SIA RU007216, Foreman, Edward R. 1808-1885, Edward R. Foreman Papers, circa c. 1868-1879

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Summary

Creator:
Foreman, Edward R. 1808-1885
Title:
Edward R. Foreman Papers, circa c. 1868-1879
Dates:
1868, 1868-1879, c 1868-1879
Notes:
Edward R. Foreman (1808-1885) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After twelve years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he was appointed Assistant in the Smithsonian Institution in 1848. Foreman's duties with the Smithsonian included the organization of the meteorological reporting system initiated by Secretary Joseph Henry and the arrangement of scientific lectures. During his years at the Smithsonian, Foreman also served as Professor of Chemistry in the National Medical College. In 1852, he accepted the position of chief examiner in the Patent Office, a position he retained until 1860. Foreman returned to the Smithsonian in 1874 as a collaborator in Ethnology in the United States National Museum
Summary:
These papers include lectures and notes on chemistry, ethnology, and natural history, especially botany; a sketch of the geology of Arkansas; and various lists of specimens
Topics:
Geology, Anthropology, Botany, Chemistry, Natural history
Subjects:
Foreman, Edward R. 1808-1885, Henry, Joseph 1797-1878, University of Pennsylvania, National Medical College (Washington, D.C.), United States Patent Office, United States National Museum
Form/Genre:
Mixed archival materials, Collection descriptions
Local Number:
SIA RU007216
Physical Description:
0.1 linear meter

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7216

Foreman, Edward R

Edward R. Foreman Papers, circa 1868-1879

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Foreman, Edward R
Title: Edward R. Foreman Papers
Dates: circa 1868-1879
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7216
Language of Materials: English

Historical Note

Edward R. Foreman (1808-1885) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After twelve years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he was appointed Assistant in the Smithsonian Institution in 1848. Foreman's duties with the Smithsonian included the organization of the meteorological reporting system initiated by Secretary Joseph Henry and the arrangement of scientific lectures. During his years at the Smithsonian, Foreman also served as Professor of Chemistry in the National Medical College. In 1852, he accepted the position of chief examiner in the Patent Office, a position he retained until 1860. Foreman returned to the Smithsonian in 1874 as a collaborator in Ethnology in the United States National Museum.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers include lectures and notes on chemistry, ethnology, and natural history, especially botany; a sketch of the geology of Arkansas; and various lists of specimens.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7216, Foreman, Edward R, Edward R. Foreman Papers

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Container List

Box 1

List of Marine Animals

Box 1 of 1

Sketch of Geology of the State of Arkansas

Box 1 of 1

Catalogue of the Plants of Japan

Box 1 of 1

Miscellaneous Scientific Notes, 1868-1869

Box 1 of 1

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