Joseph Henry's Letter to John F. Frazer (October 27, 1855)

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Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to John F. Frazer, Vice President of the American Philosophical Society, October 27, 1855. In the letter, Henry discusses Frazer's review of Volume 7 of the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge published earlier that year.


  • Frazer, John Fries 1812-1872
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)


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3 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 291-293 (Document 165).

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Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 9, The Smithsonian Years: January 1854-December 1857 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2002), 291-293

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October 27, 1855

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SIA2012-0881 and SIA2012-0882 and SIA2012-0883

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Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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