Joseph Henry's Letter to Edward Sabine (May 12, 1853)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Edward Sabine, an Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist and explorer, May 12, 1853. In the letter, Henry sends payment for magnetic instruments procured by Sabine for the Smithsonian, and asks Sabine to send additional magnetic instruments for use in an expedition to the Washington Territory, which would later become the states of Oregon and Washington.

Subject

Sabine, Edward Sir 1788-1883

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

3 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 8, pages 441-443 (Document 270).

Contained within

Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 8, The Smithsonian Years: January 1850-December 1853 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1998), 441-443

Contact information

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

Date

May 12, 1853

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Topic

  • Explorers
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Animals
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Secretaries
  • Astronomers
  • Letters
  • Geophysics
  • Birds
  • Expeditions
  • Magnetic materials
  • Ornithologists
  • Oregon

Place

  • Oregon
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-0424 and SIA2012-0425 and SIA2012-0426

Physical description

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

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