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Correspondence relating to astronomical observations, astronomy, British scientists, cosmology, general relativity, gravitational collapse, mathematics, publications of scientific articles, radio astronomy, red-shifts, spoken English, and the University of Illinois; reprints of European meetings on radio astronomy, gravitation, and astronomy; and an autobiographical sketch concerning McVittie's parents (Francis Skinner and Emily Caroline (Weber) McVittie), youth in İzmir (Turkey), education at University of Edinburgh and Cambridge University, unified field theory and cosmological research, academic appointments and honors, World War II cryptographic service, and publications.
Correspondents include Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Sherman C. Lowell, Allan R. Sandage, Harlow Shapley, Abe H. Taub, and Edmund Whittaker.
Department head and professor of astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (earlier name: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus)); b. 1904.
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