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Secretary Joseph Henry has devoted a considerable portion of his time over the past year to performing, gratis, investigations for the revenue service, light-house board, and other branches of government. These and similar services in previous years are intended to repay, in some degree, the care bestowed on the Smithson trust by the government.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • United States Light House Board


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1866 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1867), 31.

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