Joseph Henry's Letter to James Cochran Dobbin (January 31, 1855)
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Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to James Cochran Dobbin, Secretary of the Navy, January 31, 1855. In the letter, Henry asks Dobbin to appoint Dr. Christian Heinrich Fredrich. Peters, an astronomer, to an expedition team to Greenland. Henry wanted Peters to make astronomical, meteorological, and magnetic observations for the Smithsonian's meteorological project.
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2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 195-196 (Document 110).
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), 195-196
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
January 31, 1855
SIA2012-0390 and SIA2012-0391
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