Joseph Henry's Letter to Lewis R. Gibbes (April 28, 1838)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Lewis R. Gibbes, a professor of mathematics, astronomy and chemistry at the College of Charleston, April 28, 1838. In the letter, Henry discusses which textbooks he prefers to use for his courses. Henry also mentions a new series of experiments he is working on involving common electricity, and his interesting results concerning "Phenomina of electricity in motion."

Subject

  • Gibbes, Lewis R
  • Princeton University

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

3 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 4, pages 38-40.

Contained within

Reingold, Nathan, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 4, The Princeton Years: January 1838-December 1840 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1981), 38-40

Contact information

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

Date

April 28, 1838

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Topic

  • Chemistry
  • Books and reading
  • Electricity
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Mathematics
  • Experiments
  • Astronomy
  • Books

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-2982 and SIA2012-2983 and SIA2012-2984

Physical description

Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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