Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Charles Came Collection, 1838-1979

Creator:
Came, Charles 1806-1881
Physical description:
0.25 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Articles
Letters (correspondence)
Pamphlets
Photographs
Date:
1838
1838-1979
19th century
Notes:
Self-styled doctor, science enthusiast and itinerant showman, Came traveled through upstate New York in the 1840s and 1850s demonstrating the marvels of science, with emphasis on electricity.
Summary:
Miscellaneous items relating to Came, including a photograph of Came and another of his wife; letters from Came, primarily photocopies, but with a few originals, mostly to his wife and children; and publications: including pamphlets on electricity, books on medicine and phrenology, and one on marriage; also several recent articles about Came; and handbills advertising Came's medical remedies.
Copies: Late 20th century photocopies and photostats (ca. 1979).
Publications:
See Roger Sherman, "Charles Came, Itinerant Science Lecturer, and His Splendid Apparatus," Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise, Vol. 5, No. 4 (Aug. 1991), p. 120
Cite as:
Charles Came Collection, 1838-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Phrenology
Sideshows
Traveling sales personnel
Lecturers
Electricity
Local number:
1992.3092 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Articles
  • Books
  • Collection descriptions
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Archival materials
  • Articles
  • Books
  • Collection descriptions
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Electricity
  • Lecturers
  • Phrenology
  • Sideshows
  • Traveling sales personnel
  • Electricity
  • Lecturers
  • Phrenology
  • Sideshows
  • Traveling sales personnel
  • Came, Charles
Filter results to a specific time period.
  • 1800s
  • 1810s
  • 1820s
  • 1830s
  • 1840s
  • 1850s
  • 1860s
  • 1870s
  • 1880s
  • 1890s
  • Archives Center - NMAH