HIS THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS WAS THE FOUNDATION OF CREATIVE WORK IN ASTRONOMY, GEOLOGY, AND ENGINEERING AND HERE GIVES GOOD ADVICE FOR A SCIENTIFIC CAREER
ROBERT SIMPSON WOODWARD (1849-1924) SIGNED QUOTE, “Robert S. Woodward”, on a card 4.25 x 3.5, by the American civil engineer, astronomer, physicist, and mathematician. He was an astronomer with the United States Geological Survey until 1890 and later professor of mathematical physics and dean of faculty of pure science at Columbia (1893-1905). He then became president of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and greatly expanded its scientific research projects. In 1900 he became President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His handwritten quote, in full: “If you wish to make progress avoid precedent, but do not ignore it.” The card is in fine condition, with minor age toning.