Rhode Island Journal of Astronomy, The Juvenile periodical written by HPL, 1903–9. Copies at JHL.


Rhode Island Journal of Astronomy, The Juvenile periodical written by HPL, 1903–9. Copies at JHL.
   The hectographed paper survives in 69 issues: 1, No. 1 (August 2, 1903); 1, No. 2 (August 9, 1903); 1, No. 3 (August 16, 1903); 1, No. 4 (August 23, 1903); 1, No. 5 (August 30, 1903); 1, No. 6 (September 6, 1903); 1, No. 7 (September 13, 1903); 1, No. 8 (September 20, 1903); 1, No. 9 (September 27, 1903); 1, No. 10 (October 4, 1903); 1, No. 11 (October 11, 1903); 1, No. 12 (October 18, 1903); 1, No. 13 (October 25, 1903); 1, No. 14 (November 1, 1903); 1, No. 15 (November 8, 1903); 1, No. 16 (November 15, 1903); 1, No. 17 (November 22, 1903); 1, No. 18 (November 29, 1903); 1, No. 19 (December 6, 1903); 1, No. 20 (December 13, 1903); 1, No. 21 (December 20, 1903); 1, No. 22 (December 27, 1903); 1, No. 23 (January 3, 1904); 1, No. 24 (January 10, 1904); 1, No 25 (January 17, 1904); 1, No. 26 (January 24, 1904); 1, No. 27 (January 31, 1904); 3, No. 1 (April 16, 1905); [Extra] (April 17, 1905); 3, No. 2 (April 23, 1905); 3, No. 3 (April 30, 1905); 3, No. 4 (May 7, 1905); 3, No. 5 (May 14, 1905); 3, No. 6 (May 21, 1905); 3, No. 7 (May 28, 1905); 3, No. 8 (June 4, 1905); 3, No. 9 (June 11, 1905); 3, No. 10 (June 18, 1905); 3, No. 11 (June 25, 1905); 3, No. 12 (July 2, 1905); 3, No. 13 (July 9, 1905); 3, No. 14 (July 16, 1905); 3, No. 15 (July 23, 1905); 4 [sic], No. 1 (new series) (July 30, 1905); 3, No. 2 (August 6, 1905); 3, No. 3 (August 13, 1905); 3, No. 5 (August 27, 1905); 3, No. 6 (September 3, 1905); 3, No. 7 (September 10, 1905); 3, No. 8 (September 17, 1905); 3, No. 9 (October 8, 1905); 3, No. 10 (October 22, 1905); 3, No. 11 (November 12, 1905); 3, No. 6 [sic] (January 1906); 3, No. 7 (February 1906); 3, No. 8 (March 1906); 3, No. 9 (April 1906); 3, No. 10 (May 1906); 3, No. 11 (June 1906); 4, No. 1 (Special Anniversary Number) (August 1906); 4, No. 2 (September 1906); 4, No. 3 (October 1906); 4, No. 4 (November 1906); 4, No. 5 (December 1906); 4, No. 6 (January 1907); 4, No. 9 (April 1907); 6, No. 6 (January 1909); 6, No. 7 (February 1909).
   The paper was HPL’s most ambitious and longest-running juvenile periodical. An average issue would contain several different columns, features, and charts, along with news notes, advertisements (for works by HPL, for items from his collection, and for outside merchants or friends), and fillers. Numerous serials appeared in the paper; the issue for September 20, 1903 lists the “original & complete MS.” of these: “The Telescope” (12 pp.); “The Moon” (12 pp.); “On Venus” (10 pp.); “Atlas Wld.” (7 maps); “Practical Geom[etry]” (34 pp.); “Astronomy” (60 pp.); “Solar System” (27 pp.). The issue for November 1, 1903 notes that HPL has now begun to use the telescope at Ladd Observatory of Brown University; HPL elsewhere states that Prof. Winslow Upton, professor of astronomy at Brown, was a family friend and allowed HPL access to the obser-vatory ( SL1.38). Several early drafts of HPL’s columns for the Pawtuxet Valley Gleanerand [Providence] Tribunefirst appeared here.

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