-9))

 

HUB 82(1) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Family History, 9 pp.

 

HUB 82(2) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: University of Chicago, 1906-1910, 1914-1917,11 pp.

 

HUB 82(3) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Oxford University, 1910-1913, 35 pp.

 

HUB 82(4) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: World War I, 19 pp.

 

HUB 82(5) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: World War II, 128 pp.

 

HUB 82(6) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: The Missing Years, 1919-1933, 1940-1941, 1945-1946, 1948-1952, 53 pp.

 

HUB 82(7) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: The Astronomer, 78 pp.

 

HUB 82(8) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Bibliography, 28 pp.

 

HUB 82(9) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Characteristics, 74 pp.

Box Box 8

Manuscripts: Hubble, G. B. (Biog. Memoir) - Z (HUB 82(10-17)-90, 1097)

 

HUB 82(10) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: High Sierra, Grand Canyon, 11 pp.

 

HUB 82(11) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Lecturer, 39 pp.

 

HUB 82(12) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Library, 59 pp.

 

HUB 82(13) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Quotations, 39 pp.

 

HUB 82(14) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: September, 1953 [Death], 5 pp.

 

HUB 82(15) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Writing and Style, 9 pp.

 

HUB 82(16) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Nicolas Copernicus (cat), 10 pp.

 

HUB 82(17) EDWIN POWELL HUBBLE, A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR BY GRACE BURKE HUBBLE: Some People [Sir Arthur Eddington, Albert Einstein, Sir James Jeans, Sir Hugh Walpole, etc.], 31 pp.

 

Correspondence

Additional Note

(persons represented by five or more pieces or significant items listed below)
Box Box 9

Correspondence: A - Be (HUB 91-170)

 

HUB 111-117 American Philosophical Society. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1950-1951. 7 letters and telegrams

 

HUB 122-134 Arliss, George. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1933-1944. 13 A.Ls.S.

 

HUB 135-142 Arliss, George. To Grace (Burke) Hubble & Edwin Powell Hubble. 1931-1945. 8 letters

Box Box 10

Correspondence: Bi - D (HUB 171-251)

 

HUB 182-187 Bryan, Sue. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1949-1954. 6 letters.

 

HUB 216-220 Carnegie Institution of Washington. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1959-1967. 5 Ls.S. (typewritten).

Box Box 11

Correspondence: E - Hart-Davis (HUB 252-276, 278, 280-314)

 

HUB 266-272 Fairey, Sir Charles Richard. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1950-1953. 7 letters and telegrams.

 

HUB 292-297 Gore-Browne, Robert Francis. To Grace (Burke) Hubble & Edwin Powell Hubble. 1940-1945. 6 A.Ls.S. Description of service with British Intelligence in France before its fall, in North Africa (including Egypt). at the Teheran Conference, and during the invasion of Italy.

Box Box 12

Correspondence: Harwood - Hoyle (HUB 315-394)

 

HUB 315-333 Harwood, Fryniwyd Tennyson (Jesse). To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1935-1958. 19 letters.

 

HUB 334-339 Harwood, Fryniwyd Tennyson (Jesse). To Grace (Burke) Hubble & Edwin Powell Hubble. 5 Ls.S. (typewritten).

 

HUB 343, 346-360 Harwood, Harold Marsh. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1935-1958. 16 letters.

 

HUB 380-388 Hoskin, Michael A. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1967-1971. 9 Ls.S.

Box Box 13

Correspondence: Hubble, E. P. (A - H) (HUB 395-489)

 

HUB 395-401 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To American Philosophical Society. 1950-1951. 7 letters and telegrams.

 

HUB 414 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Vannevar Bush. 1945, Sep. 10. Views on administration and scientific investigation at the Mount Wilson Observatory.

 

HUB 457-488 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1938<>1953, Oct. 28. 28 A.Ls.S. & 4 telegrams. Because Hubble and his wife were rarely separated and because Hubble was a private person, these letters written from the Aberdeen Proving Ground are among the few that provide an insight into Hubble's relationship with his wife.

Box Box 14

Correspondence: Hubble, E. P. (I - N) (HUB 490-574)

 

HUB 509-558 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Nicholas Ulrich Mayall. 1932-1953. 50 letters.

Box Box 15

Correspondence: Hubble, E. P. (O - Z) (HUB 575-666)

 

HUB 591 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Nicholas Roosevelt. 1951, Nov. 20. Copernican theory and the Catholic Church.

 

HUB 606-610 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Charles Donald Shane. 1948-1952. 5 letters.

 

HUB 611-612 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Harlow Shapley. 1924, Feb. 19, Aug. 25. New cepheid variables and photographic period-luminosity curve worked up from the Magellanic Clouds.

 

HUB 616 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Willem de Sitter. 1930, Aug. 21. Considers velocity-distance relation, its formulation, testing, and confirmation, and discussion of de Sitter's modifications.

 

HUB 620 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Vesto Melvin Slipher. 1923, July 24. Wants comments on his preliminary system of nebular classification.

 

HUB 629-634 Hubble, Edwin Powell. To Joel Stebbins. 1925-1947. 6 letters.

Box Box 16

Correspondence: Hubble, G. B. - K (HUB 667-745, 1083)

 

HUB 673-674 Huxley, Aldous Leonard. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1948-1949.

 

HUB 675-680 Huxley, Aldous Leonard. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1944-1963. 6 letters.

 

HUB 681-704, 1083 Huxley, Maria (Nys). To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1938-1953. 25 letters. The Huxley letters describe the lives of the Huxleys and their friends, Gerald Heard and Anita Loos.

 

HUB 733-739 Kerr, Philip Henry, 11th Marquess of Lothian. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 4 letters & 3 telegrams.

Box Box 17

Correspondence: L - Mar (HUB 746-807, 1088)

 

HUB 759-793 Loos, Anita. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1936-1961. 36 letters. Chatty letters about the Huxleys, show business personalities such as Carol Channing, life in Hollywood and New York City.

Box Box 18

Correspondence: May - P (HUB 808-892)

 

HUB 808-827 Mayall, Nicholas Ulrich. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1933-1953. 20 letters.

 

HUB 828-832 Mayall, Nicholas Ulrich. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1953-1967. 4 letters and 1 note.

Box Box 19

Correspondence: Q - S (HUB 893-965)

 

HUB 919 Russell, Henry Norris. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1924, Dec. 12. Congratulations on "Cepheids in Spiral Nebulae" which won Hubble the second American Astronomical Society prize.

 

HUB 937 Shapley, Harlow. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1932, May 17. Comments on Hubble's paper on globular clusters.

 

HUB 942 Sitter, Willem de. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1932, Nov. 7. Comments on Hubble's paper on globular clusters in M31.

 

HUB 956 Stebbins, Joel. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1925, Feb. 16. Relating some incidents of the award of the second American Astronomical Society prize to Hubble.

Box Box 20

Correspondence: T - Z (HUB 279, 966-1031)

 

HUB 988-1002 Walpole, Sir Hugh Seymour. To Grace (Burke) Hubble. 1934-1941. 15 letters.

 

HUB 1021-1027 Yale University. Committee on the Hepsa Ely Silliman Lectures. To Edwin Powell Hubble. 1934-1936. 7 Ls.S. (typewritten).

 

Photographs

Additional Note

Where an asterisk appears on the list, at least one of the photographs described is not located in the box indicated, but in the folder of oversize photographs.
Box Box 21

Photographs of Edwin Powell Hubble: (HUB 1032-1039)

 

HUB 1032* 3 studio portraits. Carmel, 1931.

 

HUB 1033 12 portraits. c.1906-1950.

 

HUB 1034 1 portrait. London, 1936.

 

HUB 1035* 9 candids. 1930-1953.

 

HUB 1036 3 snapshots fishing. 1932-c.1945.

 

HUB 1037 1 with his cousins. c.1900.

 

HUB 1038* 4 at the University of Chicago. 1906-1910.

 

HUB 1039* 6 at Oxford University. 1910-1913.

Box Box 21A

Photographs of Edwin Powell Hubble: (HUB 1040-1045)

 

HUB 1040 2 around World War I. c.1919.

 

HUB 1041 1 with his sister during World War I. c.1918.

 

HUB 1042* 8 making astronomical observations. 1923-1950.

 

HUB 1043 8 at the Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen, Md. 1942-1945.

 

HUB 1044 26 of the Ballistic Research Laboratories, Aberdeen, Md. 1942-1945.

 

HUB 1045 6 of rented house on Spesutie Island, Md. 1942-1945

Box Box 21A

Photographs of Grace (Burke) Hubble (HUB 1046-1047)

 

HUB 1046 10 candids. 1910-c.1950.

 

HUB 1047 1 studio portrait. Carmel, 1931.

Box Box 22

Photographs of Grace (Burke) Hubble: (HUB 1048-1069)

 

HUB 1048 15 with Edwin Powell Hubble. 1924-1952.

 

HUB 1049 9 of Nicolas Copernicus Hubble (cat). c.1947.

 

HUB 1050* 3 of house in San Marino. c.1930.

 

HUB 1051 2 of George Arliss. c.1938.

 

HUB 1052 4 of Betty or Gary Baldwin with the Hubbles. 1933-1937.

 

HUB 1053* 1 of portrait of Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy. c.1935.

 

HUB 1054 1 of Walter Elias Disney, Edwin Powell Hubble, and Sir Julian Huxley. 1940.

 

HUB 1055 1 of portrait of Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, by Augustus John. c.1935?

 

HUB 1056 1 of Albert Einstein, Edwin Powell Hubble, Walter Mayer, Walter Sydney Adams [and others]. Mt. Wilson, 1931.

 

HUB 1057 1 of Albert Einstein, Edwin Powell Hubble, and Walter Sydney Adams at the 100-inch Hooker Telescope. Mt. Wilson, 1931.

 

HUB 1058 1 of Albert Einstein, Edwin Powell Hubble, Charles Edward St. John, Walter Sydney Adams, Albert Abraham Michelson, William Wallace Campbell [and others] at the Athenaeum, California Institute of Technology. Pasadena, 1931, Jan. 15.

 

HUB 1059 1 of Albert Einstein, Charles Edward St. John, and Walter Mayer at the 150-foot Solar Tower Telescope. Mt. Wilson, 1931.

 

HUB 1060 1 of Edward Curtis Franklin and Edwin Powell Hubble. 1931.

 

HUB 1061 2 of Edwin Powell Hubble [with others] at award of Franklin Medal. 1939, May 17.

 

HUB 1062 1 of F. Parmer Fuller, Adaline Fuller, Edwin Powell Hubble, and Grace (Burke) Hubble on camping trip. 1932.

 

HUB 1063 1 of Henry Herbert Gordon-Clark fishing on the River Test. 1935

 

HUB 1064 1 of Robert Francis Gore-Browne, Agnes Margaret (Elias) Gore-Browne, Edwin Powell Hubble, and Grace (Burke) Hubble.

 

HUB 1065 1 of Harold Marsh Harwood and Fryniwyd Tennyson (Jesse) Harwood. c.1935?

 

HUB 1066 2 of the Trustees of the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. 1939, July 20.

 

HUB 1067* 3 portraits of Aldous Leonard Huxley. c.1942-1953?

 

HUB 1068 1 of Aldous Leonard Huxley, Christopher Isherwood, John Emerson, and Edwin Powell Hubble. c.1935?

 

HUB 1069 2 of Aldous Leonard Huxley and Edwin Powell Hubble. c.1935?

Box Box 22A

Photographs (HUB 1070-1082, 1089-1096, 1098)

 

HUB 1070 1 of Maria (Nys) Huxley. 1949.

 

HUB 1071 1 of Aldous Leonard Huxley, Maria (Nys) Huxley, Edwin Powell Hubble, Grace (Burke) Hubble, Christopher Isherwood, and John Emerson. c.1935?

 

HUB 1072 1 of Aldous Leonard Huxley, Maria (Nys) Huxley, and their niece from Paris, Sophie.

 

HUB 1073 1 of Sir James Hopwood Jeans and Edwin Powell Hubble at the 100-inch Hooker Telescope. Mt. Wilson, 1931?

 

HUB 1074 1 of Guy Knowles, from a painting by Sir Gerald Kelly.

 

HUB 1075 1 of Frieda (von Richtofen) Lawrence. Taos, New Mex., c.1952.

 

HUB 1076 2 of sketches of Anita Loos, one by Rene BouchT, and one by Douglas Matthew Davis.

 

HUB 1077 1 of Ramon Novarro, Edwin Powell Hubble, William Harrison Hayes, and two unidentified persons. c.1935?

 

HUB 1078 1 of Richard Chance Tolman and Edwin Powell Hubble, with model of proposed 200-inch telescope for the California Institute of Technology. Pasadena, 1931, June 15.

 

HUB 1079 1 of Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole. 1935, Dec

 

HUB 1080 33 of scenery, taken on trips to Arizona, Colorado, England, and the Sierra Nevada of California. 1929-1953.

 

HUB 1081 1 photograph of a prospector and a priest outside San Xavier del Bach Mission near Tucson, Ariz.

 

HUB 1082 13 miscellaneous photographs.

 

HUB 1089 1 snapshot of Edwin Powell Hubble taken in Shelbyville, Ky. c.1910.

 

HUB 1090 1 of Edwin Powell Hubble with brother William. Shelbyville, Ky., c.1910.

 

HUB 1091 1 of Edwin Powell Hubble with brother William, sister Lucy, and a niece on the porch of the Barringer home in Shelbyville, Ky. c.1910.

 

HUB 1092 3 of Edwin Powell Hubble from the pages of The Senior Blotter, the 1914 yearbook of New Albany High School.

 

HUB 1093 1 of Edwin Powell Hubble looking through a small refracting telescope in the driveway of the Roberts home in New Albany, Ind. c.1914.

 

HUB 1094 1 of Edwin Powell Hubble with members of the Roberts family. New Albany, Ind. c.1914.

 

HUB 1095 1 of Edwin Powell Hubble with Jack Roberts in Wyandotte Cave, Harrison County, Ind. c.1914.

 

HUB 1096 8 of Edwin Powell Hubble with companions on hiking trips around southern Indiana. c.1914.

 

HUB 1098 1 of pages 156-157 from Edwin Powell Hubble's first logbook of plates taken with the 100-inch Hooker Telescope (in Box 29). Page 157 contains Hubble's note of the discovery of a cepheid variable in M31.

 

Ephemera

Box Box 23

Reprints and Journal Articles by Edwin Powell

Box Box 23, Folder Folder 1

A-D

 

Angular Rotations of Spiral Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs., 22: 191-92 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 81: 334-35, 1935).

 

The Award of the Bruce Gold Medal to Professor Alfred Fowler (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 46: 87-93, 1934).

 

The Brightest Variable Stars in Extragalactic Nebulae. I. M31 and M33. Mt. Wilson and Palomar Obs.Reprint No. 107 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 118: 353-61, 1953).

 

The Color of the Nebulous Stars. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 187 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 52: 8-22, 1920).

 

The Direction of Rotation in Spiral Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 674 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 97: 112-18, 1943).

 

The Distribution of Extra-Galactic Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 485 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 79: 8-76, 1934).

 

Distribution of Luminosity in Elliptical Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 398 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 71: 231-76, 1930).

 

The Distribution of Nebulae (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 43: 282-84, 1931).

Box Box 23, Folder Folder 2

E

 

Effects of Red Shifts on the Distribution of Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 557 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 84: 517-54, 1936).

 

Effects of Red Shifts on the Distribution of Nebulae. Communications to the National Academy of Sciences No. 120 (Reprinted from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 22: 621-27, 1936).

 

The Exploration of Space, A Radio Talk, U.S. Rubber Co., 1945.

 

Explorations in Space: The Cosmological Program for the Palomar Telescopes. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 95 (5): 46-70, 1951 (Also reprinted as Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories Reprint No. 55).

 

Explorations in the Realm of the Nebulae (Reprint from Cooperation in Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington, No. 501, pp. 99-102, 1938).

 

Extra-Galactic Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 324 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 64: 321-69, 1926).

Box Box 23, Folder Folder 3

F-K

 

First Photographs with the 200-Inch Hale Telescope. Mt. Wilson and Palomar Obs. Reprint No. 4 (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 61: 121-24, 1949).

 

Five Historic Photographs from Palomar. Scientific American, 181 (5): 32-39, Nov. 1949 (also in Spanish).

 

From Our Home on Earth. The Land, 5: 145-47, 1946.

 

A General Study of Diffuse Galactic Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 241 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 56: 162-99, 1922).

Box Box 23, Folder Folder 4

L-M

 

The Law of Red-Shifts. Mt. Wilson and Palomar Obs. Reprint No. 131 (Reprinted from Monthly Notices of the R.A.S., 113: 658-66, 1953).

 

The Luminosity Function of Nebulae. Mt. Wilson and Palomar Obs. Reprint Nos. 548-49 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 84: 158-79, 270-95, 1936).

 

Messier 87 and Belanowsky's Nova (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 35: 261-63, 1923).

 

The Motion of the Galactic System Among the Nebula (Reprinted from Journal of the Franklin Institute,228: 131-42, 1939). Also a copy of the Journal.

Box Box 23, Folder Folder 5

N

 

N.G.C. 6822, A Remote Stellar System. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 304 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 62: 409-33, 1925).

 

The Nature of the Nebulae (Reprinted from the Smithsonian Report for 1938, pp. 137-48).

 

The Nebulous Envelope Around Nova Aquilae No. 3. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 335 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 66: 59-63, 1927) (With John Charles Duncan).

 

Nebulous Objects in Messier 31 Provisionally Identified as Globular Clusters; The Surface Brightness of Threshold Images. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. Nos. 452-53 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 76: 44-69, 106-16, 1932).

 

The New Stellar Systems in Sculptor and Fornax (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 51: 40-44, 1939) (With Walter Baade).

 

Non-Galactic Nebulae (Abstract) (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 38: 258-60, 1926).

 

Nova Z Centauri (1895) and N.G.C. 5253 (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 34: 292-93, 1922) (With Knut Lundmark).

Box Box 23, Folder Folder 6

O-P

 

O'er the Ramparts We Watch. Text of an address...before the American Legion, Pasadena, California, Armistice Day, 1941.

 

On the Curvature of Space. News Service Bulletin No. 13, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1929.

 

Our Sample of the Universe. Supplementary Publications, No. 33, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1937. Also another copy (Reprinted from the Scientific Monthly, 45: 481-93, 1937).

 

Photographic Investigations of Faint Nebulae. Publications of the Yerkes Observatory, 4: 69-85, 1920 (Ph.D. dissertation).

 

Preliminary Estimate of the Distance of the Coma Cluster of Nebulae (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 41: 247-48, 1929).

 

The Problem of the Expanding Universe. American Scientist, 30: 99-115, 1942.Also two other copies (Reprinted from the Smithsonian Report for 1942, pp. 119-32; from the Scientific Monthly, 56: 15-30, 1943).

 

Reprints and Journal Articles by Edwin Powell Hubble (R-Z) -- Miscellaneous

Box Box 24, Folder Folder 1

R

 

Red Shifts and the Distribution of Nebulae (Reprinted from Monthly Notices of the R.A.S., 97: 506-13, 1937) (two copies).

 

Red-Shifts in the Spectra of Nebulae, being the Halley Lecture delivered on 8 May 1934. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1934 (three copies).

 

A Relation Between Distance and Radial Velocity Among Extra-Galactic Nebulae. Communications to the National Academy of Sciences, No. 105 (Reprinted from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 15: 168-73, 1929).

 

The Role of Science in a Liberal Education. In The Wiley Bulletin, Dec. 1941 (Excerpted from address given at Stanford University).

Box Box 24, Folder Folder 2

S

 

The Source of Luminosity of Galactic Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs., No. 250 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 56: 400-38, 1922).

 

The Spectrum of N.G.C. 1499 [and other short articles] (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific,32 (No. 185): 155-56, 1920).

 

A Spiral Nebula as a Stellar System, Messier 31. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 376 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 69: 103-58, 1929) (two copies, one with notes and markings by Hubble).

 

The Spiral Nebula as a Stellar System, Messier 33. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 310 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 63: 236-74, 1929).

 

The Structure of the Universe -- A Clue. News Service Bulletin Nos. 8,9, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1929.

 

The Super-Nova in the Virgo Cluster (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 48: 108-10, 1936) (With Glenn Moore).

 

Supernovae (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 53, 1941).

Box Box 24, Folder Folder 3

T-Z

 

Twelve New Planetary Nebulae (Reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 33: 174-75, 1921).

 

Two Methods of Investigating the Nature of the Nebular Red-Shift. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 527 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 82: 302-37, 1935).

 

The 200-Inch Hale Telescope and Some Problems It May Solve (Reprinted from the Smithsonian Report for 1949, pp. 175-88; also another copy, reprinted from Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific, 59: 153-67, 1947).

 

The Variable Nebula N.G.C. 2261 (Two copies, reprinted from Astrophys. J., 44: 190-97, 1916)

 

The Velocity-Distance Relation Among Extra-Galactic Nebulae. Contrib. Mt. Wilson Obs. No. 427 (Reprinted from Astrophys. J., 74: 43-80, 1931)(With Milton L. Humason).

 

The Velocity-Distance Relation for Isolated Extra-Galactic Nebulae. Communications to the National Academy of Sciences No. 116 (Reprinted from Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 20: 264-68, 1934).

 

The Ways of Science; an address given at Commencement, June 1936. Occidental College Bulletin, New Series, 14, 1936).

Box Box 24, Folder Folder 4

Mayall, Nicholas Ulrich

 

Edwin Powell Hubble, 1889-1953, A Biographical Memoir. New York, London, Columbia University Press, 1970 (Reprinted from Biographical Memoirs, National Academy of Sciences, 41).

Box Box 24, Folder Folder 5

U.S. Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. Ballistic Research Laboratories

 

Some Recent Advances in Ballistics (Two copies, reprinted from J. Applied Physics, 16: 773-80, 1945).

 

Tracking Telescope Fundamentals, by James B. Edson. Report No. 672.

 

Spatial Triangulation by Means of Photogrammetry, by H. Schmid. Report No. 784.

 

Error Theory of Intersection Photogrammetry, by H. Schmid. Report No. 785.

 

On the Pure Rolling Motion of Winged and/or Finned Missiles in Varying Supersonic Flight, by John D. Nicolaides and Ray E. Bolz. Report No. 799

 

Notes on the Optical Horizon for Determination of the Vertical for Guided Missiles, by Dirk Reuyl, D. James Davis, & Laura Ewalt. Memorandum Report No. 512.

 

The High-Speed Flexible-Throat Supersonic Wind Tunnel. c.1948.

Box Box 24, Folder Folder 6

Miscellaneous Reprints and Reports (10 items)

Box Box 25

Biographical Material

Box Box 25, Folder Folder 1

Biographical Material -- E.P.H.

Box Box 25, Folder Folder 2

Books -- Announcements, Reviews, etc. -- E.P.H.

Box Box 25, Folder Folder 3

Invitations, Programs, etc. -- E.P.H.

Box Box 25, Folder Folder 4

Newspaper and Magazine Clippings -- Astronomy

Box Box 25, Folder Folder 5

Newspaper and Magazine Clippings -- Friends

Box Box 25, Folder Folder 6

Obituaries -- E.P.H.

Box Box 25, Folder Folder 7

Miscellany

Box Box 26

Magazine Articles

Box Box 26

Magazine Articles -- Astronomy & E.P.H.

 

Biography (in Russian) -- [The Man Who Discovered the Expansion of the Universe: The Life and Work of Edwin Hubble,] (in Russian) by [Alexandr S. Sharov and Igor D. Novikov] (in Russian) Moscow, [Nauka] (in Russia), 1989. 208 pp.

Box Box 27

Medals and Awards

Box Box 28

Scrapbook

 

Logbooks

Box Box 29

3 Logbooks of Plates Taken by Edwin Powell Hubble

Box Box 29 , item 1

Logbook of plates taken with:

 

100" telescope from Dec. 24 1919 to Dec. 31, 1924 (H-1-H to H-513-H).

 

10" Cook Lens from Oct. 18, 1919 to Mar. 27, 1933 (T-0-H to T-181-H).

 

Objective Prism with 10" Cook Lens from Oct. 30, 1919 to May 16, 1931 (OP-1-H to OP-92-H).

 

60" telescope from Oct. 25, 1919 to Nov. 24, 1924 (S-1-H to S-416-H).

 

Kodak Lens from Oct. 18, 1919 to July 30/31, 1921 (K-1-H to K-79-H).

 

Tessar Lens from July 28, 1922 to May 20, 1931 (t-1-H to t-69-H).

 

4" Voigtlander from Nov. 13/14, 1919 to June 21, 1920 (F-1-H to F-18-H).

item 2

Logbook of plates taken with:

 

100" telescope from Jan. 19, 1925 to May 25, 1949 (H-514-H to H-2572-H).

 

60" telescope from Jan. 17, 1925 to Apr. 12, 1948 (S-416a-H to S-2003-H).

item 3

Logbook of plates taken with:

 

200" telescope from Jan. 26/27, 1949 to Sep. 3, 1953 (PH-1-H to PH-176-H).

 

Also: One oversize folder containing diplomas and other citations received by Edwin Powell Hubble.

 

Astronomical Working Papers

Box Addenda Box 1

1925-1929

Box Addenda Box 1, Folder Folders 1-5

1925 "N.G.C. 6822, A Remote Stellar System"

 

1926 "A Spiral Nebula as a Stellar System: Messier 33"

 

1929 "A Spiral Nebula as a Stellar System: Messier 31"

Box Addenda Box 2

1930

Box Addenda Box 2, Folder Folders 6-11

1930 "The Distribution of Luminosity in Elliptical Nebulae"

Box Addenda Box 3

1931-1934

Box Addenda Box 3, Folder Folders 12-17

1931 "The Velocity-Distance Relation Among Extra-Galactic Nebulae"

 

1934 "The Velocity-Distance Relation for Isolated Extra-Galactic Nebulae"

Box Addenda Box 3, Folder Folders 18-21

1934 "The Distribution of Extra-Galactic Nebulae"

Box Addenda Box 4

1934-1939

Box Addenda Box 4, Folder Folder 22

1934 "The Distribution of Extra-Galactic Nebulae

Box Addenda Box 4, Folder Folder 23

1935 "Angular Rotations of Spiral Nebulae" & other unpublished manuscripts re van Maanen controversy

Box Addenda Box 4, Folder Folder 24

1936 "Effects of Red Shifts on the Distribution of Nebulae"

Box Addenda Box 4, Folder Folder 25

1939 "The Motion of the Galactic System Among the Nebulae"

Box Addenda Box 4, Folder Folder 26

1939 "The New Stellar Systems in Sculptor and Fornax"

Box Addenda Box 5

Miscellaneous Star Charts and Other Photographs

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 27

Faint Galaxies -- Finding chart

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 28

Hydra Cluster -- Spectrum illustrating largest red shift ever obtained

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 29

Los Angeles lights photographed from Mt. Wilson

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 30

Messier 31 & Messier 33 -- wide angle finding chart

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 31

Nuclear Spectra

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 32

The Realm of the Nebulae -- Plate VI

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 33

Star Spectra -- Hot versus cool stars

Box Addenda Box 5, Folder Folder 34

Oversize Finding Charts Removed from Addenda Box 3, Folder 15