The Papers of Joseph Henry: January 1841-December 1843, The Princeton Years

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Summary

Work consists of documents relative to the life and career of Joseph Henry (1797-1878), physicist and first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, covering the years from 1838 to December 1843. The volume includes documentation of his years as a professor at the College of New Jersey at Princeton, the American Philosophical Society dinner, "Contributions IV," experiments and research, and relations with Alexander Dallas Bache and Samuel F. B. Morse.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
  • Princeton University
  • American Philosophical Society

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

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

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

1985

Topic

  • Electric apparatus and appliances
  • Telegraph
  • Electricity
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • Science
  • Museums
  • Scientists
  • Experiments
  • Physics
  • Physics--Experiments
  • Research
  • Science--Experiments
  • Museum publications

Edition

Volume 5

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