Joseph Henry's Letter to Lyman Copeland Draper (May 5, 1854)

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Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Lyman Copeland Draper, Secretary of the Wisconsin Historical Society, May 5, 1854. In the letter, Henry agrees to receive Wisconsin legal documents, journals, and reports for the Smithsonian Institution's Library Collection.


  • Draper, Lyman Copeland 1815-1891
  • Smithsonian Library
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


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2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 63-64 (Document 24).

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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), 63-64

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


May 5, 1854

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SIA2012-0392 and SIA2012-0393

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

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