Joseph Henry's Letter to William Tecumseh Sherman (May 22, 1873)

ID: SIA2012-6798 and SIA2012-6799 and SIA2012-6800

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Document

Date: May 22, 1873

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007), 458-459

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to William Tecumseh Sherman, U.S. Army General, May 22, 1873. In the letter, Henry requests that soldiers engaged with Native Americans in the United States be informed about how to secure "specimens illustrating Indian life and warfare" for the United States National Museum.

Author

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Joseph Henry Papers Project

Subject

  • Sherman, William T (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891
  • United States. Army
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2011-2810 and SIA2011-2811, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, pages 458-459 (Document 213).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 33, Box 13, Folder: Volume 34
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007), 458-459

Contact information

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

Date

May 22, 1873

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Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Historians
  • Letters
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Specimens
  • Ethnology
  • Anthropology
  • Military
  • Indians of North America
  • Military art and science

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-6798 and SIA2012-6799 and SIA2012-6800

Physical description

Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7.98w x 10.00h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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