Joseph Henry Begins His "Record of Experiments"

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Date: August 15, 1834

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Summary

After setting up his laboratory and constructing apparatus at the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University, Joseph Henry resumes his research on electromagnetic induction. He begins recording his experimental research in what would become a series of three large volumes of laboratory notes. In 1846, physicist Joseph Henry would be appointed the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

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

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • For a discussion of Henry's Record of Experiments, see The Papers of Joseph Henry, vol. 2, pp. 215-20.
  • Reingold, Nathan, ed. The Papers of Joseph Henry, The Albany Years, December 1797 - October 1832, vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972, pp. 215-22.
  • Moyer, Albert. Joseph Henry: The Rise of an American Scientist. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, p. 162.

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Date

August 15, 1834

Topic

  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Laboratory notebooks
  • Electromagnets
  • Experiments
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Electromagnetism

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