Joseph Henry's Letter to Ephraim George Squier (April 24, 1849)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Ephraim George Squier, an archaeologist, April 24, 1849. In the letter, Henry agrees to send instruments for Squier to use in collecting earthquake data on his expedition to Guatemala.

Subject

Squier, E. G (Ephraim George) 1821-1888

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 7, pages 510-511 (Document 288).

Contained within

Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 7, The Smithsonian Years: January 1847-December 1849 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1996), 510-511

Contact information

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

Date

April 24, 1849

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Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Earthquakes
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Expeditions
  • Guatemala
  • Archaeologists

Place

Guatemala

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-1020 and SIA2012-1021

Physical description

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

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