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Contents of CSA #2851

Case File of George Ellery Hale
Committee on Science and the Arts
1926 Elliott Cresson Medal

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Catalog Summary

George Ellery Hale's research laid the cornerstone for the exploration of the Sun. He was awarded the Elliott Cresson Gold Medal by The Franklin Institute in 1926 for "his Outstanding Researches and Fundamental Discoveries Relating to the Sun and the Solar Atmosphere and to Solar Physics."

Also available: The case file for George Ellery Hale's 1927 Franklin Medal.

File Catalog Listing

  • REPORT
    • Report from Secretary George A. Hoadley, Search on the work of G.E. Hale (with notations, undated
    • Report from Secretary George A. Hoadley, Results of search on the work of G.E. Hale, undated
    • Cover Page, from the Committee on Science and the Arts, Cover page for the Committee report on the Elliott Cresson Medal award to George E. Hale, 4/7/1926 (298k)
    • Committee on Science and the Arts Report, Report recommending the award of the Elliott Cresson Medal to George E. Hale, 4/7/1926 (646k) | Page 2 (889k) | Page 3 (941k) | Page 4 (875k)
    • Sub-Committee of Science and the Arts Report, Report investigating The Astronomical Work of George Ellery Hale (and proof copy), 4/7/1926

  • CORRESPONDENCE
    • Postcard from W.C. Wetherill to Secretary, Accepting sub-committee membership for case file No. 2851, 2/6/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to James Barnes, Informing of membership appointment to the Sub-Committee to investigate the work of George E. Hale, 2/8/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to L.F. Rondinella, Informing of membership appointment to the Sub-Committee to investigate the work of George E. Hale, 2/8/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Wm. Chattin Wetherill, Informing of membership appointment to the Sub-Committee to investigate the work of George E. Hale, 2/8/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Theobald F. Clark, Informing of membership appointment to the Sub-Committee to investigate the work of George E. Hale, 2/8/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Wm. Otis Sawtelle, Informing of chairmanship appointment to the Sub-Committee to investigate the work of George E. Hale, 2/8/1926
    • Postcard from James Barnes to Secretary, Accepting sub-committee membership for case file No. 2851, 2/9/1926
    • Postcard from L.F. Rondinella to Secretary, Accepting sub-committee membership for case file No. 2851, 2/9/1926
    • Postcard from Wm. Otis Sawtelle to Secretary, Accepting sub-committee chairmanship for case file No. 2851, 2/9/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Wm. Otis Sawtelle, Supplying researched details on the life and work of George E. Hale, 3/11/1926
    • Letter from Wm. Otis Sawtelle to George A. Hoadley, Informing that Harry M. Goodwin has been contacted for information on George E. Hale, 3/12/1926
    • Letter from H.M. Goodwin to William O. Sawtelle, Recommending and detailing the achievements of Dr. Hale, 3/16/1926 (793k) | Page 2 (501k)
    • Letter from Wm. Otis Sawtelle to George A. Hoadley, Enclosing information received from Goodwin, 3/18/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Wm. Otis Sawtelle, Returning original Goodwin letter, 3/25/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Wm Chattin Wetherill, Enclosing, for review, Sawtelle's report on the work of George E. Hale, 4/3/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to James Barnes, Enclosing, for review, Sawtelle's report on the work of George E. Hale, 4/3/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to L.F. Rondinella, Enclosing, for review, Sawtelle's report on the work of George E. Hale, 4/3/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Theobald F. Clark, Enclosing, for review, Sawtelle's report on the work of George E. Hale, 4/3/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Howard McClenahan, Enclosing the report on the Work of George Ellery Hale, 4/10/1926
    • Letter from Wm. Chattin Wetherill to George A. Hoadley, Expressing agreement with the report on the work of George E. Hale, 4/12/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to Wm. Chattin Wetherill, Requesting an opinion on Sawtelle's report, previously supplied, 4/13/1926
    • Letter from Secretary to George E. Hale, Informing of the award of the Elliott Cresson Medal, 4/14/1926
    • Letter from George E. Hale to Howard McClenahan, Appreciating the distinction of being awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal, 4/17/1926 (378k) | Page 2 (403k) | Page 3 (372k) | Page 4 (400k)
    • Letter from Secretary to George E. Hale, Regretting Hale's inability to attend the Medal Award ceremony, 4/23/1926 (1.1M)
    • Letter from Secretary to Wm. Otis Sawtelle, Describing the procedures at the Medal Award ceremony, 5/1/1926
    • Letter from W.W. Keen to Secretary, Expressing high regard for Hale and regret at Hale's inability to attend the ceremony, 5/6/1926 (660k)
    • Letter to Wm. Otis Sawtelle, Text of presentation statement for George E. Hale's Elliott Cresson Medal, 5/8/1926
    • Letter from George E. Hale to Howard McClenahan, Statement of regret, with reasons, at inability to attend Medal Day ceremony, 5/10/1926 (444k) | Page 2 (437k) | Page 3 (409k) | Note of refusal (372k)
    • Letter from Secretary to George E. Hale, Reporting on the proceedings of the Medal Award ceremony and forwarding the awards, 5/14/1926 (1.1M)
    • Letter from George E. Hale to Howard McClenahan, Expressing thanks for the distinguished appreciation received from The Franklin Institute, 5/20/1926 (437k)
    • Letter from Secretary to George E. Hale, Requesting a receipt for the forwarded Elliott Cresson awards, 9/25/1926 (998k) | Receipt (310k)

  • EPHEMERA
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Minutes from Secretary George A. Hoadley, Considering the work of George E. Hale on the magnetic field of the sun, 3/24/1926 (690k)
    • List of journal articles published by George E. Hale, undated
    • Memorandum from Secretary to Mr. Jackson, Supplying text for Elliott Cresson Certificate awarded to George E. Hale, 4/10/1926
    • Memorandum from Secretary to Mr. Jackson, Supplying text for Elliott Cresson Medal awarded to George E. Hale, 4/21/1926
    • Note from Henry Norris Russell to George A. Hoadley, An appreciation of George E. Hale (transcription of conversation), 4/25/1926 (769k)