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Prepared by United States National Museum curator of history, Theodore T. Belote, the article discusses the lives and contributions of the first four Secretaries of the Smithsonian Institution: Joseph Henry, Spencer F. Baird, Samuel P. Langley, and Charles D. Walcott, as shown in an exhibit honoring the centennial of the Smithsonian's founding in 1846.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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The Scientific Monthly Vol. 58 (Journal)

Contact information

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


November 1946


  • Anniversaries
  • Secretaries
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Management
  • Management--Museums
  • Museum directors

Physical description

pp. 366-370

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