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ADMIRAL SIMON NEWCOMB - AUTOGRAPH CIRCA 1895 - HFSID 18171

SIMON NEWCOMB. Signature: "S. Newcomb", 4½x1½. Dated at top in another hand: "Feb. 26 1895." Professor of Mathematics, U.S. Navy (1861-1897), Simon Newcomb (1835-1909) secured international adoption of his system of astronomical constants in 1896.

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SIMON NEWCOMB. Signature: "S. Newcomb", 4½x1½. Dated at top in another hand: "Feb. 26 1895." Professor of Mathematics, U.S. Navy (1861-1897), Simon Newcomb (1835-1909) secured international adoption of his system of astronomical constants in 1896. His work was principally in the mathematical astronomy of the solar system. Newcomb calculated an exact table of the motions of all the planets. He retired from the Navy in 1906 as Rear Admiral. Tape remnants and pencil notes (unknown hand) lightly show through, not touching signature. Fine condition.

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