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John H. Darling Collection

Identifier: 03/10/01-FACPPR10-UMD

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the papers of John H. Darling.


  • Creation: 1847-1942


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.


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The collection contains the papers of John H. Darling. John Henry Darling was born on april 15, 1847 at Lake Ridge Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1873. He worked as a government engineer on navigation projects. Darling took the position of principal U.S. assistant Engineer in Duluth in 1884. He remained employed in Duluth until his retirement in 1913. Darling was interested in astronomy, and in 1917 he designed and built an observatory at 910 West Third Street in Duluth. The observatory was given to the city of Duluth upon his death in 1942. The facility was given to the University of Minnesota a few years later. The collection contains a variety of materials including diaries, notes, printed matter, and artifacts.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Seanna R. Stinnett Inventory prepared by Anthony J. Stojevich, November 28, 1979 Inventory revised by Kee Ching Nam, November 4, 1990
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526