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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

Box 2: Reprints of Articles

Diplomas (located in separate diploma box)

Photographs (in Lehigh photograph collection)

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