Manuscript Group 988, Francis Robbins Upton (1852 – 1921), Physicist, Mathematician, Scrapbooks, 1877 – 1925
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988. UPTON, FRANCIS ROBBINS (1852 – 1921), physicist, mathematician.
Scrapbooks, 1877-1925. 3
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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