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Secretary Joseph Henry reports that nine memoirs have been bound together to form the second volume of Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. It will be ready for distribution during 1852. It includes articles on the planet Neptune, deaf mutes, coastal soundings on the Atlantic coast, physical geography of the United States, explosive potential of nitre, Native American mounds in New York, microscopal studies of pond life, insect classification and taxonomy of the Monosaurus.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1853, p. 210

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December 1851


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Neptune (Planet)

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