18911012 Newcomb

WASHINGTON, Oct 12, 1891.

G.E. Lumseden
Cor. Secretary etc.

Dear Sir;

I have the pleasure to acknowledge receipt of your eltter of the 10th inquiring if I will accept honorary membership in the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto. In reply I beg to assure that I should highly appreciate such an honor.

Very respectfully

Simon Newcomb

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18910923 Kedzie

Office of J. H. Kedzie,
No. 6. Kedzie's Building
Nos. 120 & 122 Randolph Street.—
Chicago, Ill. Sept. 23d 1891

Thos. Lindsay Esq.
Cor. Sec. &c.

My Dear Sir

Your esteemed favour of the 11th came duly to hand. I delayed for a few days to see if I could not find time to write an article worthy of your acceptance.

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18910727 Berlin Oby

[2 pages of German]

This unintentionally amusing literal translation into barbaric English was done by a member of our Society at the time—it can be found on the last page of the document. One can only hope fellow members restrained him from responding to Dr. Foerster in German of a similar quality.—RR

Berlin, 27th July 1891

The undersigned director of the Royal Observatory of Berlin acknowledges with best thanks the receipt of the first number of your transactions with report of the year 1890/1.

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18910714 Customs

Customs Department, Canada.

FILE No 2714.

Ottawa, July 14th, 1891.

G. E. Lumsden Esq,

Corresponding Secretary, The Astronomical & Physical Society,


      Referring to your letter of 10th inst. addressed to the Hon: the Minister of Customs, in which you ask that Exchanges sent to you from kindred societies may be admitted without payment of duty,--

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18910613 Mt. Holyoke

Seminary and College

South Hadley, Mass., June 13 1891.

Mr. Lumsden,


    "Transactions of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto" received. Thank you.

    It gives me pleasure to know that there is so much interest in the society, and that it is in such a flourishing condition.

    With best wishes for further success.

I remain, yours truly,

E. M. Bardwell.

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18910611 USNO


Naval Observatory,
Washington, June 11, 1891.

Mr. G.E. Lumsden,
    Corresponding Secretary of the Astronomical and
      Physical Society, Toronto, Canada.


    Your letter dated June 3, 1891, and erroneously addressed to Professor S. Newcomb—who is the Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac Office—has been forwarded by that officer to my address.

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18910606 Kirkwood

Riverside, Cal. June 6, 1891.

G. E. Lumsden Esq.:

Dear Sir,—

Accept thanks for your favor of May 27, with the first annual Report. On p. 29, I notice what I suppose to be a typographical error.

On the 8th l. from the bottom for for Jupiter read Neptune, and on the 5th l. from bottom for axis read axial. It is not important, hoever, and need scarcely be noticed.

With much interest in the Society, I remain

Yours very truly

Daniel Kirkwood.

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18910603 USNO

U.S. Naval Observatory
Washington, D.C.

June 3rd 1891

Dear Sir

        Please accept my sincere thanks for the copy of the 1st Annual Report of the Astronomical + Physical Society of Toronto received to-day.

Very respectfully
        Edgar Frisby

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18910523 Warren

Thurday May 23rd 1891

Dear Sir

Yours of the 14th inst. to hand in due time. I am glad that my little service is so much appreciated by you, also I saw that my letter was read at your last meeting, as reproted in the "mail."

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18910515 Bowell

Mackenzie Bowell was Minister of Customs from 1867-1892, and served as Prime Minster of Canada from 1894-1896.

Minister of Customs

15th May 1891.

G. E. Lumsden Esq.
Corresponding Secretary
The Astronomical + Physical Society of Toronto,
Toronto, Ont.


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