Lithograph of Fingal's Cave in Ireland. The lithograph was published for Hermann J. Meyer of 164 William Street in New York

ID: 2005-15070

Creator: Unknown

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Date: c.1850s?

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 6

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Summary

Fingal's Cave in Ireland

Author

Unknown

Subject

Smithson, James 1765-1829

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

In 1784 James Smithson went on a geological tour of England and Scotland with the noted French geologist, Barthelemy Faujas de-St.-Fond, William Thornton, and the Italian Count Paolo Andreani. During the trip, Smithson explored this cave to study its basaltic columns.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 6

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c.1850s?

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology
  • England

Place

  • Fingal's Cave
  • England
  • Hebrides

ID Number

2005-15070

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 12w x 8h; Type of Image: Document Medium: Lithograph

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