Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7053
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
Alexander Dallas Bache Papers, 1821-1869
This record unit consists of the papers of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) relating to his study of European education, magnetic and meteorological observations at Girard College, his appointment as Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, his professional discourse with other scientists on a broad range of topics, his own research, and his work on the Light House Board. Materials include diaries, 1836-1837, of his study of educational institutions in Britain; correspondence, 1821-1866, documenting his European trip; his work on education during the years 1839-1841; and his contact with the American scientific community. Materials also include small collections of papers concerning the Coast Survey, the Light House Board, and the Smithsonian Institution; letters to his wife, Nancy Clarke Fowler Bache; and a small collection of posthumous papers.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
- Bache, Nancy Clarke Fowler
- United States Coast Survey
- United States. Light-House Board
- Girard College
- Smithsonian Institution
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7053, Alexander Dallas Bache Papers