(305) Gordonia

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Discovered 1891 Feb. 16 by A. Charlois at Nice.

Named probably in honor of James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841–1918), editor of the New York Herald, founded by his father. He sent Stanley to Africa to find Livingstone (1869–1871). Bennett gave monetary aid to the Juvisy {see planet  (605)} Observatory of Flammarion {see planet  (1021)} by whom he is praised in l’Astronomie, p. 307 (1890). (H 35)

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