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Dr. Edwin Hubble: Study of Extragalactic Nebulae, 1939

Contents of CSA #3063

Case File of Edwin Powell Hubble
Committee on Science and the Arts
1939 Franklin Medal

  • Correspondence
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., Identifying members of standing sub-Committee, 5/12/1938 (880k) [More Information]
    • Postcard from James Barnes to CSA Secretary, Accepting membership of CSA sub-committee, 5/13/1938
    • Postcard from William Ellis to CSA Secretary, Accepting membership of CSA sub-committee, 5/13/1938
    • Postcard from Frederic Palmer, Jr. to CSA Secretary, Accepting chairmanship of CSA sub-committee, 5/14/1938
    • Postcard from H. Jermain Creighton to CSA Secretary, Accepting membership of CSA sub-committee, undated
    • Postcard from C.H. Masland to CSA Secretary, Accepting membership of CSA sub-committee, 5/17/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., Suggesting a preliminary meeting for the Franklin Medal Committee, 5/25/1938
    • Letter from Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr. to John Frazer, Suggesting date for Franklin Medal Committee meeting, 5/27/1938
    • Letter from John Frazer to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., Setting date for Franklin Medal Committee meeting, 5/31/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Henry N. Russell, Requesting comments on the qualifications of Eddington, Hubble, and Shapley, 6/24/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Robert A. Millikan, Requesting comments on the qualifications of Eddington, Hubble, and Shapley, 6/24/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Peter van de Kamp, Requesting statement on the contributions of Eddington, Hubble, and Shapley, 6/24/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to William F.G. Swann, Requesting statement on the contributions of Eddington, Hubble, and Shapley, 6/24/1938
    • Letter from the Secretary to Dr. Swann to John Frazer, Notifying that letter will be brought to Dr. Swann's attention, 6/27/1938
    • Letter from Secretary to John Frazer, Notifying that letter will be brought to Dr. Henry N. Russell's attention, 6/27/1938
    • Letter from the Secretary to Dr. Millikan to John Frazer, Notifying that letter will be brought to Dr. Millikan's attention, 6/29/1938
    • Letter from Peter van de Kamp to John Frazier (sp-Frazer), Offering opinions on Eddington, Shapley, and Hubble, and personally ranking them for award, 7/4/1938 (902k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Peter van de Kamp, Expressing thanks for information on Shapley, Eddington, and Hubble, 7/6/1938
    • Letter from Henry Norris Russell to John Frazer, Offering personal opinions of Shapley, Hubble, and Eddington. "The Committee will make no error in awarding the Medal to any one of the three." 7/19/1938 (745k) | Page 2 (696k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Henry Norris Russell, Expressing thanks for information on Shapley, Eddington, and Hubble, 7/21/1938
    • Letter from Robert A. Millikan to John Frazer, In favor of giving award to Edwin Hubble, 8/22/1938 (581k) [More Information]
    • Letter from the Secretary to Dr. Frazer to Dr. Robert A. Millikan, In receipt of letter to Dr. Frazer; will bring it to his attention, 8/26/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Robert A. Millikan, In appreciation for letter of opinion, which will be of use to Franklin Medal Committee, 9/13/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to John C. Merriam, Asking for a full and complete sketch of the career of Edwin P. Hubble, 9/20/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to W.F.G. Swann, Requesting statement previously asked for concerning Shapley, Hubble, and Eddington, 9/20/1938
    • Letter from John Merriam to John Frazer, Providing biographical information on Hubble from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific Publications, 9/21/1938 (571k) [More Information]
    • Letter from W.F.G. Swann to John Frazer, Providing information evaluating Shapley, Hubble, and Eddington, 9/21/1938 (996k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. John C. Merriam, In appreciation for data provided from the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 9/22/1938 (846k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to W.F.G. Swann, Expressing thanks for information given in the matter of Messrs. Shapley, Eddington, and Hubble, 9/22/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Members of standing sub-Committee, Enclosing copies of sketches of the careers of Franklin Medal candidates, 9/30/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Mr. Phillip C. Staples, Notifying of October 12 meeting of sub-Committee, 10/8/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Henry B. Allen, Notifying of October 12 meeting of sub-Committee, 10/10/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frank Schlesinger, Requesting a prepared statement on the work of Hubble, 10/24/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. John C. Merriam, Requesting a prepared statement on the work of Hubble, 10/24/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Henry Norris Russell, Requesting a prepared statement on the work of Hubble, 10/24/1938
    • Letter from John Merriam to John Frazer, Apologizing that he is not able to prepare a statement concerning the work of Dr. Hubble, 10/25/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. John C. Merriam, Expressing thanks and apologizing for sending request for information on Hubble twice, 10/26/1938
    • Letter from Henry Norris Russell to Dr. Frazer, Enclosing statement about Hubble's work, 10/26/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Henry Norris Russell, In appreciation for preparing statement on the work of Dr. Hubble, 10/28/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., Enclosing information from Dr. Russell for preparation of Franklin Medal Report, 10/28/1938
    • Letter from Dr. Frank Schlesinger to Mr. Frazer, Outlining Hubble's principle contributions and noting that his work is of the highest distinction, 11/3/1938 (619k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frank Schlesinger, Expressing thanks for information given in regards to Hubble, 11/5/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., Enclosing letter from Dr. Schlesinger with information in reference to Hubble, 11/5/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., Updating him on items not yet received concerning Hubble and Saveur, 12/5/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to G.H. Clamer, Asking for opinion of proposed Hubble citation, 12/9/1938
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to James Stokley, Asking for opinion of proposed Hubble citation, 12/9/1938 (763k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Members of standing sub-Committee, Enclosing preliminary draft of Franklin Medal report and requesting comments and suggestions, 12/9/1938
    • Letter from Secretary John Frazer to James Stokley, Asking for opinion of Hubble citation (and handwritten response), 12/9/1938
    • Telegram from John Frazer to Walter S. Adams, Confidential request for approximate number of papers by Hubble, undated
    • Telegram from Silliman to John Frazer, Sending number of papers by Hubble, 12/9/1938
    • Letter from Secretary and Director to Dr. Hubble, Informing that Hubble was awarded a Franklin Medal by CSA of The Franklin Institute, 1/21/1939 (752k) | Page 2 (603k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Edwin Hubble to Henry B. Allen, Accepting Franklin Award with "pleasure and gratitude," 1/30/1939 (591k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Edwin Hubble, Inquiring as to how name should appear on medal and certificate, 3/17/1939 (810k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Secretary and Director to Mr. Hubble, Informing that Hubble may make public announcement of Franklin Award, 3/20/1939 (285k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Edwin Hubble, Inquiring as to how name should appear on medal and certificate, 3/29/1939 (773k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Secretary and Director to Dr. Hubble, Looking forward to Hubble attendance at Medal Day, 4/12/1939 (578k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Henry Norris Russell, Asking for authorization to quote remarks on Hubble, 4/14/1939 (890k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Henry Norris Russell to Mr. John Frazee (sp-Frazer), Granting permission to quote remarks on Hubble, 4/15/1939
    • Letter from Edwin Hubble to Henry B. Allen, Enclosing a synopsis of paper for May 17 Medal Day, 4/15/1939 (644k) [More Information]
    • Letter from CSA Secretary to Dr. Henry Norris Russell, Thanking for authorization to quote remarks on Hubble, 4/17/1939
    • Letter from Secretary and Director to Dr. Hubble, Notifying of honorary membership to The Franklin Institute, 4/21/1939 (264k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Edwin Hubble to Dr. Allen, Appreciating honorary membership of The Franklin Institute and informing of travel plans, 4/28/1939 (674k) [More Information]
    • Telegram from Henry B. Allen to Edwin Hubble, Requesting ten minute talk on astronomy for Medal Day, 5/2/1939 (635k) [More Information]
    • Telegram from Edwin Hubble to Henry B. Allen, "Will venture ten minute dinner talk and hope for best," 5/3/1939 (500k) [More Information]
    • Telegram from Henry Butler Allen to Edwin Hubble, Requesting a copy of his paper, 5/11/1939 (526k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Edwin Hubble to Dr. Allen, Enclosing a copy of rough draft of address, 5/19/1939 (626k) [More Information]
    • Letter from Secretary and Director to Edwin Hubble, Expressing appreciation for participation in Medal Day ceremonies, 5/25/1939 (390k) [More Information]
  • Miscellaneous
    • Photograph of Edwin Hubble, undated (278k) [More Information]
    • Minutes, Secretary John Frazer's Sub-committee meeting minutes adding Hubble's name to list as candidate for 1939 Franklin Medal, 6/8/1938
    • Minutes, Secretary John Frazer's Sub-committee meeting minutes recommending Hubble as candidate for 1939 Franklin Medal, 10/12/1938
    • Note, Relaying information for Mr. Ellis, who was unable to attend meeting, 10/28/1938
    • Note, from S&A Department to Dr. Frederic Palmer, Jr., Enclosing copies of Franklin Medal report and letter sent to sub-Committee, 12/9/1938
    • Note, from S&A Department to Dr. Allen, If approval of Board is given for recommendation for Hubble Franklin Medal, it will be in order to inform Dr. Hubble, 1/18/1939 (451k) [More Information]
    • Press release, from Miss Connelly, Press release for 1939 Franklin Awards, 3/21/1939 (832k) [More Information]
    • Note, from S&A Department to Mr. Clevenger, Requesting preparation of medal certificate with Hubble citation, 4/17/1939 (430k) [More Information]
    • Note, from S&A Department to Mr. Clevenger, Requesting the striking of Franklin Medals for Edwin Hubble and Albert Saveur, 4/17/1939 (407k) [More Information]
    • Press release, from Miss E.D. Connelly, Press release for 1939 Medal Awards, 4/26/1939
    • Notecard, Medal Day dinner reply card, undated
    • List of possible Franklin Medal recipients, 6/8/1938
    • List of possible Franklin Medal recipients held over from 1937-38, undated (689k) [More Information]
    • List, from Who's Who in America, Biographical details on Edwin Powell Hubble, undated
    • Notes, Exerpt from address announcing Bruce Gold Medal award to Hubble, from Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, undated
    • Notes, "With letter from Dr. H.N. Russell, 10/26/1938," undated
    • Essay, from Edwin Hubble, "The Motion of the Stellar System among the Nebulae" and "The Motion of the Galactic System among the Nebulae," undated (889k) | Page 2 (816k) [More Information]
    • Remarks, Presenting Edwin Hubble as recipient of Franklin Medal during ceremony, undated (599k) | Page 2 (238k) [More Information]