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Andrew Elvins 1872

Andrew Elvins 1872

Andrew Elvins in 1872.

Picture published in JRASC, 1919.

Andrew Elvins 1910

Andrew Elvins 1910

Andrew Elvins in 1910.

Picture published in JRASC, 1919.

Andrew Elvins

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(1823-1918) One of the founding members of the society in 1868.

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Elvins, Andrew
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Elvins AutoBiography

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Autobiography of Andrew Elvins.  There are three sections in this document:

  1. Autobio dictated by Mr. Elvins to L.H. Graham in 1904.
  2. Autobio dictated by Mr. Elvins to C.A. Chant in 1913 (transcription of #3).
  3. Original Shorthand version of #2.

The text of these autobiographies appear on the two pages following this one.

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1913
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24

TAS 1880s #2

TAS 1880s #2

At Mr. Howell's house, 218 Bleecker Street, Toronto. (About 1888).  The object shown on the table is a Wimshurst influence machine made by Mr. Moore.  With this machine and Leyden jars, they were able to get a spark about 13 inches long, which they photographed.

Left to right: Mr. Baters, A. Elvins, A.F. Miller, G.G. Pursey, W.J. Moore.

TAS 1880s

TAS 1880s

Photograph taken at a meeting of the Toronto Astronomical Society (probably 1888).  This meeting was held at the home of Samuel E. Roberts, 1 Avenue Street (a short street that ran from the head of Elizabeth Street to University Avenue), Toronto.

From left to right: G.G. Pursey, A. Elvins, S. Roberts, D.J. Howell, A.F. Hunter, A.F. Miller.

Mars 18xx

Mars 18xx

Mars, as seen in 1868(?). Sketch by Andrew Elvins.

Mars 1892

Mars 1892

Mars as seen in 1892(?). Sketches by Andrew Elvins.

Mars 1892

Mars 1892

Mars as seen in 1892(?). Sketch by Andrew Elvins.

Mars 18920822

Mars 18920822

Mars, as seen on 1892 August 22 in a 3-inch achromatic telescope. Sketch by Andrew Elvins.

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