Joseph Henry's Letter to Samuel Foster Haven (April 14, 1853)

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Samuel Foster Haven, librarian, anthropologist, and archaeologist, April 14, 1853. In the letter, Henry discusses the publication of a memoir by the Smithsonian. He notes that the publication will have to be completed the following spring due to the lack of funding available. Henry goes on to discuss the importance of the active operations the Smithsonian engages in, and the need to not let the expenditures on the library and collections hamper this vital work.

Subject

  • Haven, Samuel Foster
  • Smithsonian Library
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 8, pages 434-435 (Document 264).

Contained within

Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 8, The Smithsonian Years: January 1850-December 1853 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1998), 434-435

Contact information

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

Date

April 14, 1853

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Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Autobiography
  • Publications
  • Funding
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Anthropology
  • Libraries
  • Librarians
  • Anthropologists
  • Archaeologists

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-3433 and SIA2012-3434

Physical description

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

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