Joseph Henry's Letter to Thomas Ewing (June 19, 1849)

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Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Thomas Ewing, United States Secretary of the Interior, June 19, 1849. In the letter, Henry seeks the designated appropriation from the United States Executive Branch for the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Ewing, Thomas 1789-1871
  • United States Dept. of the Interior


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2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 7, pages 564-565 (Document 315).

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Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 7, The Smithsonian Years: January 1847-December 1849 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1996), 564-565

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


June 19, 1849

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  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Expenditures, Public


  • Document
  • Paper

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SIA2012-0441 and SIA2012-0442

Physical description

Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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