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Author Whitesell, Patricia S.

Title A creation of his own : Tappan's Detroit Observatory / Patricia S. Whitesell.

Published Ann Arbor, Mich. : Michigan Historical Collections, Bentley Historical Library, the University of Michigan, 1998.


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 UniM Store  Q62778    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 236 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-220) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Henry Philip Tappan -- Ch. 2. The Emergence of American Astronomical Science -- Ch. 3. Tappan's Observatory: The Detroit Donors -- Ch. 4. Pistor & Martins Meridian Circle -- Ch. 5. Henry Fitz, Jr.: American Telescope Maker -- Ch. 6. The German Connection: Recruitment of Franz Brunnow -- Ch. 7. Jasper F. Cropsey: Hudson River School Painter -- Ch. 8. The Observatory's Architect -- Ch. 9. Construction of the Detroit Observatory -- Ch. 10. Additions and Relocation Attempts -- Ch. 11. James Craig Watson -- Ch. 12. Brunnow Departs for the Dudley Observatory -- Ch. 13. Tappan and Brunnow Leave Michigan -- Epilogue: Perpetuation of a Legacy.
Summary "A Creation of His Own: Tappan's Detroit Observatory delves deeply into the Observatory's early biographical, architectural, and scientific history. It is an exploration of the historical context of Tappan's efforts to implement progressive educational ideas on the Michigan frontier."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Tappan, Henry Philip, 1805-1881.
Detroit Observatory -- History.
Astronomers -- United States -- Biography.
Variant Title Tappan's Detroit Observatory.
ISBN 0472590065 (hb : acid-free paper)
0472590073 (paperback: acid-free paper)