Sidney B. Gaythorpe Papers, 1903-44, 1954-55, 1961 | University of Illinois Archives
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Papers of Sidney B. Gaythorpe (1880-1964), amateur historian of astronomy, consisting of correspondence relating to the life, writings and astronomical observations of Jeremiah Horrocks, the history of astronomy and Virgil. Gaythorpe was a member of the British Astronomical Association and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He published papers in the Journal of the British Astronomical Association and the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Correspondents include Stephen Liberty, British vicar and classicist; Sir Frank Dyson, Astronomer Royal (1910-33); J. L. E. Dreyer, astronomer at Cambridge University and Edward B. Knobel, twice President of the Royal Astronomical Society.
This collection has been processed but not accessioned by the University Archives, which has a finding aid. The Gaythorpe Papers are in the possession of Prof. Wilber Applebaum and are not included in Archives statistics. Updated 11/22/19: materials listed in box 2 has been formally donated and accessioned; the box/folder list reflects materials held in entirety by the University Archives.