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US Navy Photographer William Bell's Obituaries from 1910, Listing His Role in Transit Expedition

US Navy Photographer William Bell's Obituaries from 1910, Listing His Role in Transit Expedition

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Venus transit model by W. Boosman, used for the 1874 Dutch expedition to Reunion

Venus transit model by W. Boosman, used for the 1874 Dutch expedition to Reunion

Frederik Kaiser, the director of the Leiden Observatory, had two models of the Venus transit made. These were used for training the observers, especially when Venus is entering the sun.

Willem Boosm...

View of Matavai Bay, Tahiti from One Tree Hill

View of Matavai Bay, Tahiti from One Tree Hill

This engraving of Matavai Bay in Tahiti shows the bark Endeavour anchored in the bay close to Fort Venus, the site from which Captain Cook observed the transit of Venus in 1769.

The engravin...

William Bell's Department of State Introduction, August 31, 1882 - back of document

William Bell's Department of State Introduction, August 31, 1882 - back of document

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This image was assembled from multiple scans.

William Bell's Department of State Introduction, August 31, 1882 - inside of document

William Bell's Department of State Introduction, August 31, 1882 - inside of document

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Only marked section of document scanned.

William Bell's Department to State Introduction, August 31, 1882 - front of document

William Bell's Department to State Introduction, August 31, 1882 - front of document

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This document has been assembled from multiple scans.

William Bell's Letter of Appointment as Transit of Venus Photographer for the U.S. Navy, August 21, 1882 - page 1

William Bell's Letter of Appointment as Transit of Venus Photographer for the U.S. Navy, August 21, 1882 - page 1

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William Bell's Letter of Appointment as Transit of Venus Photographer for the U.S. Navy, August 21, 1882 - page 2

William Bell's Letter of Appointment as Transit of Venus Photographer for the U.S. Navy, August 21, 1882 - page 2

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William Bell's Stereograph of Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, 1882

William Bell's Stereograph of Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro, 1882

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Made on Transit of Venus Expedition.

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