Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Record of Experiments (July 15, 1841)

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Summary

Record of experiments of Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, July 15, 1841. In the record, Henry describes and analyzes a lightning strike on a house near Princeton.

Subject

Princeton University

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • 7 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 5, pages 66-72.
  • Drawings from these pages that were individually scanned are SIA2012-0983a, SIA2012-0984a.

Contained within

Reingold, Nathan, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 5, The Princeton Years: January 1841-December 1843 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1985), 66-72

Contact information

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

Date

July 15, 1841

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Houses
  • Secretaries
  • Lightning
  • Experiments
  • Records

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-0981 and SIA2012-0982 and SIA2012-0983 and SIA2012-0984 and SIA2012-0985 and SIA2012-0986 and SIA2012-0987

Physical description

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

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