Excerpt from John R. Buhler's Diary (June 1, 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, June 1, 1846. In the excerpt, Buhler describes attending Henry's lecture to the Junior class. He praises Henry's interesting lecture style.


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1 page scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 6, page 430.

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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), 430

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June 1, 1846

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Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size:6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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