J. Halsey's Letter to William J. Rhees (May 21, 1883)

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Letter from J. Halsey, a former student of Joseph Henry, a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to William J. Rhees, a clerk at the Smithsonian Institution. In the letter, Halsey describes Henry's teaching style and content.


  • Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907
  • Princeton University


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 27, Folder: 18 - Henry Recollections of Students and Others

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May 21, 1883

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SIA2012-3051 and SIA2012-3052 and SIA2012-3053 and SIA2012-3054 and SIA2012-3055 and SIA2012-3056 and SIA2012-3057 and SIA2012-3058 and SIA2012-3059 and SIA2012-3060 and SIA2012-3061 and SIA2012-3062 and SIA2012-3063 and SIA2012-3064 and SIA2012-3065

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Number of Images: 15 ; Color: Color ; Size: 5w x 8h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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