Joseph Henry

ID: SIA2012-8399

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: c. 1820s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: May 1965

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Summary

Portrait of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1846 to 1878.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Torch, The (Staff Magazine)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Printed in Torch, May 1965, page 4.
  • Joseph Henry attended Albany Academy in New York State from 1819-1822. He was hired as a teacher by his alma mater and taught there from 1826-1832. From 1832-1846 he taught natural philosophy, or physics, at the College of New Jersey, today known as Princeton University until taking a position as the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1846.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, Folder: May 1965

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1820s

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Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Portraits

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Portraits

ID Number

SIA2012-8399

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 2.25w x 2.5h ; Type of Image: Portrait ; Medium: Paper

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