Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Desk Diary (November 14, 1873)

ID: SIA2012-3177 and SIA2012-3178 and SIA2012-3179 and SIA2012-3180

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Document

Date: November 14, 1873

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), 471-475

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Summary

Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Desk Diary, November 14, 1873. In the note, Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, records his appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, information about Lighthouse Board business, the Smithsonian's attempted acquisition of the plaster model of the Capitol Building dome's Statue of Freedom, and a meeting with German balloonist Rudolph F. J. Bostelmann, among other tasks and occurrences.

Author

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

Subject

  • Bostelmann, Rudolph F. J
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • Statue of Freedom (Statue)
  • United States Light House Board

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2011-2802, SIA2011-2803, SIA2011-2804, SIA2011-2805, and SIA2011-2806, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, pages 471-475 (Document 219).

Contained within

  • 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), 471-475

Contact information

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

Date

November 14, 1873

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Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Diaries
  • Balloons (Aircraft)
  • Hot air balloons
  • Secretaries
  • Aeronautics
  • Statues
  • Lighthouses
  • Ballooning

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-3177 and SIA2012-3178 and SIA2012-3179 and SIA2012-3180

Physical description

Number of Images: 4 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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