Joseph Henry's Letter to Charles Mason (July 2, 1855)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Charles Mason, United States Commissioner of Patents, July 2, 1855. In the letter, Henry suggests that the Smithsonian and Patent Office cooperate in the meteorological projects that both establishments were undertaking.

Subject

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

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 256-257 (Document 145).

Contained within

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), 256-257

Contact information

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

Date

July 2, 1855

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Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Interagency Cooperation
  • Intellectual cooperation
  • Meteorology
  • Collaboration

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-0401 and SIA2012-0402

Physical description

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

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