Joseph Henry's Address to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (August 22, 1850)

ID: SIA2012-7617 and SIA2012-7618

Creator: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Form/Genre: Document

Date: August 22, 1850

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 26, Folder: 3

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Summary

Address presented by Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to the American Association for the Advancement of Science on August 22, 1850. Henry was elected President of the newly-established American Association for the Advancement of Science at its first annual meeting in Philadelphia on September 23, 1848.

Subject

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • The scanned images are a draft of the speech in Joseph Henry's hand. Only the first seven paragraphs are represented. Other partial drafts in a Joseph Henry's and a clerk's hand can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 28, Folder: 3.
  • The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3444, SIA2012-3445, SIA2012-3446, SIA2012-3447, SIA2012-3448, SIA2012-3449, SIA2012-3450, SIA2012-3451, SIA2012-3452, SIA2012-3453, SIA2012-3454, SIA2012-3455, SIA2012-3456, SIA2012-3457, SIA2012-3458, and SIA2012-3459, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 8, pages 88-103 (Document 54).

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 26, Folder: 3

Contact information

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

Date

August 22, 1850

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Topic

  • Meetings
  • Secretaries
  • Speeches, addresses, etc

Place

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-7617 and SIA2012-7618

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 16.25w x 10.75h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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