Joseph Henry's Letter to Increase Allen Lapham (November 22, 1851)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Increase Allen Lapham, founder of the Wisconsin Natural History Association, November 22, 1851. In the letter, Henry confirms the receipt of Laphams reports on the study of Native American mounds in Wisconsin.

Subject

  • Lapham, Increase Allen 1811-1875
  • Wisconsin Natural History Association

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

3 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 8, pages 262-264 (Document 157).

Contained within

Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 8, The Smithsonian Years: January 1850-December 1853 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1998), 262-264

Contact information

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

Date

November 22, 1851

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Secretaries
  • Historians
  • Letters
  • Science
  • Reports
  • Societies
  • Indians of North America
  • Science--Societies, etc
  • Mound-builders

Place

Wisconsin

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-0430 and SIA2012-0431 and SIA2012-0432

Physical description

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

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