The Papers of Joseph Henry: November 1832-December 1835, The Princeton Years

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Summary

Work consists of documents relative to the life of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, covering the years from 1832 to December of 1835. The volume includes letters about the move from Albany, preparing lectures and apparatus, general life at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), work on the large galvanic battery, work on the electromagnet, "Record of Experiments," laboratory activity, the death of Henry's mother, trips to Philadelphia and electromagnetic experiments.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
  • Albany Institute
  • Princeton University

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Includes photographs, notes on style and appendices. Work is extensively footnoted.

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(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1975

Topic

  • Electric apparatus and appliances
  • Telegraph
  • Electricity
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Science
  • Experiments
  • Physics
  • Science--Experiments
  • Physics--Experiments

Edition

Volume 2

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