Charles Coffin Jewett

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Summary

A biography of Charles Coffin Jewett, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian in charge of the library. Jewett ran afoul of the first Smithsonian Secretary, Joseph Henry, who fired him and ended Jewett's ambitious plans for a national library at the Smithsonian.

Author

Borome, Joseph A

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1951

Topic

  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Library science
  • Controversies
  • Secretaries
  • Libraries
  • Biography

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