Letter from W. A. Bentley to S. P. Langley, December 15, 1904

ID: SIA2011-0988 and SIA2011-0989 and SIA2011-0990 and SIA2011-0991

Creator: Bentley, W. A (Wilson Alwyn) 1865-1931

Form/Genre: Pictorial works

Date: December 15, 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Box 13, Folder: Bentley, Wilson A. 1904-1905

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Summary

Letter from Wilson A. Bentley to Smithsonian Institution Secretary Samuel P. Langley offering to send his photographs of snowflakes to the Smithsonian Institution to prevent any damage from befalling them. Bentley invented the technique of microphotography of snowflakes and took thousands of photographs throughout his life. December 15, 1904. 4 pages.

Subject

Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

SIA2011-0988 (page 1), SIA2011-0989 (page 2), SIA2011-0990 (page 3), SIA2011-0991 (page 4).

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Box 13, Folder: Bentley, Wilson A. 1904-1905

Contact information

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

Date

December 15, 1904

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Photography
  • Snow
  • Donors
  • Scientific applications
  • Letters
  • Snowflakes
  • History
  • Crystallography
  • Photomicrography
  • Photography--History
  • Photography--Scientific applications

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Pictorial works
  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2011-0988 and SIA2011-0989 and SIA2011-0990 and SIA2011-0991

Physical description

Number of Images: 4 Color: Color ; Size: 5w x 8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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