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18960316 Pickering

Harvard College Observatory,

Cambridge, U. S. March 16th 1896.

Sir,

I have the honor to gratefully acknowledge the following work presented to the Library of the Harvard College Observatory:—

Transactions, for the year 1895, including sixth annual report.

Please accept my sincere thanks for this mark of your consideration, and believe me,

Very respectfully yours,

Edward C. Pickering, Director.

To the secretary of the
Astronomical & Physical Society of Toronto.

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18951217 Pickering

HARVARD COLLEGE OBSERVATORY

CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

Dec. 17, 1895.

Dear Sir,

Your letter of Dec. 13 is at hand. I have pleasure in sending to the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto copies of three circulars recently issued by this Observatory, and also two prints from photographs of the cluster Messier 5, taken at an interval of two hours, and showing variations in the brightness of several stars. A few of these, in which the variation is particularly striking are marked upon the prints.

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18940122 Pickering

Harvard College Observatory
Cambridge, Mass.

Jan 22, 1894

My dear Sir

      Your letter of January 12 announcing my election as an Honourary Member of the Astronomical and Physical Society of Toronto is duly received. Please convey to the Society my sincere thanks for this honour.

      In answer to your questions my full name is edward Charles Pickering. My own preference would be for the omission of all letters after my name, but if you wish to add any, I presume that LL.D. will be sufficient with the title Director of Harvard College Observatory.

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18931223 Pickering

Harvard College Observatory
Cambridge, Mass.

December 23 1893

My dear Sir,

Your letter of December 21 asking if I should be willing to accept Honorary Membership in the Astronomical and Physical society of Toronto is duly received. In reply, if I should be elected, I should accept with pleasure.

With regards and pleasant reminiscences for Mr. Copland.

I remain

Yours faithfully
Edward C. Pickering

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