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Series II: Correspondence of Harold Jacoby, 1888-1913

Like his mentor John K. Rees, Harold Jacoby's written correspondence demonstrates an extensive communication with colleagues within the Columbia community and beyond.

Subseries II.1: General, 1907-1913

This subseries includes the bulk of Jacoby's professional correspondence with publishers, manufacturers of astronomical instruments and colleagues. Communication with Carl Zeiss, an astronomical instrument maker in Germany, contains some photographs and technical drawings of telescopes and is predominantly in German. Jacoby's carbon copy responses are in English. Of additional interest is correspondence between Jacoby and the general public regarding inquiries and appointments to visit the observatory, and a folder of letters pertaining to the 1908 meeting of the Astronomical Society of America at Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

1907 October-1908 June

Box 3
Folder 1
1908 August-October Regarding Meeting at Put-in-Bay
Box 3
Folder 2
1908 September
Box 3
Folder 3
1908 October
Box 3
Folder 4
1908 November 1-12
Box 3
Folder 5
1908 November 13-30
Box 3
Folder 6
1908 December
Box 3
Folder 7
1908-1910 Regarding Visitors to the Observatory
Box 3
Folder 8
1908-1911 With Carl Zeiss
Box 3
Folder 9
1909 January
Box 3
Folder 10
1909 February
Box 3
Folder 11
1909 March-April
Box 3
Folder 12
1909 May
Box 3
Folder 13
1909 June-September
Box 3
Folder 14
1909 October
Box 3
Folder 15
1909 November-December
Box 3
Folder 16
1910 January-February
Box 3
Folder 17
1910 March
Box 3
Folder 18
1910 April
Box 3
Folder 19
1910 May
Box 3
Folder 20
1910 June-December
Box 3
Folder 21
1911
Box 3
Folder 22
1912
Box 3
Folder 23
1913
Box 3
Folder 24

Subseries II.2: Jacoby’s Letter File, approximately 1888-1891

This subseries is arranged alphabetically according to Jacoby's personal letter file and contains both professional and personal correspondence with colleagues, friends and family members. Many carbon copies of Jacoby's original letters are included and of special interest is correspondence regarding Jacoby's involvement in an expedition to Cape Hope, South Africa to observe an eclipse in 1887.

A-G
(7 Folders)
Box 3
Folder 25 to 31
H

Box 4
Folder 1
J
Box 4
Folder 2
K-L
Box 4
Folder 3
M-N
Box 4
Folder 4
O-P
Box 4
Folder 5
R-S
Box 4
Folder 6
V-Z
Box 4
Folder 7

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