12-Inch Telescope Restoration: Summary of Research and Final Recommendations


Historical News Items, September-Novermber, 1881

Chabot Field Notes

Chabot Photographs: 8" Alvan Clark telescope, "Leah"


Santa Clara University Field Notes

Santa Clara University Photographs: 16" Alvan Clark telescope, "Swift"

Chamberlin Observatory Alvan Clark repair document


Alvan Clark & Sons, Artists in Optics, Deborah Jean Warner (1968, Smithsonian Institution Press)
Eye on the Sky: Lick Observatory's First Century
, Donald Osterbrock, John Gustafson, W.J. Shiloh Unruh (1988, University of California Press)
A History of Control Engineering, 1800-1930, S. Bennett (1979, Institution of Electrical Engineers)
James Lick's Monument: The saga of Captain Richard Floyd and teh building of the Lick Observatory, Helen Wright (1987, Cambridge University Press)
Victorian Telescope Makers: The Lives and Letters of Thomas and Howard Grubb, I.S. Glass (1997, Institute of Physics Publishing)

Periodicals and Publications
"It's a Duesy," Mike Boessen (Sky and Telescope, March 2011)
"The Great Telescope Race," Trudy E. Bell (Sky and Telescope, June 2011)
"Alvan Clark (1804-1887), George Basset Clark (1827-1891) and Alvan Graham Clark (1823-1897): American Makers of Telescope Optics," Pedro Re, 2008 (reprinted with permission)

Web Sites
The Antique Telescope Society
"An Historic 8-1/4" Alvan Clark Returns to Its Former Glory," Allen Hall
"Telescope and Instrument Restoration Methods and Techniques," Jon Slaton
"Golden Era of Refractors," Center for History of Physics/American Institute of Physics