Joseph Henry and Salmon Portland Chase's Letter to the Congress of the United States (May 1, 1868)

ID: SIA2012-3566 and SIA2012-3567 and SIA2012-3568 and SIA2012-3569 and SIA2012-3570

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Document

Date: May 1, 1868

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), 184-187

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, and Salmon Portland Chase, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Smithsonian Institution Regent, to the United States Congress, May 1, 1868. In the letter, Henry and Chase request that the United States National Museum holdings be removed from Smithsonian responsibility.

Author

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Chase, Salmon Portland
  • Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907
  • Joseph Henry Papers Project

Subject

  • United States Congress
  • Supreme Court
  • United States National Museum
  • National Collections
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • Board of Regents
  • Chief Justice of the United States

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The accompanying PDF contains SIA2011-2788, SIA2011-2789, SIA2011-2790, SIA2011-2791, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, pages 184-187 (Document 88).
  • This document is a draft written by William Jones Rhees, a clerk at the Smithsonian Institution.

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7081, Box 10, Folder: Estimates for Appropriations by Congress - 1
  • 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), 184-187

Contact information

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

Date

May 1, 1868

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Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Clerks
  • Employees
  • Judges
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Management--Museums
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-3566 and SIA2012-3567 and SIA2012-3568 and SIA2012-3569 and SIA2012-3570

Physical description

Number of Images: 5 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7 3/4w x 12 1/4h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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