St. Louis University Observatory
Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:27 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:25 PM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
Octave Leon Petitdidier, born Villemagne, France, 1853; studied engineering,
moved to U.S. circa 1873. Worked as a civil engineer in Cincinnati, and in
1876 at the U. S. Engineer's Office in St. Louis & Indianapolis. Fabricated
two reflecting telescopes with mounts, 8 1/2 inch aperture; and a 6 inch
refractor for St. Louis University.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:38 AM
Contact the guy listed on the "Find a Grave" page, he may be family and the family may have his old papers and records. Just a thought.
Do I win a prize if I find the darn thing?
Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:23 AM