Joseph Henry's Letter to Thomas Hun (February 24, 1869)

ID: SIA2012-6794 and SIA2012-6795

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Document

Date: February 24, 1869

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007), 227-228

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Dr. Thomas Hun, a physician and community leader from Albany, New York, who had been a classmate of Henry's at the Albany Academy. In the February 24, 1869, letter, Henry asks that Hun consider having Dr. F. G. Lemercier deliver his lecture on anatomy and physiology in Albany. He also informs Hun of the transfer of the Smithsonian Institution Library's holdings to the Library of Congress.

Author

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Joseph Henry Papers Project

Subject

  • Hun, Thomas 1808-1896
  • Lemercier, F. G
  • Library of Congress
  • Albany Academy
  • Smithsonian Library
  • Library of Congress Relations with the Smithsonian

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2011-2792 and SIA2011-2793, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, pages 227-228 (Document 111).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 4, Folder: 1
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007), 227-228

Contact information

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

Date

February 24, 1869

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Library materials
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Physicians
  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Controversies
  • Physiology
  • Libraries
  • Anatomy

Place

Albany (N.Y.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-6794 and SIA2012-6795

Physical description

Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Color ; Size: 10.00w x 7.91h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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