Joseph Henry's Letter to Virginia Loyall Farragut (May 6, 1863)

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Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Virginia Loyall Farragut, wife of Rear Admiral David Farragut, May 6, 1863. In the letter, Henry agrees, as Mrs. Farragut had requested, to welcome her son, Loyall Farragut, on his visit to Washington, D.C.


  • Farragut, David Glasgow 1801-1870
  • Farragut, Loyall b. 1844
  • Farragut, Virginia Loyall 1823-1884


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2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 10, pages 305-306 (Document 174).

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Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 10, The Smithsonian Years: January 1858-December 1865 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2004), 305-306

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May 6, 1863

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Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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