Alexander Winchell's Letter to Charles Mason (September 23, 1856)

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Letter from Alexander Winchell, professor and geologist, to Charles Mason, United States Commissioner of Patents, September 23, 1856. With the letter, Winchell sends Mason copies of the meteorological reports he had collected for the Smithsonian Institution's meteorological project.


  • Mason, Charles 1804-1882
  • United States Patent Office
  • Meteorological Project


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3 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 397-399 (Document 225).

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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), 397-399

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September 23, 1856

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  • Geologists
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  • Meteorology


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SIA2012-0396 and SIA2012-0397 and SIA2012-0398

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

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