Alexander Dallas Bache

ID: 92-15742

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1860s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 1, Folder: 50

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Professor Alexander Dallas Bache was director of the United States Coast Survey and eminent scientist involved in the debates over the creation of the Smithsonian Institution. He strongly advocated creation of a scientific research institute and the appointment of Joseph Henry as the first Secretary. Bache also served on the Smithsonian Board of Regents and was a close friend of Joseph Henry.


  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • United States Coast Survey
  • Board of Regents


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 1, Folder: 50

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c. 1860s

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Color: Black and White; Size: 6.25w x 8.25h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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