Joseph Henry's Letter to Samuel Foster Haven (April 3, 1856)

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Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Samuel Foster Haven, librarian, anthropologist, and archaeologist, April 3, 1856. In the letter, Henry discusses the content of Haven's work "Archaeology of the United States" published by the Smithsonian Institution later that year.


Haven, Samuel Foster


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5 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 334-338 (Document 194).

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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), 334-338

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April 3, 1856

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  • Archaeology
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  • Science
  • Anthropology
  • Librarians
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United States


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SIA2012-0876 and SIA2012-0877 and SIA2012-0878 and SIA2012-0879 and SIA2012-0880

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Number of Images: 5 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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