Lewis R. Gibbes's Letter to Joseph Henry (June 30, 1845)

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Letter from Lewis R. Gibbes, a professor of mathematics, astronomy and chemistry at the College of Charleston, to Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, June 30, 1845. In the letter, Gibbes makes comments about one of Henry's class syllabi. He also discusses the possible meeting between the two in New York to discuss these and other scientific matters further.


  • Gibbes, Lewis R
  • Princeton University


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The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3266, SIA2012-3267, SIA2012-3268, SIA2012-3269, SIA2012-3270, and SIA2012-3271, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, pages 303-308.

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  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 8, Folder: 16 - June 1845
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 6, The Princeton Years: January 1844-December 1846 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1992), 303-308

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June 30, 1845

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  • Chemistry
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Teaching


New York (N.Y.)


  • Document
  • Paper

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SIA2012-2870 and SIA2012-2871 and SIA2012-2872 and SIA2012-2873

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Number of Images: 4 ; Color: Color ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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