Letter from Solomon G. Brown to S. F. Baird, August 6, 1864

ID: SIA2011-0979 and SIA2011-0980

Creator: Brown, Solomon Galleon c. 1829-1906

Form/Genre: Document

Date: August 6, 1864

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Box 16, Folder Brown, Solomon G., 1855-1865

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Summary

Letter from Solomon G. Brown, the first African American employee of the Smithsonian Institution, to then Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, later the second Secretary, stating that he, Brown, sought an increase in wages from Secretary Joseph Henry, which was denied. He also reports on the death of the wife of a coworker.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

SIA2011-0979 (page 1), SIA2011-0980 (page 2).

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Box 16, Folder Brown, Solomon G., 1855-1865

Contact information

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

Date

  • August 6, 1864
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

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Topic

  • Industrial relations
  • Letters
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Wages
  • History
  • SI, early history, Management
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2011-0979 and SIA2011-0980

Physical description

Number of Images: 2 Color: Color ; Size: 7 7/8w x 9 7/8h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Document

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