Joseph Henry's Letter to Alexander Dallas Bache (October 16, 1854)

ID: SIA2012-2601 and SIA2012-2602 and SIA2012-2603 and SIA2012-2604 and SIA2012-2605 and SIA2012-2606 and SIA2012-2607 and SIA2012-2608 and SIA2012-2609

Creator: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Form/Genre: Document

Date: October 16, 1854

Citation: 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), 134-139

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Alexander Dallas Bache, a physicist, head of the United States Coast Survey, and Smithsonian Institution Regent, October 16, 1854. In the letter, Henry discusses his return to Washington, DC, after a two week stay in Princeton, New Jersey. During his stay, he exhibited a number of experiments and delivered multiple lectures. He also discusses the ongoing construction of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or "Castle".

Subject

  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • United States Coast Survey
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3305, SIA2012-3306, SIA2012-3307, SIA2012-3308, SIA2012-3309, and SIA2012-3310, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 134-139 (Document 70).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7053, Box 3, Folder: 28
  • 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), 134-139

Contact information

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

Date

October 16, 1854

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Topic

  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Architecture
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Physicists
  • Experiments

Place

  • Princeton (N.J.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-2601 and SIA2012-2602 and SIA2012-2603 and SIA2012-2604 and SIA2012-2605 and SIA2012-2606 and SIA2012-2607 and SIA2012-2608 and SIA2012-2609

Physical description

Number of Images: 9; Color: Color; Size: 5w x 8h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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