Eclipse 1869 Observatory #2

View of Jefferson City, Iowa, from observatory.

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Eclipse 1869 Observatory

The 1869 eclipse expedition at Jefferson City, Iowa, USA—clear for action.

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Earliest Society Bylaws

A transcription of this document is provided below. A photo of this document appeared in JRASC, (35) 89 along with this note:

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Andrew Elvins

(1823-1918) One of the founding members of the society in 1868; VP 1890-91.

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Canadian Eclipse Party 1869

For more formats, visit the gutenberg.org page for this book: Canadian Eclipse Party 1869.


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Meeting Reports 1869

Taken from Mr. Elvins' scrap and pasted in [to the minute book] by C.A. Chant - 1914. (Given to C.A.C. May 27, 19 Spring 1914)

This is the transcription of the contents of the PDF file linked to at the bottom of this page.

[July 14, 1869.



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G.T. Kingston Letter

Magnetic Observatory
Dec 1, 1868

Clare Esq
Secretary Tr
of Proposed Astronomical Society

I have to acknowledge your circular inviting me to a meeting to be held at the Mechanics Institute for the organising of an Astronomical Society.

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TAS Minutes 1868-69

The Toronto Astronomical Society Minute Book for 1868-69, including some newspaper clippings contained therein.

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