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Manuscript/Mixed Material Letter From David Grinspoon

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  • Letter From David Grinspoon


  • Sagan, Carl (Addressee)
  • Grinspoon, David (Author)


  • -  Astronomy
  • -  Saturn (Planet)
  • -  Science fiction
  • -  Mentorship
  • -  Mentoring
  • -  Planetary science
  • -  Planetology
  • -  Brown University--Students
  • -  Lovecraft, H.P
  • -  Head, James W
  • -  Titan (Satellite)
  • -  Clarke, A.C
  • -  Correspondence


  • Correspondence


  • -  David Grinspoon describes his first semester as an undergraduate at Brown University. He mentions that one of his most rewarding courses was taught by James W. Head, professor, Brown University Department of Geological Sciences, who he explains is also a science fiction fan. Grinspoon notes that Head, like Sagan and himself, is also a science fiction fan and that he quoted Arthur C. Clarke when discussing Saturn's largest moon Titan. Grinspoon then enquires about a possible position over the summer helping out in Sagan's lab and mentions sending along a copy of a H.P. Lovecraft book Sagan had previously asked him about.


  • Dimensions in inches: 11 x 8 1/2

Source Collection

  • The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive


  • Manuscript Division

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Chicago citation style:

Sagan, Carl, and David Grinspoon. Letter From David Grinspoon. 1978. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

Sagan, C. & Grinspoon, D. (1978) Letter From David Grinspoon. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Sagan, Carl, and David Grinspoon. Letter From David Grinspoon. 1978. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.