The Papers of Joseph Henry: January 1838-December 1840, The Princeton Years

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Work consists of documents relative to the life and career of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, covering the years from January 1838 to December 1840. The volume includes documents relating to "Contributions III," scientific researches and experiments, correspondence relating to Charles Grafton Page and Asa Gray, and relations with Samuel F.B. Morse and Alexander Dallas Bache.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Gray, Asa 1810-1888
  • Page, Charles Grafton 1812-1868
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
  • Princeton University


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


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

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