During the 2013-14 academic year, we meet on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10.00 to 12.00, in room 304 Gilman.
What's the Idea of the History of Ideas?
Andrew Dickson White in 1885
30 December 1889: the officers of the American Historical Association. Seated (left to right): William Poole, Justin Winsor, Charles Kendall Adams, George Bancroft, John Jay, and Andrew Dickson White. Standing (left to right): Herbert B. Adams and C.W. Bowen.
There is a statue of Andrew Dickson White at Cornell University. (Those are not my children!)
The house that Draper lived in, and where he built his observatory and took his first astro-photographs of the moon (1840), is located in Hastings-on-Hudson, just north of the New York City border. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1975. I've attached the application that was submitted: not a very impressive piece of historical writing, but it did the trick. It seems that the observatory itself was destroyed at some point, but there is a public park (Draper Park!) outside the house: a very popular place for Walking the Dog.
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