Biographies of Women Astronomers
Although often difficult to find, there have been several biographical accounts of women astronomers and those in related sciences. Copies of books marked with an asterisk(*) are in the authors collection.

Kendall, Phebe Mitchell Maria Mitchell; Life, Letters and Journals *
Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1896.
The life of the first professor of astronomy at Vassar College and the first American woman to discover a comet - October 1847. (Note: She was the first of two women to independently discover it.) Authored by the niece of Maria Mitchell (1818-1889). 300 pages with 31 plates and 50 text figures.
Hall, Angelo An Astronomer's Wife - The Biography of Angelene Hall *
Baltimore: Nunn & Company, 1908.
The life of Chloe Angeline Stickney Hall (1830-1892), wife to Asaph Hall, discoverer of the moons of Mars. Her career in mathematics cut short due to her marriage. Her support of her husbands career in astronomy. Her letters to a variety of people. Written by her son. 130 pages with four photographs.
Somerville, Martha Personal Recollections, From Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville *
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1874.
The life of Mary Somerville (1780-1872), as the title states, her education, marriages, and intercommunications with many scientific notables of her day. She authored several scientific works including The Mechanism of the Heavens *, a highly mathematical and technical adaptation, as well as French to English translation, from the work of La Place. Written by her daughter. 377 pages with a frontpiece portrait.
Leffler, Anna Carlotta and Kovalevsky, Sonia Sonia Kovalevsky - Biography and Autobiography *
New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895.
"Memoir" and "Reminiscences of Childhood" of the mathematician Sonia Kovalevsky (1850-1891). Growing up, her drive to get an advanced education and work in Russia and Europe, and her early demise. 317 pages with four protrait plates.
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