Letter from Solomon G. Brown to S. F. Baird, September 23, 1864

ID: SIA2011-0981

Creator: Brown, Solomon Galleon c. 1829-1906

Form/Genre: Document

Date: September 23, 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, informing Baird of Brown's exemption from draft into military service for the Union during the Civil War due to physical disabilities, September 23, 1864.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

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

  • September 23, 1864
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Draft
  • Letters
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • People with disabilities
  • History
  • SI, early history, Management
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Disabilities

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2011-0981

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 7 7/8w x 9 7/8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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