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Guide to the Draper Family Collection
1836-1982
 MC 11

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 20, 2010
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: The Draper Family

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Biographical data on Draper Family (inclusive)
1981-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Draper family genealogy
1882-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Biographical and bibliographical data on John W. Draper
1878-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 4 John W. Draper as photographer
1894 , 1950-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 5 John W. Draper as photochemist
1844 , 1928 , 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 6 John W. Draper as President of the Medical Faculty
1855 , 1978
Box: 1 Folder : 7 John W. Draper's association with the American Chemical Society; centennial of American Chemical Society
1941-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Obituary and funeral of John W. Draper
1882 , 1953
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Draper memorabilia
1962 , 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 10 John W. Draper memorial plaque
1935
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Centenary celebration of John W. Draper's birth
1911 , 1925
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Henry Draper (1837-82), son of John W. Draper
1882-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 13 John William Draper, Ph.D., specialist in English literature, grandson of John W. Draper
1948 , 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 14 John W. Draper, M.D., great-grandson of John W. Draper
1926 , 1976
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Dr. Daniel Gardner, grandnephew of John W. Draper
1948-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Henry Draper Memorial Centennial Symposium
1985
Box: 2 Folder : 1 John W. Draper Addresses
1841-1873
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Draper, Henry. Scientific pamphlets by other authors
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Draper, Henry. Inventory of tools, instruments, chemicals, and books
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Draper, Henry. Memoir, from University Quarterly
1882
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Draper, Henry. "Diffraction Spectrum Photography"
Dec. 1873
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Draper, Henry. "Discovery of Oxygen in the Sun by Photography"
Aug. 1877
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Draper, Henry. "On the use of Carbon Bisulfide in Prisms"
Apr. 1885
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Draper, Henry. "On Photographs of the Nebula in Orion"
May 1882
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Draper, Henry. "On the Construction of a Silvered Glass Telescope"
1864
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Plotkin, H. Colloquium at NYU Physics Department
Apr. 1881
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Symposium on the Orion Nebula to Honor Henry Draper. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 395
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Barker, George F. Memoir of Henry Draper
1888
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Plotkin, Howard N. "Henry Draper: A Scientific Biography." Abstract and Bibliography of Ph.D. Dissertation, Johns Hopkins University
1972
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence (about photography, John W. Draper as a scientist, etc.); 1839 ALS from Draper accepting NYU professorship; letters to and from Theodore F. Jones about Draper; other correspondence on miscellaneous subjects related to Draper and the history of photography
1839-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence (about Draper Family); letters between Dr. Jones and John W. Draper (III) about the family's history; extensive correspondence between Dr. Jones and Charles Lennox Wright, a Draper relative, on the same topic
1939-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 3 John William Draper: Reprints and typescript articles. "Professor Draper on the Process of Daguerreotype and its application to taking protraits from the life," excerpt from the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, v. XVIII, 1840; "Science in America" Inaugural Address of Dr. John W. Draper as President of the American Chemical Society, reprinted from  American Chemist, Dec. 1876; and "On the Phosphorograph of a Solar Spectrum and on the Lines in its Infra-red Region," reprinted from the  Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, [ca. 1880]
1840 , 1876-1880
Box: 4 Folder : 4 John William Draper: Lectures and Addresses. "Concluding Lecuture on the Theory and Phenomena of Heat," Medical Dept.; "An Introductory Lecture on Phosporus," Medical Dept.; and "An Address to the Alumni of the University."
1841 , 1847 , 1853
Box: 4 Folder : 5 John William Draper: Biographical Material. Photocopy of Draper entry from Universities and their Sons; typescript of  Dictionary of American Biography entry, written by Ellwood Hendrick.
1900 , 1928
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Henry Draper: Reprints. "On Diffraction Spectrum Photography," reprinted from the American Journal of Science and Arts, vol. VI, Dec. 1873; "The Total Solar Eclipse of July 29, 1878," reprinted from the  Journal of the Franklin Institute for Oct. 1878 (2 copies); and "Researches on Astronomical Spectrum"
1873-1884
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Henry Draper: Memorial minute. By Geo. F. Barker, for the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society.
1882
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Articles about John W. Draper, Henry Draper, early photography, etc., (photocopies). "John William Draper's Contributions to Astronomy," by Daniel Norman, Telescope V, (1938); "The Development of Astronomical Photography," by Daniel Norman,  Osiris V, (1938); "Virginia Professor Put Click in Photography," by Pat Jones,  The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, Spring 1967; "A Great Modern Observatory," by Mabel Loomis Todd,  The Century Magazine, v. LIV, 38, n.d.; "Historical Note: Chapter XI: On the Process of Daguerreotype, and its application to taking portraits from life," no title, n.d. (includes part of an article from the  London and Edinburgh Philosophical Magazine Sep. 1840)
1938-1967
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous NYU-related materials (photocopies). Course of instruction; reports to the New York State Assembly; list of "Philosophical Instruments Stolen;" and other related material.
1836-1922
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Photographs. Removed to LD 20, Draper Collection (Photo Area). Includes one glass plate spectrograph.
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Draper, John William. A Treatise on the Forces which Produce the Organization of Plants (Harper and Brothers: New York, 1844).
1844
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Draper, John W. Varia [collected lectures, addresses and reprints]
1841-1881
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Draper, John William. Textbook on Chemistry. Sixth ed. (Harper and Brothers: New York, 1851). Presented to the University of the City of New York by Daniel Draper.
1893
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Barker, George F. "Memoir of Henry Draper, 1837-1882." Read before the National Academy.
1888
Box: 5 Folder : 5 The Record of the Hampden-Sydney Alumni Association, vol. 9, no. 1.
1934
Box: 5 Folder : 6 J.S. Radway, Chemistry Notebook
1876
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Draper, Henry. "Human Physiology"
1878
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Draper, Henry. "A History of the Intellectual Development of Europe"
1864

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