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Nathaniel Bowditch

Astronomer, Mathematician, Business (26-Mar-1773 — 17-Mar-1838)

SUBJECT OF BOOKS


Robert Elton Berry. The Yankee Stargazer: The Life of Nathaniel Bowditch. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1941. 234pp.

Robert Elton Berry. Sextant and Sails: The Story of Nathaniel Bowditch. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1943. 227pp.

Henry Ingersoll Bowditch. Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch. Boston: J. Munroe and Company. 1841. 158pp. "Prepared for the young" by Bowditch's son.

Henry Ingersoll Bowditch. Nat the Navigator: A Life of Nathaniel Bowditch. Lee and Shephard. 1870. 192pp.

Alfred Stanford. Navigator: The Story of Nathaniel Bowditch. New York: William Morrow. 1927. 308pp.

Alexander Young. A Discourse on the Life and Character of the Hon. Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D., F.R.S.: Delivered in the Church on Church Green, March 25, 1838. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown. 1838. 119pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.122)

  5. Webster's American Biographies (p.123)

  6. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.66)




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