Papers of J.L.E. Dreyer

The Dreyer papers reflect the lifetime interests of Dr J.L.E. Dreyer. He was Director of the Armagh Observatory from 1882 until 1916. The papers consist of letters and manuscripts of his major publications - The New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (NGC), his biography of Tycho Brahe, and that of his History of Planetary systems from Thales to Kepler. Dreyer's copy of the NGC is annotated by the author with all corrections then known to him. There is also a manuscript copy of the Minutes Book by Dreyer, which was donated by him to the Observatory in August 1916, it covers the period 1820-1865. There is also a manuscript of A Short Account of Sir William Herschel's Life and Work, along with notes.

Strengths

Dreyer's personal annotated copy of the New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars. Original manuscripts of Dreyer's major seminal works, including Tycho Brahe, History of the Planetary Systems from Thales to Kepler, published in 1906. Reprinted by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1953 as: A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler, revised by W.H. Stahl.

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3 shelf-metres

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1820
1916

Collected

1882
1916

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1882
1912
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Added by Armagh Observatory | Last updated on: 08 February 2018