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Summary

Written by a close friend of Spencer Fullerton Baird's, the piece's laudatory description of Joseph Henry signals his victory in the Henry/Jewett controversy over the fate of the library at the Smithsonian. See in contrast Edward Bissell Hunt's article on the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Putnam's September 1853 which attacked Henry.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Hunt, Edward Bissell
  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Putnam's Monthly Magazine Vol. 4 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

August 1854

Topic

  • Library science
  • Controversies
  • Secretaries
  • SI, Early History
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Management--Museums

Physical description

pp. check, c. 124

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