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gers, 249-50

Talbot, Fox, measurement of double
stars at great distances, 198

Tarr, Professor R. S., investigates
earthquake at Yakutat Bay, Alaska,
1899, 105, 124

Thomas, Professor B. F., quits Missouri
University in 1885, 32

Thomson, the poet, his description of
Newton, 87, 88, 272

Thucydides, Greek historian, recognizes
that importance of ancestry often is
overrated, 1

Tietjen, F., Professor of Astronomy at
Berlin, one of Mr. See's teachers, 47

Timocharis, Greek astronomer, 163

Tindall, Professor W. C., teaches mathe-
matics to Mr. See, 32

Tisserand, French astronomer, de-
ceived in Cosmogony, 164

Trajan, Emperor of Rome, seeks safety
from earthquakes at Antioch, 97

Tschudi, Von., quoted by Proctor, 146

Tycho, celebrated Danish astronomer,
notable advance since made in the
theory of comets, 162; had little in-
tuition into causes, 166; mentioned by
Holmes in his poem welcoming Dr.
Gould, 258-9

UPDEGRAFF, Professor Milton, U.S.N.,
improves standard of meridian work
of Naval Observatory, 72; letter
from Professor W. B. Smith for
banquet in honor of Dr. See, 275, 276

VEST, U.S. Senator Geo. G., his speeches
heard by Noah See, 16; would need
a successor in Congress, 25

Very, Professor F. W., concludes that
White Nebulae may be galaxies, 213

WARDNER, A. E., secures a copy of
Humboldt's Cosmos for Mr. See, 29

Warner & Swasey, of Cleveland, build
the mounting of Yerkes telescope, 55

Washington, George, first President of
United States, his maxim of avoiding
entangling alliances with other na-
tions, 260



Webb, W. L., author of this work, has
known Professor See a quarter of a
century, Introduction, vii, -ix; ac-
knowledgments to Professor L. M.
Defoe, University of Missouri, ix;
his indebtedness t9 Professor Harris
Hancock, University of Cincinnati,
ix; his remarks on the philosophic
habits of Aristotle and Plato, viii; on
the death 9f Poincare and Darwin
in 1912, viii; on the preparation of
Champ Clark's biography, ix; the
more ambitious work on Professor
See and his discoveries, ix; his ac-
knowledgments to the American
Philosophical Society and to the
Historical Society of Montgomery
County, Missouri, ix; served on
Legislative Committee for the investi-
gation of the University of Missouri,
1889, 37

Weeks, Mrs. A. M., sister of Professor
See, and one of his early teachers, 6;
especially good in arithmetic, 17;
induces her father to send Tom See
to school in Montgomery City, 24-25;
boyhood teacher of Professor See in
winter of 1878-9, 24; manages Pro-
fessor See's household in Washington,
79

Weeks, Mrs. S. T., sister of Professor
See, of very domestic taste, 6

Weeks, Judge S. T., of Calloway Co.,
prominent citizen, Professor See's
brother-in-law, State Senator, 7

Wegener, a friend of A. von Humboldt,
30

Weierstrass, Professor Karl, the emi-
nent Berlin mathematician, advises
Mr. See on his arrival at University
of Berlin, 47

Whewell, Dr. William, master of Trinity
College, Cambridge, England, his
description of the intellectual charac-
ter of Newton and the nature of
genius, 265

Wilhelm, His Majesty, the German
Emperor, drives daily past the Uni-
versity, 48; is told of Mr. See's work
by Professor Foerster, 48; in mili-
tary parade with the Emperor of
Russia, 48

Wilson, Woodrow, President of United
States, his educational reform for
greater efficiency at Princeton Uni-
versity, 33; his biographer, Mr.
Wm. Bayard Hale, on the work of
Professor See, 257



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INDEX OF NAMES



Wolf, Professor Max, of Heidelberg,
his impression of See's Researches,
Vol. II, 247

Wolfer, Professor A., of Zurich, im-
pression of See's Researches, Vol. II,
248

Wright, Professor W. H., of Lick Ob-
servatory, uses motion in line of sight
on binaries, 59

YERKES, C. T., founder of Yerkes Ob-
servatory, 54; agrees to buy glass
discs for lenses oT Yerkes telescope,
54; delay in building observatory
due to inflated budget, 56; building



of observatory started by Dr. See in
1894,56; death in 1905, 57

Young, Professor C. A., visited by Mr.
See on way to Europe, 1889, 45;
estimates distance of remoter stars
at from" 10,000 to 20,000 light-years,
205

ZELLER, Profess9r Edward, eminent
authority in philosophy of the Greeks
48; visited by Mr. See in his study,
49; one of Mr. See's examiners, 49

Zinzendorf, Count, of Herrnhut, Sax-
ony, founds Bethlehem, 1741, 2



WORKS OF DR. T. J. J. SEE

Researches on the Evolution of the Stellar

Systems. Vol. I.
By T. J. J. SEE, A.M., Ph. D.

This work is the first volume of an extensive investigation
which Dr. SEE has undertaken on the evolution of our stellar
systems. The introduction begins with a sketch of the nebular
hypothesis of our solar system. In Chapter I the author gives
the common proof of the Newtonian law of force for our solar
system, and then proceeds to consider the proof for the orbits of
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Researches on the Evolution of the Stellar

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By T. J. J. SEE, A.M., Ph. D.

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also to the chemist, biologist, engineer, and in fact to every pro-
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observatory, society, or other institution of science or education.

In this magnificent work, illustrated throughout by views
and photographs of the highest beauty, Prof. SEE deals with the
conclusions he has arrived at as to the origin of our own and other
systems generally from his researches during the last twenty
years; and gives in a connected form the matter of numerous
papers contributed by him to the Astronomische Nachrichten,
Popular Astronomy, and other magazines.

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