The View From the Castle: Even in the early 1830s, Joseph Henry was already expressing his lifelong concern for the way American science would develop

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley introduces the second volume of "The Papers of Joseph Henry," published this month. Ripley gives valuable insight into the character of Joseph Henry, the Smithsonian Institution's first Secretary.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Joseph Henry Papers Project


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 9 (Journal)

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


December 1975


  • Secretaries
  • Castle View
  • Science
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • Museum publications


United States

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