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Edwin Powell Hubble Papers: Finding Aid
mssHUB 1-1098  
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953), an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory near Pasadena, California. as well as the diaries and biographical memoirs of his wife, Grace Burke Hubble.
Background
Edwin Powell Hubble, an observational astronomer, was born November 20, 1889, in Marshfield Missouri. He attended the University of Chicago (1906-1910), where he studied physics and astronomy, and at Queen's College, Oxford University, where, as a Rhodes Scholar, he received a B.A. in Jurisprudence in 1912. After a year as a high school teacher in New Albany, Indiana, Hubble returned to the University of Chicago in 1914 to do graduate work in astronomy under Edwin Brant Frost at the Yerkes Observatory. Completing his Ph.D. in 1917, Hubble immediately joined the U.S. Army, serving as an officer in the infantry from 1917 to 1919. In 1919, Hubble joined the staff of the Mount Wilson Observatory, a position he held until his death on September 28, 1953. Hubble married Grace Burke, a graduate of Stanford University, on February 26, 1924.
Extent
1300 pieces, plus ephemera in 34 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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