Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Desk Diary (January 29, 1872)

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Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Desk Diary, January 29, 1872. In the note, Henry, the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, records tasks completed and to be completed, including publications, disbursement of funds, and science experiments.


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The accompanying PDF contains SIA2011-2796, SIA2011-2797, and SIA2011-2798, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, pages 382-384 (Document 180).

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  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 15, Folder: 5 - 1872
  • 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), 382-384

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January 29, 1872

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