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Manuscript/Mixed Material Draft of Harold Clayton Urey obituary for Icarus

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  • Draft of Harold Clayton Urey obituary for Icarus


  • Sagan, Carl (Author)


  • -  Sagan, Carl
  • -  University of Chicago
  • -  Urey, Harold Clayton
  • -  Mentorship
  • -  Mentoring
  • -  Planetary science
  • -  Planetology
  • -  Manuscripts


  • Manuscripts


  • -  Draft of obituary written by Sagan for one of his mentor's Harold Clayton Urey. Sagan discusses Urey's contributions to the field of planetary science and recounts how he met Urey while he was a student at the University of Chicago in 1952. This draft contains a significant number of cross outs and rewrites. The final version of the obituary was published in Icarus, volume 48, issue 3, p. 348-352


  • 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. Draft of Harold Clayton Urey obituary for Icarus. 1981. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

Sagan, C. (1981) Draft of Harold Clayton Urey obituary for Icarus. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Sagan, Carl. Draft of Harold Clayton Urey obituary for Icarus. 1981. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.