Helen Louisa Henry Is Born to Joseph and Harriet Henry

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Summary

Helen Louisa, Joseph and Harriet Henry's third child, is born in Princeton, New Jersey. Joseph Henry's correspondence from this period indicates she was most likely born in February or March. In 1846, the family would move to Washington, D.C., where Joseph Henry became the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Henry, Harriet A. 1808-1882
  • Henry, Helen Louisa 1836-1912

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Image is of Helen Louisa Henry, by Alexander Gardner, c. 1860s, Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number mah-46638h.
  • Reingold, Nathan, ed. The Papers of Joseph Henry, The Princeton Years, January 1836 - December 1837, vol. 3. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979, p. 42.

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

Date

1836

Topic

  • Births
  • Biography

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