The Papers of Joseph Henry: January 1847-December 1849, The Smithsonian Years

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Summary

This documentary edition traces Joseph Henry's (1797-1878) first years as first Secretary of the new Smithsonian Institution, as he attempted to place into effect his plan for the Institution. A physicist noted for his work in electromagnetic induction, Henry focused the Institution's efforts on basic scientific research and publication.

Author

Rothenberg, Marc 1949-

Assistant Editor

  • Dorman, Kathleen W
  • Rumm, John C

Research Assistant

Jeffries, Deborah Y

Associate Editor

Theerman, Paul Harold 1952-

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Programme of Organization

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

1996

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Secretariats
  • Letters
  • Secretaries
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • Scientists
  • Museum publications

Edition

Volume 7

Physical description

xlviii, 707 pages

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