William Bower Taylor

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Eulogy of William Bower Taylor, including biographical information, information on his work as librarian of the Patent Office, his scholarly discourses, his relationship with Joseph Henry and his career at the Smithsonian as editor of Smithsonian publications.


  • Taylor, William B (William Bower) 1821-1895
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • United States Patent Office


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Paper delivered before the Washington Philosophical Society, 23 May 1896.

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Smithsonian Institution Annual Report for 1896 (Book)

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pp. 645-656

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