Gift of Scientific Apparatus by Dr. Hare

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Summary

The chemical and physical apparatus of Dr. Robert Hare of the University of Pennsylvania is presented by him to the Smithsonian Institution. They are placed on display in the Smithsonian Castle. Secretary Joseph Henry hopes the gift will set a precedent for other potential donors and sees it as supportive of his plan for the Institution.

Subject

  • Hare, Robert 1781-1858
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • University of Pennsylvania

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Image is of Apparatus Room in Smithsonian Institution Castle with Dr. Hare's apparatus on display, 1857, Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number SIA2011-2394.
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 834.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1848. Washington, D.C.: Tippin and Streeper, p. 21.

Contact information

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

Date

August 1, 1848

Topic

  • History of Science and Technology
  • Chemistry
  • Antiquities
  • Secretaries
  • Gifts
  • Physics

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