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Record Unit 7061,  Hough, William Jervis, 1795-1869,  William Jervis Hough Papers, 1846-1847, 1896-1901

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hough, William Jervis, 1795-1869
Title: William Jervis Hough Papers
Dates: 1846-1847, 1896-1901
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7061
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of Hough's correspondence with David Dale Owen concerning the selection of stones for the Smithsonian Building and an original proposal for the Smithsonian Building from the architect, William Archer; notes regarding the 1846 founding of the Smithsonian Institution; a report by the Smithsonian Building Committee; notes from contractors; and an 1863 newspaper article about the Smithsonian Building. Also included is later correspondence between William Jones Rhees and Charles E. Stevens, Hough's son-in-law, concerning the deeding of Hough's papers to the Smithsonian Institution.

Historical Note

William Jervis Hough (1795-1869), lawyer, served as a congressman from New York, 1845-1847. He was appointed a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution in August 1846. Hough attended the Board of Regents' first meeting in the fall of 1846, and served as Secretary of that body. Hough was also on the Smithsonian Building Committee. After his term as congressman ended, Hough returned to law practice in New York State.

Introduction

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

Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of Hough's correspondence with David Dale Owen concerning the selection of stones for the Smithsonian Building and an original proposal for the Smithsonian Building from the architect, William Archer; notes regarding the 1846 founding of the Smithsonian Institution; a report by the Smithsonian Building Committee; notes from contractors; and an 1863 newspaper article about the Smithsonian Building. Also included is later correspondence between William Jones Rhees and Charles E. Stevens, Hough's son-in-law, concerning the deeding of Hough's papers to the Smithsonian Institution.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7061, Hough, William Jervis, 1795-1869, William Jervis Hough Papers

Container List

Series 1

Correspondence, Arranged Chronologically, 1846-1847, 1896-1901.

Box 1

Folder 1 Correspondence, 1846-1847

Box 1 of 1

Folder 2 Correspondence, 1896-1901

Box 1 of 1

Series 2

Notes, Report, and Newspaper Article.

Box 1

Folder 3 Lists of candidates for the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Box 1 of 1

Folder 4 Notes regarding the 1846 founding of the Smithsonian Institution

Box 1 of 1

Folder 5 Notes from contractors

Box 1 of 1

Folder 6 Report by the Smithsonian Building Committee

Box 1 of 1

Folder 7 New York Observer, January 29, 1863

Box 1 of 1