Joseph Henry's House in Princeton, New Jersey

ID: SIA2012-8400

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Exterior

Date: 1965

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

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Summary

House of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1846 to 1878, in Princeton, New Jersey. Before Henry came to the Smithsonian, he was a professor at Princeton University. The house that he lived in on campus still stands and has been designated a National Historical Landmark.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Torch, The (Staff Magazine)
  • Princeton University
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • See SIA2012-2992 for Henry's house at its first location.
  • Printed in Torch, May 1965, page 4.
  • Joseph Henry's house was built in 1838. The house has sat in four different places at Princeton having moved around the campus three times from its original location.

Contained within

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

1965

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Topic

  • Houses
  • Secretaries

Place

Princeton (N.J.)

Form/Genre

  • Exterior
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2012-8400

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 4.75w x 3.5h ; Type of Image: Exterior ; Medium: Photographic print

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