The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2007 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, F. Jamil Ragep, JoAnn Palmeri, Marvin Bolt

Mitchell, Maria

  • Thomas R. Williams
Reference work entry

BornNantucket, Massachusetts, USA, 1 August 1818

DiedLynn, Massachusetts, USA, 28 June 1889
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Selected References

  1. Belserene, Emilia Pisani (1986). “Maria Mitchell: Nineteenth Century Astronomer.” Astronomy Quarterly 5, no. 19: 133–150.ADSGoogle Scholar
  2. Hoffleit, Dorrit (1983). Maria Mitchell's Famous Students. Cambridge, Massachusetts: American Association of Variable Star Observers. (In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Maria Mitchell Observatory.)Google Scholar
  3. ——— (1994). The Education of American Women Astronomers before 1960. Cambridge, Massachusetts: American Association of Variable Star Observers.Google Scholar
  4. Keller, Dorothy J. (1974). “Maria Mitchell, an Early Woman Academician.” Ph.D. diss., University of Rochester.Google Scholar
  5. Kendall, Phebe Mitchell (comp. and ed.) (1896). Maria Mitchell, Life, Letters, and Journals. Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers.Google Scholar
  6. Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory (1978). “Maria Mitchell: The Advancement of Women in Science.” New England Quarterly 51, no. 1: 39–63.Google Scholar
  7. Lankford, John (1997). American Astronomy: Community, Careers, and Power, 1859–1940. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 288–308.Google Scholar
  8. Merriam, Eve (ed.) (1971). “Maria Mitchell. 1818–1889.” In Growing up Female in America, pp. 75–90. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.Google Scholar
  9. Wright, Helen. (1949). Sweeper in the Sky: The Life of Maria Mitchell. New York: Macmillan.Google Scholar

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