Transactions 1891

of the
Astronomical and Physical
Society of Toronto,

for the year 1891,

Including Second Annual Report

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18911125 Burnham


University of California

Mount Hamilton, Nov 25 1891

Dear Sir

      I beg to acknowledge your favor of the 9th inst. informing me of my election as Corresponding member of your society.

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18911112 Kirkwood

Riverside, Calif. Nov. 12, 1891.

      G. E. Lumsden, Cor. Sec.
Astro. & Phys. Soc. of Toronto:

      My dear Sir,—

            Absence from home prevented my sooner answering your kind letter of Oct. 11th. I have just returned, and it will be impossible now to prepare a paper for publication as you kindly suggest.

      With many thanks for your kindness,
      I remain
            Yours faithfully

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18911127 L.D. Proctor

29 Phoebe St. ???

Nov. 27th 1891

Dear Mr. Lumsden.

Your note of the 25th just received as I have been out of the city. I lectured at Peterboro ??? - day evening and had the largest and most enthusiastic audience I have had in Canada.

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18911114 L.D. Proctor

Galt, Ont.

Nov. 14/91

Dear Sir.

It will give me much pleasure to show the two pictures of Jupiter, with what is apparently a shadow of the great red spot, on Monday evening.

I return from here Monday morning. I shall be at the Queens again. It is very kind of you to send for me and I shall be ready by quarter past seven -- or half past if that is time enough -- I will bring the slides with me. I have only a few instructions to give to the lanternist.

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18911104 L.D. Proctor

Queens Hotel, ???.

Nov. 4th 1891

G.E. Lumsden Esq

Dear Sir.

The thought has just occurred to me that I might possibly do a little good for your "Opera Glass Soc." by mentioning it in my lecture Friday afternoon. If you would like me to do this, will you please tell me a little about the Soc. and please tell me what details you can see on Jupiter & Saturn with an opera glass. I really have forgotten--I think this might be of interest to the young people.

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18911203 Huggins

90, UPPER TULSE HILL.S.W., London.

3 Dec. 1891

G.E. Lumsden Esq.
Corresponding Secretary

Dear Sir,

        May I ask you to convey to the Astronomical + Physical Society of Toronto my high appreciation of the honour they have conferred upon me in electing me an Honorary Member, and the assurance of the pleasure which it gives me to be associated with a Society which, I am sure, has a great future before it, and will undoubtedly contribute much to the study of Astronomy in Canada.

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18911215 Letter Newcomb


WASHINGTON, Dec 15, 1891.

Dear Sir;

I bet to acknowledge, with many thanks and high appreciation, my election to honorary membership of your Society. I was indisposed when your notification arrived; hence the long delay.

Very respectfully

S. Newcomb

To the Secretary
of the Astron & Physical Society

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18911028 Huggins

28 Oct. 1891


The Secretary of the Astronomical &
Physical Society of Toronto

Dear Sir,

      I feel it a great honour that your new + promising Society should have selected my name for one of your ten honorary members.

It will give me great pleasure to accept the Honorary Membership.

Believe me
Yours faithfully

William Huggins.

P.S. I thank you for the copy of the Annual Report, which has, however, not yet come to hand.

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18911024 Burnham


University of California.

Mount Hamilton, Oct 24 1891

My dear sir,

Your favor in re hon. memp of the Ast. Soc. was mislaid + should have been answered sooner. I should consider such a recognition an honor, but I am not certain that I could do much in return for the Soc. Just at present I am getting out a large lot of copy for the printer, and that with observing duties, keep me crowded all the time. Later perhaps I could do something in my line for you.

Sincerely yours

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