Henderson Meteorite Fund is Established

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Summary

A signing ceremony is held in the Secretary's Parlor to establish the Edward P. Henderson Meteorite Fund. The fund, named in honor of the benefactor, a curator emeritus of the National Museum of Natural History, is the SI's first large money endowment specifically designed for the study of meteorites in the history of the Smithsonian. Henderson came to the Smithsonian in 1929, after ten years as a United States Geological Survey chemist.

Subject

  • Henderson, Edward Porter
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Division of Meteorites
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 7-8/1974, p. 2

Contact information

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

Date

May 21, 1974

Topic

  • Benefactors
  • Gifts
  • United States National Museum
  • Meteorology

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