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Record Unit 7159,  Wead, Charles K, 1848-1925,  Charles K. Wead Papers, circa 1893-1913

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Wead, Charles K, 1848-1925
Title: Charles K. Wead Papers
Dates: circa 1893-1913
Quantity: 1 folder.
Collection: Record Unit 7159
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers consist of Wead correspondence concerning personal matters and Philosophical Society of Washington affairs, particularly the memorial meeting for Simon Newcomb in 1909. Also included are two letters from Simon Newcomb to John A. Kasson, one concerning a committee of Congress to investigate the possibility of establishing the metric system in the United States.

Historical Note

Charles K. Wead (1848-1925) was an examiner for the United States Patent Office from 1892 to 1921. He also served as an officer of the Philosophical Society of Washington and filled the unexpired term of Simon Newcomb as President of that organization in 1909, after Newcomb's death.

Descriptive Entry

These papers consist of Wead correspondence concerning personal matters and Philosophical Society of Washington affairs, particularly the memorial meeting for Simon Newcomb in 1909. Also included are two letters from Simon Newcomb to John A. Kasson, one concerning a committee of Congress to investigate the possibility of establishing the metric system in the United States.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7159, Wead, Charles K, 1848-1925, Charles K. Wead Papers

Container List

Box 1

Correspondence, c. 1893-1913

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