(519) Sylvania

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Discovered 1903 Oct. 20 by R. S. Dugan at Heidelberg.

This planet is named for the large forests that the discoverer enjoyed tramping through even as a small boy. Mrs. Edith Eveleth, sister of the discoverer, stated: “In Heidelberg he climbed up and down from the city to the Königstuhl through deep woods; for holidays he tramped through the Black Forest, the Odenwald and all the forest within reach.” (H 56)

See the remark for planet  (497).

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