Manuscript Group 988, Francis Robbins Upton (1852 – 1921), Physicist, Mathematician, Scrapbooks, 1877 – 1925


Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs


988. UPTON, FRANCIS ROBBINS (1852 – 1921), physicist, mathematician.


Scrapbooks, 1877-1925. 3


Contains letters,
certificates, printed matter, and photographs


illustrating the life of
Francis Robbins Upton, who in 1877 received the first Master of
Science degree granted by Princeton


University and began to work
a year later at Thomas Alva Edison’s


Menlo Park laboratories on
the incandescent light. In later life he


served as president of the
Edison Pioneers, an organization of early


employees of the Edison
Company. Includes letters of Thomas A.


Edison and Franklin D.


Gift of Eleanor S. Upton,


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