Circular on Ancient Copper Mining

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Form/Genre: Circular

Date: April 25, 1862

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Summary

In anticipation of a publication on the ancient copper mining operations of the Lake Superior Copper region, Secretary Joseph Henry sends out a circular requesting specimens and any original observations of the region. Specimens will be photographed and returned, if requested.

Subject

Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Photograph of exhibit of collection of materials from ancient cooper mining operations of the Lake Superior copper region, U.S. National Museum, 1962. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number mnh1007.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, Box 1, 495.

Contact information

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

Date

April 25, 1862

Topic

  • Citizen science
  • Mineralogy
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Anthropology
  • Collection and preservation
  • Minerals
  • Memorandums
  • Volunteers
  • Minerals--Collection and preservation

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Circular

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