Old Salem Families
Clipped autograph signature, “Albert S. Flint”.
1 vols. approximately 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches. Old Salem Families. The signature tipped in (with about 20 other clipped signatures, one with initials) into the inside wrapper, and first and second pages of “Dancing as a Social Amusement. By Professed Christians, or their Children,”[ New York: Published by the American Tract Society, ca. 1860] Some creasing of signature slips. Pamphlet in original printed wrappers, some fraying and creasing, text loose, discreet pencilled library markings, else very good Item #25702
Albert Stowell Flint (1853-1923)the noted astronomer. Flint, born in Salem, Mass., a Harvard and M.I.T. graduate, was best known for his work on the meridian circle on the paralaxes of stars, also his contributions to the reobservation of the secondary stars in Auwer's catalogue and his participation in the determination of the latitude of the Princeton Observatory. In 1881 he was a computer in the Naval Observatory in Washington. He was the author of “Meridian Observations for Stellar Parallax.”¶ The other signatures, many names of old Salem families, are of Augusta Arrington, C. H. Hodgdon, William Proctor, J. McCallum, Henry M. Batchelder, George Dow, Charles W. Winn, E. S. Merrill, H. Reeves, George N. Dow, C. Wilson, W. B. Winn, Albert W. Edgerly, Caroline Weeks, Edward W. Flint, H. E. Lewis, Harriet M. Tyler, Nathaniel M. Brown, John Henry Ropes and the initials “E. H. F.” Two of the signatures bear the date March 1863 and one reads Salem, Mass.