Review of "Report of the Committee of Naval Affairs, to whom was Referred the Memorial of Henry Hall Sherwood Claiming to have Made New and Important Discoveries in Magnetism Generally, and More Particularly in the Magnetism of the Earth: and Representing that he is the Inventor of an Instrument Called the Geometer"

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Summary

Joseph Henry's review of the "Report of the Committee of Naval Affairs, to whom was Referred the Memorial of Henry Hall Sherwood Claiming to have Made New and Important Discoveries in Magnetism Generally, and More Particularly in the Magnetism of the Earth: and Representing that he is the Inventor of an Instrument Called the Geometer." In the review, Henry, a professor at Princeton University, criticizes the United States Senate's Committee on Naval Affairs for praising the work of Sherwood, a physician who also studied magnetism. Henry, who studied magnetism, provided arguments disproving some of Sherwood's theories.

Subject

  • Sherwood, H. H (Henry Hall)
  • Princeton University
  • United States Navy
  • United States Congress Senate

Category

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Notes

5 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 4, pages 75-79.

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), 75-79

Contact information

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

Date

July 1838

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Topic

  • Inventors
  • Physicians
  • Secretaries
  • Magnetism

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-2985 and SIA2012-2986 and SIA2012-2987 and SIA2012-2988 and SIA2012-2989

Physical description

Number of Images: 5 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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