Senior Class of the College of New Jersey's Letter to Joseph Henry (June 25, 1841)

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Letter from the Senior Class of the College of New Jersey to Joseph Henry, then a professor at the College of New Jersey, today Princeton University, and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, June 25, 1841. In this letter, fifty-three members of the Senior class signed up to attend a course of lectures concerning geology given by Henry.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
  • Princeton University
  • Joseph Henry Papers Project


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The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3032, SIA2012-3033, and SIA2012-3034, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 5, pages 43-45.

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 8, Folder: 2 - April-June 1841
  • Reingold, Nathan, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 5, The Princeton Years: January 1841-December 1843 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1985), 43-45

Contact information

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


June 25, 1841

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  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Students
  • Geology
  • Letters
  • Secretaries


  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-2947 and SIA2012-2948

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 7 3/4w x 9 3/4h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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