Western Union Telegraph Expedition, Papers from William H. Dall to Robert Kennicott

ID: SIA RU007073

Creator: Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1866

Citation: William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

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Creator

  • Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
  • Butler, James L.
  • Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)

Abstract

These are papers that document preparations for the Western Union Telegraph Expedition from William H. Dall to Robert Kennicott including: copy of order from Charles S. Bulkley; order from Dall to Captain of steamer regarding specimen collections; Stores; directions for Collecting; Dall letter to scientific friends; copy of Spencer F. Baird telegram to Bulkley on Stimpson and the destruction of the Chicago Academy of Sciences; copy of Dall letter to George Walker, President of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, on the expedition; Dall letter to Kennicott; copy of Dall memorandum to G. H. Mumford, Director of Western Union Telegraph Expedition; list of supplies; copy of Dall letter on death of Kennicott.

Date Range

1866

Start Date

1866

End Date

1866

Access Information

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Topic

Place

  • Canada
  • United States
  • British Columbia
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Reports

Accession #

SIA RU007073

Collection name

William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

Physical Description

1 report

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 18 Folder 6