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Born in Czechoslovakia, David Stern grew up in Israel, studying physics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on an underground experiment on cosmic rays. Until his retirement in 2001, Stern was associated with Goddard Space Flight Center, studying theoretical aspects of the Earth's magnetosphere, in particular its large-scale electrodynamics, global description of its magnetic fields, and...
This collection contains four sketchbooks created by the British architect Frederick Sandham Waller. The volumes include notes, sketches and watercolors, and are dated to approximately 1870.
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Henry C. Lewis wrote diary entries between April 15, 1857 and October 30th, 1858. He began recording his experiences during the three month journey from England to China on board the ship SS Himalaya, purchased by the Royal Navy in 1854. The ship stopped in São Vicente (Cape Verde Islands), Simons Town (South Africa), and Singapore, where he boarded the ship "Ganges" to reach Hong Kong (China). Lewis often described these places with the prejudice of an Englishman of that day. In China he...
This artificially-assembled collection consists of materials relating to international World's Fairs and Expositions, including photographs; postcards; written travelogues or personal accounts of the fairs; ephemera, including programs and printed souvenirs; lithographs and engravings; and physical objects. The materials date from the 1830s to the 1960s.