Richard H. Tucker, Class of 1879
Held by Special Collections, Linderman Library
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
Call No.: SC MS 041
2 Boxes, .8 linear feet
Richard Hawley Tucker was born in 1859 and graduated from Lehigh in 1879. He
was an astronomer at the Lick Observatory in California until his retirement
in 1926, and received an honorary Ph.D.from Lehigh in 1922. The material here
includes letters written to his mother while he was a student at Lehigh, telling
of his life at college; some grade reports; letters from the President of the
University about unexcused absenses; term papers; programs of track meets; his
grade books when he was an instructor at Lehigh in 1883-1884; newspaper clippings
about Lehigh, including extensive coverage of the death of Asa Packer; forms
and correspondence about the Alumni Association; and biographical material,
including diplomas, and reprints of all the articles he published. Also included
are letters from his classmates (James S. Cunningham, C.L. Doolittle, James
E. Gilbert, Joseph H. Paddock, and Fitzwilliam Sargent) after graduation, telling
of their adventures; and a scrapbook of play programs and lists of performances
he saw, 1874-1882.
The material was donated to Lehigh University by his daughter, Jane S. Tucker, in 1989.
Box 1: General
- Folder 1.01 Freshman year 1875-76
- Folder 1.02 Sophomore year 1876-77
- Folder 1.03 Junior year 1877-78
- Folder 1.04 Senior year 1878-79
- Folder 1.05 Correspondence from Cunningham 1881-87
- Folder 1.06 Correspondence from Doolittle 1883
- Folder 1.07 Correspondence from Gilbert 1881
- Folder 1.08 Correspondence from Paddock 1880
- Folder 1.09 Correspondence from Sargent 1880-82
- Folder 1.10 Scrapbook 1874-1882.
- Folder 1.11 Course work 1875-1879.
- Folder 1.12 Athletics, programs, inc. Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and silver award 1876-1879.
- Folder 1.13 Correspondence about Lehigh 1879-1915.
- Folder 1.14 Scrapbook pages, clippings about Lehigh and death of Asa Packer 1877-1902.
- Folder 1.15 Forms and correspondence about Alumni Association 1879-1911
- Folder 1.16 Biographical material, articles, clippings, certificates 1879-1952
- Folder 1.17 Grade books when instructor at Lehigh 1883-1884
- Folder 1.18 Three final exams, 1879
Box 2: Reprints of Articles
- Folder 2.01 List of publications and articles from 1882-1900.
- Folder 2.02 Articles 1900-1907
- Folder 2.03 Articles 1907-1914
- Folder 2.04 Articles 1916-1923
- Folder 2.05 Articles 1923-1928
- Folder 2.06 Three notebooks as student
- Folder 2.07 Tau Beta Pi key
Diplomas (located in separate diploma box)
- Lehigh University, Civil Engineer 1879
- Lehigh University, Honorary Doctor of Science 1922
- Astronomical Society of the Pacific 1893
- American Philisophical Society 1908
- The Society of the Sigma Chi, California Chapter 1924
- SocietŠ Astronomique de France, membrŠs titulaires, 1924
Photographs (in Lehigh photograph collection)
- Graduation portrait, 1879 (BS0043)
- Class group, 1878 (F0167)
- Portrait, 1938 (F0168)
- At telescope at Lick Observatory, 1893 (F0169)
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