Joseph Henry Notebook, Weather, post-1863

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Most of the pages in this notebook are blank. The filled pages contain miscellaneous information: notes about fog signals and weather, an experiment with dissolving a "transparent disc" in oil of turpentine (p. 2), reminders of tasks to complete (p. 5, 8), etc.


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  • Joseph Henry was the first Secretary of the Smithsonian, and he served in this position from 1846 to 1878.
  • For more notebooks with similar material, see SIA2013-06853 to SIA2013-06897; SIA2013-06738 to SIA2013-06817; SIA2013-06694 to SIA2013-06739; SIA2013-06818 to SIA2013-06852; SIA2013-06898 to SIA2013-07093.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Box 13A, Folder: 13

Contact information

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



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  • Weather
  • Diaries
  • Secretaries
  • Atmosphere
  • Science
  • Laboratory notebooks
  • Notebooks
  • Lighthouses
  • Experiments
  • Meteorology
  • Science--Experiments


  • Paper
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2013-06685 to SIA2013-06693

Physical description

Number of Images: 9; Color: Color; Size: 2w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper

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