Tyndall Gift to U.S. to Promote Physics

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Date: February 7, 1873

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Summary

Professor John Tyndall of the Royal Institution of Great Britain deeds the proceeds of a lecture series, totaling $13,033, to the United States for promoting science in this country, especially in the department of physics. Secretary Joseph Henry participates in directing the spending of this fund.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Tyndall, John 1820-1893
  • Royal Institution of Great Britain

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Image of John Tyndall, Irish Physicist. Smithsonian Institution Archives negative number SIA2012-3535.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1885, p. 24-25
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1872, p. 104-106

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

Date

February 7, 1873

Topic

  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Finance
  • Secretaries
  • Physical sciences
  • Gifts
  • Physics

Place

Great Britain

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