Joseph Henry's Letter to John Tyndall (November 6, 1872)

ID: SIA2012-7636 and SIA2012-7637

Creator: Joseph Henry Papers Project

Form/Genre: Document

Date: November 6, 1872

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007), 427-428

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Summary

Letter from Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to John Tyndall, a British physicist, November 6, 1872. In the letter, Henry states his desire for Tyndall to lecture in Baltimore, Maryland, as it is a city of great wealth but little exposure to the sciences. He also notes the importance Tyndall's lectures will have in Washington, DC, in regards to government appropriations.

Subject

Tyndall, John 1820-1893

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-3115 and SIA2012-3116, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 11, pages 427-428 (Document 199).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 4A, Folder: 1
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866-May 1878 (Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007), 427-428

Contact information

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

Date

November 6, 1872

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Topic

  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Science
  • Physicists
  • Expenditures, Public

Place

  • Great Britain
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-7636 and SIA2012-7637

Physical description

Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Color ; Size: 8.34w x 10.00h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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