Joseph Henry's Letter to Hannibal Hamlin (April 22, 1870)

ID: SIA2012-6146

Creator: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Form/Genre: Document

Date: April 22, 1870

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), 290-291

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Hannibal Hamlin, a senator from Maine and Vice President from 1861 to 1865, April 22, 1870. In the letter, Henry expresses gratitude that a proposition was put forth in the United States Congress to convert the Washington Canal into a closed sewer. The Canal ran along side the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle," cutting the Smithsonian off from downtown DC and spreading unpleasant smells across the Smithsonian grounds.

Subject

  • Hamlin, Hannibal 1809-1891
  • United States Congress
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Park
  • United States. Office of the Vice President

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-0998 and SIA2012-0999, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, pages 290-291 (Document 141).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 33, Box 7, Folder: Volume 19
  • 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), 290-291

Contact information

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

Date

April 22, 1870

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Topic

  • Washington Canal
  • Legislators
  • Sewerage
  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Canals
  • City planning--Washington (D.C.)

Place

  • Potomac River
  • United States
  • Maine
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-6146

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7.17w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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