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Scope and Contents Robert B. Ariail was an insurance agent who was an avid amateur astronomer. This collection contains items related to his interest in astronomy.As an astronomer, one of Ariail’s primary endeavors was to purchase and restore antique telescopes. To this end he collected old telescope catalogs that would allow him to see how the telescopes first appeared. He also corresponded with many other amateur astronomers with whom he swapped photocopies of research material useful for learning...
Dates: 1815 - 2011