Eulogy on Professor Alexander Dallas Bache, Late Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey

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Biographical sketch of Joseph Henry's good friend, Alexander Dallas Bache, superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, which traces his family history, youth, education, teaching, work at the Franklin Institute and U.S. Coast Survey, and role as a Regent of the Smithsonian. Includes bibliography of his scientific papers. Bache's "Lecture on Switzerland" follows the bibliography, pp. 117- 140, as an example of his observational and descriptive abilities.


  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Coast Survey


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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1870 (Book)

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




  • Franklin Institute
  • SI, Early History
  • Bibliography
  • Biography

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pp. 91-116

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