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Record Unit 7216,  Foreman, Edward R,  Edward R. Foreman Papers, circa 1868-1879

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Foreman, Edward R
Title: Edward R. Foreman Papers
Dates: circa 1868-1879
Quantity: 0.1 linear meter.
Collection: Record Unit 7216
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These papers include lectures and notes on chemistry, ethnology, and natural history, especially botany; a sketch of the geology of Arkansas; and various lists of specimens.

Historical Note

Edward R. Foreman (1808-1885) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. After twelve years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, he was appointed Assistant in the Smithsonian Institution in 1848. Foreman's duties with the Smithsonian included the organization of the meteorological reporting system initiated by Secretary Joseph Henry and the arrangement of scientific lectures. During his years at the Smithsonian, Foreman also served as Professor of Chemistry in the National Medical College. In 1852, he accepted the position of chief examiner in the Patent Office, a position he retained until 1860. Foreman returned to the Smithsonian in 1874 as a collaborator in Ethnology in the United States National Museum.

Descriptive Entry

These papers include lectures and notes on chemistry, ethnology, and natural history, especially botany; a sketch of the geology of Arkansas; and various lists of specimens.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7216, Foreman, Edward R, Edward R. Foreman Papers

Container List

Box 1

List of Marine Animals

Box 1 of 1

Sketch of Geology of the State of Arkansas

Box 1 of 1

Catalogue of the Plants of Japan

Box 1 of 1

Miscellaneous Scientific Notes, 1868-1869

Box 1 of 1