Joseph Henry Elected Professor of Natural Philosophy at Princeton

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Summary

Joseph Henry is appointed Professor of Natural Philosophy at The College of New Jersey, later Princeton University. In 1846, Henry would become the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
  • Princeton University

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Image is of Joseph Henry's first lecture at the College of New Jersey, 1832, Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number SIA2012-3188. For the entire document, see SIA2012-3188 through SIA2012-3192.
  • Reingold, Nathan, ed. The Papers of Joseph Henry, The Albany Years, December 1797 - October 1832, vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972, p. 458

Contact information

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

Date

September 26, 1832

Topic

  • Education
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Educators
  • Physics
  • Teaching
  • Teachers

Place

  • United States
  • Princeton (N.J.)

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