Rumford Medal

Title

Rumford Medal

Subject

Astronomy
Medal

Description

Gold medallion in 3.5 inches square leather case with green velvet. interior. Metal approximately 3 inches diameter, made of gold. Front contains left facing profile of Lord Rumford. Reads “Born 1753 * Benjamin Count Rumford * Died 1814.” Back reads “Rumford medal for discoveries in light or heat” and “Awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to Joel Stebbins for his development of the Selenium Photometer and its applications in Astronomy 1913.”

Donated to the University by Robert Stebbins, grandson of Dr. Joel Stebbins.

Creator

Bigelow Kennard & Company, Boston

Publisher

Found in the University Archive’s special storage, Joel Stebbins papers, RS 15/3/21.

Date

1913

Rights

University of Illinois archives

Language

English

Type

physical object

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

Rumford Medal
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Citation

Bigelow Kennard & Company, Boston, “Rumford Medal,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed June 26, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/68.