Joseph Henry's Letter to Moses MacDonald (March 24, 1855)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Moses Macdonald, a lawyer and politician from Maine, March 24, 1855. In the letter, Henry responds to Macdonald's inquires into matters of scientific discover, protocol, and classification.

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

8 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 9, pages 229-231 (Document 126).

Contained within

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), 229-231

Contact information

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

Date

March 24, 1855

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Politicians
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Science
  • Lawyers
  • Discoveries in science

Place

Maine

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-3423 and SIA2012-3424 and SIA2012-3425

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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