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

Record Unit 7059

Alexander, C. A. (Charles Armistead), -1869?

Charles Armistead Alexander Papers, 1840-1870

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Alexander, C. A. (Charles Armistead), -1869?
Title: Charles Armistead Alexander Papers
Dates: 1840-1870
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7059
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of texts of lectures, most of which were delivered at the Alexandria Lyceum. One was printed in the Alexandria Gazette in 1840. Also included are lists of translations Alexander did for the Smithsonian Institution, 1866-1870.

Historical Note

Charles Armistead Alexander (?- circa 1869) translated many foreign scientific papers for the Smithsonian Institution, beginning about 1858. Most of the translations were published in the Smithsonian Institution Annual Report. Alexander also lectured at the Alexandria Lyceum during the 1840s.

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Introduction

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of texts of lectures, most of which were delivered at the Alexandria Lyceum. One was printed in the Alexandria Gazette in 1840. Also included are lists of translations Alexander did for the Smithsonian Institution, 1866-1870.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7059, Charles Armistead Alexander Papers

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Container List

Series 1

Texts of Lectures

Box 1

Folder 1 Recollection of Paris

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Folder 2 Philosophic Reveries of Modern Mysteries

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Folder 3 On Progress of Society, 1841

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Folder 4 A Pilgrimage to Penshurst

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Folder 5 Lecture, 1843

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Folder 6 Lecture, no date

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Folder 7 Manuscript with pages missing, and a poem

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Series 2

Newspaper Articles and List of Translations

Box 1

Folder 8 Alexandria Gazette, February 12, 1840, "A Day in London"

Box 1 of 1

Folder 9 List of translations, 1866-1870

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