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Author:
Brown, Solomon Galleon c. 1829-1906  Search this
Subject:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Assistant Secretary in charge of the United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 4 Color: Color ; Size: 7 7/8w x 9 7/8h ; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Papger
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
July 15, 1864
Civil War, 1861-1865
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
SIA2011-0975 (page 1), SIA2011-0976 (page 2), SIA2011-0977 (page 3), SIA2011-0978 (page 4).
Summary:
Letter from Solomon G. Brown, the first African American employee of the Smithsonian Institution, to then Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, later the second Secretary of the Smithsonian, reporting on the Confederate troops' march on Washington, D.C. Brown describes the fear in the city at the approach of the rebels, but informed Baird that the troops had not invaded and D.C. was now safe. 4 pages.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Box 16, Folder: Brown, Solomon G., 1855-1865
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Letters  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0975 and SIA2011-0976 and SIA2011-0977 and SIA2011-0978
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12878