Joseph Henry's Letter to Edward Sabine (June 1, 1853)
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Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to Edward Sabine, President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, June 1, 1853. In the letter, Henry details the continuing efforts of the coastal survey of Alexander Dallas Bache, a physicist, head of the United States Coast Survey, and Smithsonian Institution Regent, and the need for the United States and Great Britain to collaborate in order to complete a study of the Gulf Stream.
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2 pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 8, pages 445-446 (Document 272).
Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 8, The Smithsonian Years: January 1850-December 1853 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1998), 445-446
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
June 1, 1853
SIA2012-3435 and SIA2012-3436
Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper