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Edward Goodfellow Papers
1845-1897

UPT 50 G651

0.25 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

August 2010

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

Donated to the University Library by Mrs. J. S. Goodfellow in 1918, transferred to the University Archives in 1948. 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged alphabetically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Edward Goodfellow was born in Philadelphia on February 23, 1828. He attended the University of Pennsylvania from which he graduated with an A.B. in 1848 and an A.M. in 1851. After graduation Goodfellow began his career with the U. S. Coast and Geoditc Survey as a clerk. He would eventually move into fieldwork - including two expeditions to test cable longitude work, and the total solar eclipse in 1868. Goodfellow was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a founding member of the Philosophical Society of Washington. He died in Washington, DC on May 7, 1899. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Edward Goodfellow Papers are a small collection of items related to his associtaion with the University and work with the Coast Survey. The Alumni material contains a list of University of Pennsylvania Alum living in Washington, D.C. in 1893. The collection does not contain any correspondence. 

Additional Edward Goodfellow Papers are held by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Coast and Geodetic Survey. -- Form subdivision--Biography.; General subdivision--Officials and employees;

Genre(s)

  • Lecture notes.
  • Memorabilia.
  • Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Occultations--1857--Charts, diagrams, etc.
  • Solar eclipses--1869--Pictorial works.

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INVENTORY

 

General file 

Box

Folder

Biographical Material, n.d. 

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1

Occulation of Pleiades, Mobile, AL, 1857 

1

2

Photographs - Solar Eclipse, 1869 

1

3

Photographs - Telegraph Equipment, n.d. 

1

4

Professional Societies, 1871-1897 

1

5

University of Pennsylvania Alumni, 1892-1897 

1

6

University of Pennsylvania Course Material, 1845-1848 

1

7

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Photograph of total eclipse of the sun, August 7, 1869.  One of a series for this event
1869 total eclipse of the sun