Joseph Henry's Letter to Spencer Fullerton Baird (April 13, 1857)

ID: SIA2012-2686 and SIA2012-2687

Creator: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Form/Genre: Document

Date: April 13, 1857

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), 448

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Spencer Fullerton Baird, then Assistant Secretary and later second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, April 13, 1857. In the letter, Henry discusses the publication of Thomas M. Brewer's paper, North American Oology Part I, Raptors and Fissitrostres, and the number of copies to be printed. Henry writes about the importance of publication to the mission of the Smithsonian.

Subject

  • Brewer, T. M (Thomas Mayo) 1814-1880
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3414, which is a page scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, page 448 (Document 258).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Box 25, Folder: 9 - Joseph Henry, 1855-1865
  • 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), 448

Contact information

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

Date

April 13, 1857

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Topic

  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Printing
  • Publications
  • Letters
  • Secretaries

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-2686 and SIA2012-2687

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 9 3/4w x 8h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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