Joseph Henry's Letter to John Wise (April 13, 1858)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to John Wise, a balloonist, April 13, 1858. In the letter, Henry invites Wise to the Smithsonian Institution to discuss "the subject of aerial explorations."

Author

Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Subject

Wise, John 1808-1879

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 10, pages 15-16 (Document 9).

Contained within

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), 15-16

Contact information

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

Date

April 13, 1858

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Letters
  • Aeronautics
  • Secretaries
  • Balloons (Aircraft)
  • Ballooning

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-0029 and SIA2012-0030

Physical description

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

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