Charles Phillips Letter to Joseph Henry (June 14, 1845)

ID: SIA2012-2867 and SIA2012-2868 and SIA2012-2869

Creator: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Form/Genre: Document

Date: June 14, 1845

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 6, The Princeton Years: January 1844-December 1846 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1992), 301-303

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Summary

Letter from Charles Phillips, a professor at the University of North Carolina, to Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, June 14, 1845. In the letter, Phillips seeks Henry's advice to prevent lightning strikes to the court house being constructed in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Joseph Henry was an American physicist who specialized in electricity and electromagnetism.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Princeton University
  • University of North Carolina (1793-1962)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-0962, SIA2012-0963, and SIA2012-0964, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, pages 301-303.

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 8, Folder: 16 - June 1845
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 6, The Princeton Years: January 1844-December 1846 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1992), 301-303

Contact information

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

Date

June 14, 1845

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Topic

  • Courthouses
  • Electricity
  • Secretaries
  • Lightning
  • Letters
  • Science
  • Physicists
  • Electromagnets
  • Lightning rods
  • Meteorology
  • North Carolina
  • Electromagnetism

Place

  • North Carolina
  • United States

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-2867 and SIA2012-2868 and SIA2012-2869

Physical description

Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7 3/4w x 9 3/4h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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