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   P. L. ;
   1855 in Boston
   Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
   sister Amy L., poet; brother Abbott Lawrence L. became president of Harvard-University, cousin Abbott Lawrence Rotch founded Boston's meteorol. obs.
   astronomical autodidact & amateur
   United States of America
   Mars and its canals, New York: 1906 ;
   founder of the Lowell Observatory
   astrophotographer ->E. C. Slipher ;
   astronomical drawing, esp. of the surface of mars and its alleged canals ;
   William Graves Hoyt: Lowell & Mars (Tucson 1976) ; David Strauss: The Culture & Science of a Boston Brahmin (Cambridge, MA 2001) ;

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