William Alexander Henry Is Born to Joseph and Harriet Henry

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Summary

William Alexander Henry, Joseph and Harriet Henry's first child, is born in Albany, New York. The family would soon move to Princeton, New Jersey, and later to Washington, D.C., where in 1846, Joseph Henry would become the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Henry, Harriet A. 1808-1882
  • Henry, William Alexander 1831-1862

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Image is thought to be William Alexander Henry, c. 1855, Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 82-3190.
  • Moyer, Albert. Joseph Henry: The Rise of an American Scientist. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, p. 120.

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

Date

October 1831

Topic

  • Births
  • Biography

Place

Albany (N.Y.)

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