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Secretary Joseph Henry's fourth Annual Report to the Board of Regents, for the year 1849, includes expenditures for subscriptions in natural history collecting trips in the fall of 1849: $150 to Charles Wright to collect plants and seeds in New Mexico, and $20 for a set of plants collected by Augustus Fendler in the vicinity of Santa Fe.


  • Fender, Augustus 1813-1883
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Wright, Charles


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, 1897, page 834, gives the date of the expeditions the date of a subsequent Board of Regents meeting when these activities were reported.
  • 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 1849. Washington D.C.: U.S. Senate, 1850, p. 16.

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October 1849


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Finance
  • Natural History
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Plants
  • Botany
  • Natural history

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