Excerpt from John R. Buhler's Diary (March, 3, 1846)

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Excerpt from the diary of John R. Buhler, a student of Joseph Henry, then a professor at Princeton University and later first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, March 3, 1846. In the excerpt, Buhler describes a conversation he had with Henry at the bookstore concerning physics and metaphysics. Buhler notes his delight in conversing with Henry, and his feeling of awe when in his presence.


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2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, pages 387-388.

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Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 6, The Princeton Years: January 1844-December 1846 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1992), 387-388

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March, 3, 1846

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Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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