Robert M. Patterson's Letter to Joseph Henry (June 8, 1846)
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Letter from Robert M. Patterson, president of the American Philosophical Society, to Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, June 8, 1846. In the letter, Patterson discusses an upcoming meeting of the American Philosophical Society. Henry was elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest continuously existing scientific body in the United States, in January of 1835.
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The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-0970, SIA2012-0971, SIA2012-0972, and SIA2012-0973, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, pages 431-434.
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
June 8, 1846
SIA2012-2887 and SIA2012-2888 and SIA2012-2889
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