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MS 935 Comparative vocabulary of Winnebago, Omaha, Ponka, and Dakota

Creator:
Williamson, Thomas S. (Thomas Smith), 1800-1879  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages
Culture:
Sioux  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
March 19, 1868
Scope and Contents:
With grammatical notes and letter of transmittal to Joseph Henry. Autograph letter signed. 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 935
Local Note:
autograph document
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 935, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS935
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms935

Directions for collecting, preserving and transporting specimens of natural history prepared for the use of the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Management  Search this
Physical description:
28 pages illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Sources
Date:
1854
19th century
Topic:
Botanical specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Museum techniques--History  Search this
Natural history--Technique  Search this
Zoological specimens--Collection and preservation  Search this
Call number:
QH61 .S65 1854
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1033747

Administrative Records, 1835-2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary  Search this
Uniform title:
Smithsonian Directives (Administrative issuances)  Search this
Subject:
Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Heyman, Ira Michael 1930-2011  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Small, Lawrence M  Search this
Clough, G. Wayne  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Horvath, Albert G  Search this
Skorton, David J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Physical description:
846.85 cu. ft. processed holdings
537.98 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Ephemera
Floor plans
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Brochures
Color photographs
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Sketches
Video recordings
Compact discs
Drawings
Videotapes
Illustrations
Color negatives
Color transparencies
Audiotapes
Floppy disks
Electronic records
Electronic mail
Books
Architectural drawings
Digital versatile discs
Digital images
Newspapers
Date:
1835
1835-2019
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Budget  Search this
Personnel management  Search this
Smithsonian buildings  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Strategic planning  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Museum publications  Search this
Real property  Search this
Estates (Law)  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Product management  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Fund raising  Search this
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Museums--Employees  Search this
Research  Search this
Awards  Search this
Tours  Search this
Corporate sponsorship  Search this
Special events  Search this
Wills  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00771
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Administrative Records 1835-2019 [Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220180

Army Medical Museum records concerning skeletal material transferred to the Smithsonian Institution 1868-1897

Creator:
Army Medical Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Adams, William W  Search this
Ainsworth, R.H  Search this
Atkins, Francis H  Search this
Alden, C.H  Search this
Alden, George  Search this
Artes, Charles F  Search this
Ashbaugh, A  Search this
Axt, G.H.T.F  Search this
Bailey, E.J  Search this
Bailey, Sylvanus  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887  Search this
Baker, M  Search this
Barkwell, M.C  Search this
Bean, Tarleton H (Tarleton Hoffman) 1846-1916  Search this
Beauchamp, William Martin 1830-1925  Search this
Beckwith, Paul E  Search this
Bell, James  Search this
Bell, William 1830-1910  Search this
Bentley, Edwin  Search this
Berlandier, L  Search this
Berthold, E.L  Search this
Bickley, B.F  Search this
Bine, D.M  Search this
Bliss, L.W  Search this
Boas, Franz 1858-1942  Search this
Boban, E  Search this
Bock, Conrad  Search this
Bonsall Lieutenant  Search this
Bower, Isaac M  Search this
Bowers, Stephen  Search this
Boyd, E.S  Search this
Brester, G.M.W.B  Search this
Brewer, J.W  Search this
Brinderhoff, S.B  Search this
Brooke, John  Search this
Brooke, Lloyd  Search this
Brower, D.R  Search this
Brown, Paul R  Search this
Bryan, F.T  Search this
Bryan, O.N  Search this
Buchanan, W.F  Search this
Budd, T.A  Search this
Burton, H.G  Search this
Byrne, Charles B  Search this
Campbell, A.B  Search this
Campbell, C.H  Search this
Carl, W.E  Search this
Carpenter, W.L  Search this
Carvello, Carlos  Search this
Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
Catlin, Robert  Search this
Chandler, T.W  Search this
Cheney, J. Edward  Search this
Chirouse, E.C  Search this
Choate, Rufus  Search this
Clark, H  Search this
Clark, J.H  Search this
Clark, Sam  Search this
Clark, W.N  Search this
Cochran, John J  Search this
Coles, Thomas Mrs  Search this
Collins, William A  Search this
Comfort, A.E  Search this
Cook, J.J.M  Search this
Cooper, J. G (James Graham) 1830-1902  Search this
Cope, E.D  Search this
Corliss, A.W  Search this
Couch, D.N  Search this
Coues, Elliott  Search this
Couthouy, J.P  Search this
Corbusier, William Henry 1844-1930  Search this
Cowles, Edward  Search this
Crocker, Charles  Search this
Culbertson, T.A  Search this
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927  Search this
Dana, J.D  Search this
Daniel, Z. T  Search this
Davis, W.B  Search this
Day, W.E  Search this
De Corse, J.S  Search this
De Hass, Wills  Search this
DeWitt, Calvin  Search this
Dodge, Richard I  Search this
Douglass, H  Search this
Drayton, J  Search this
Drindard, William B  Search this
Duke, E.T  Search this
Dunbar, R.W  Search this
Durant, H.K  Search this
Earle, Frank S  Search this
Edwards, L.A  Search this
Elbrey, J  Search this
Evans, J  Search this
Evans, T.E  Search this
Everette, W.W  Search this
Fay, Joseph  Search this
Feilner, E  Search this
Ferguson, J.B  Search this
Flint, J.M  Search this
Forrer, Robert  Search this
Forisch, Otto  Search this
Forwood, W.H  Search this
Frick, A.P  Search this
Fryer, B.E  Search this
Gale, Robert  Search this
Gawler, A.H  Search this
Gecks, August  Search this
Gibbs, George  Search this
Gibson, William  Search this
Giddings, E  Search this
Gillis Lieutenant  Search this
Girard, J. Basil  Search this
Glover, T  Search this
Goddard, C.E  Search this
Goellner, Adolf  Search this
Gould, J. Loomis  Search this
Goward, G  Search this
Graves, Thomas  Search this
Gray, C.C  Search this
Griest, K.W  Search this
Hachenburg, G.P  Search this
Haile, J  Search this
Hall, Asaph  Search this
Hall, J.D  Search this
Hartigan, J.F  Search this
Harvey, P.F  Search this
Havard, V  Search this
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Hayes, Isaac I  Search this
Healey, M.A  Search this
Henriques, J.A  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Henshaw, Henry W  Search this
Hittell, J.S  Search this
Hitz, R.G  Search this
Hodge, H.C  Search this
Hoff, A.H  Search this
Hopkins, George N  Search this
Horan, Thomas  Search this
Horton, S.M  Search this
Hoy, P.R  Search this
Hubbard, V.B  Search this
Huntington, D.L  Search this
Hutchinson, F.W  Search this
Irwin, B.J.D  Search this
Jackson, Donald  Search this
Janeway, J.H  Search this
Jones, J.E  Search this
Jones, William H  Search this
Jouy, P.L  Search this
Junghanns, L.H  Search this
Kales, J.W  Search this
Keasbey, G.M  Search this
Keay, John T  Search this
Keenan, T.J.R  Search this
Kent, E.M  Search this
Kerr, M.C  Search this
Kershner, E  Search this
Ketchum, F.E  Search this
Kidder, J.H  Search this
Kiefer, George  Search this
Kimball, James P  Search this
King, J.H.T  Search this
King, W.Howard  Search this
Kirk, R.M  Search this
Kitching, S  Search this
Knight, C.W  Search this
Kollman Dr  Search this
Kruidsen, Valdemar  Search this
Kumlien, L  Search this
LaFourette, John  Search this
Lamb, J.M  Search this
Langdon, F.W  Search this
Lever, Edward A  Search this
Logan, Thomas M  Search this
Lyon, Sydney S  Search this
Lyon, William B  Search this
MacTavish Governor  Search this
Madison, T.C  Search this
Marsh, E.J  Search this
Mastin, C.H  Search this
Matthews, Washington  Search this
Maus, L.M  Search this
McAdams, William  Search this
McClellan, Ely  Search this
McClellan, John  Search this
McConnell, M  Search this
McCormick, Charles  Search this
McCoy, Lewis  Search this
McElderry, Henry  Search this
McKay, C.L  Search this
McKee, J. Cooper  Search this
McKinney, R.C  Search this
McLean, John J  Search this
McMeen, J.M  Search this
McMillan, Thomas  Search this
McPhail, B.G  Search this
Meacham, F  Search this
Meiggs, Henry  Search this
Meiggs, Montgomery  Search this
Metz, Charld L  Search this
Middleton, J. D  Search this
Milhau, J.J  Search this
Miller, Thomas  Search this
Mills, Anson  Search this
Minor, Thomas T  Search this
Mintzer, W.A  Search this
Moore, Clarence B (Clarence Bloomfield) 1852-1936  Search this
Moran, George H  Search this
Moseley, E.B  Search this
Moser, J.F  Search this
Mott, W  Search this
Muller, Alfred  Search this
Muller, Rudolph  Search this
Munn, C.E  Search this
Mylius, A.B  Search this
Nash, G.W  Search this
Nash, Thomas H  Search this
Neale, H  Search this
Nelson, Edward William 1855-1934  Search this
Newberry, J.S  Search this
Newcomer, F.S  Search this
Nickerson, A.H  Search this
Nittre, L.R  Search this
Nordvi, A.G  Search this
Norris, Philetus W (Philetus Walter) 1821-1885  Search this
Notson, William N  Search this
Nunn, C.E  Search this
Opevis, Girard  Search this
Oliver, G.H  Search this
Page, T.J  Search this
Palmer, Edward 1831-1911  Search this
Parish, Edward  Search this
Patterson, D.C  Search this
Patton, A  Search this
Peet, S. D  Search this
Perley, Harry O  Search this
Phillips, D.A  Search this
Pocock, Eli D  Search this
Pope, J  Search this
Porter, Joseph Y  Search this
Powell, John Wesley Major  Search this
Powers, Richard  Search this
Powers, Stephen  Search this
Price, Marshall F  Search this
Prieto, Frederico  Search this
Raggety, C.H  Search this
Ray, P.H  Search this
Alaska Commercial Company  Search this
American Geographical Society  Search this
Aukland Museum  Search this
Georgetown University  Search this
Howard University  Search this
Collection Ledeboer  Search this
Subject:
Reagles, J Jr  Search this
Rankin, M  Search this
Reid, A  Search this
Reid, James H  Search this
Reynolds, R.M  Search this
Richardson, Samuel W  Search this
Richardson, W.F  Search this
Ring, R.M  Search this
Robinson, L.E  Search this
Rogers, B.F  Search this
Rogers, J.J  Search this
Rose, George F  Search this
Rothrock, J.T  Search this
Ruby, Charles  Search this
Russell, James Townsend  Search this
Scammon, C.M  Search this
Schafhirt, E.F  Search this
Schell, H.S  Search this
Schmidt, Christian  Search this
Shufeldt, Robert W (Robert Wilson) 1850-1934  Search this
Schumacher, Paul J. F  Search this
Schuber, H  Search this
Seeds, O.H  Search this
Severance, Mark S  Search this
Shannon, W.C  Search this
Shaw, James  Search this
Sherrit, J.N  Search this
Sherman, O.T  Search this
Shotwell, J.R  Search this
Siler, A.L  Search this
Skinner, J.O  Search this
Smith, D.S  Search this
Smith, Edwin  Search this
Smith, Rodney  Search this
Smoot, Samuel C  Search this
Snively, David S  Search this
Spencer, W.G  Search this
Squier, Edward George  Search this
Steman, A.B  Search this
Sternberg, C.H  Search this
Stesson, S  Search this
Storrow, Edward  Search this
Suckley, George 1830-1869  Search this
Suddarth, J.L  Search this
Swan, James Gilchrist  Search this
Swift, Eben  Search this
Symmons, F.M  Search this
Symons, S.W  Search this
Tappan, W.H  Search this
Taylor, D.B  Search this
Taylor, M.K  Search this
Taylor, S  Search this
Tesson, L.S  Search this
Thibault, J.K  Search this
Thing, L.H  Search this
Thomas, Cyrus  Search this
Thomas, H.L  Search this
Thombs, P.R  Search this
Thompson, S.K  Search this
Town, F.L  Search this
Turner, Lucien McShan  Search this
Van Duyn, William B  Search this
Varden, J  Search this
Vickery, R.S  Search this
Vidal, Sebastian  Search this
Wagner, C  Search this
Walker, S. T  Search this
Wallace, Catharine P  Search this
Walters, Fred G  Search this
Warren, G. K  Search this
Webb, J.G  Search this
Webb, T.C  Search this
Weed, James F  Search this
Whipple, Amiel Weeks Lieutenant, U. S. Army  Search this
White, R.H  Search this
Whitehead, W.E  Search this
Wilcox, T.E  Search this
William, Robert E  Search this
Wilson, A.D  Search this
Wolff, P  Search this
Wolverton, M.D  Search this
Wood, W.S  Search this
Woodward, W.E  Search this
Woodruff, Ezra  Search this
Wortman, J. L  Search this
Wright, T  Search this
Wurdemann, G  Search this
Yarrow, H. C (Harry Crécy) 1840-1929  Search this
Yates, Lorenzo Gordin  Search this
Yeomans, A.A  Search this
Young, Alfale  Search this
University of Basel  Search this
Transit of Venus Expedition 1874-1875  Search this
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)  Search this
Physical description:
4.33 linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1868-1897
Topic:
Physical anthropology  Search this
Skeletal material  Search this
Restrictions & Rights:
Microfilm must be used
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_220395

Charles Francis Hall Collection

Creator:
Field, Cyrus  Search this
Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871  Search this
Franklin, John, 1786-1847  Search this
Royal Geographic Society.  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Correspondent:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Culture:
Eskimo/Inuit  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business cards
Letters (correspondence)
Navigation charts
Notebooks
Scrapbooks
Ships' logs
Place:
Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration
Nunavut
Date:
1858-1871
Summary:
The collection documents Hall's Arctic exploration.
Scope and Contents:
Diaries, journals, notebooks, scrapbooks, business cards, correspondence, ships' logs, navigation charts and documents on Hall's Arctic exploration. The correspondence includes letters to and from Henry Grimmell, William Grimmell, J. Carson Brevoont, John Barrow, Cyrus Field, Edward Everett, Clement Markham, Joseph Henry, and the Royal Geographic Society.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Arctic explorer Charles Francis Hall was born about 1821, either Vermont or New Hampshire; there are very few details about his early life. He is most notable for spending over ten years in the Arctic among the Inuit, initially focused on locating evidence of the lost British Expedition under Sir John Franklin, and then, in two later expeditions, searching for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole.

Before becoming a polar explorer, Hall began as a blacksmith's apprentice at a young age in Rochester, NH. Sometime in the 1840's he married and moved westward eventually coming to Cincinnati, where Charles opened a business making engraving plates and seals, in 1849. Later he published a small newspaper in Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Occasional.

While publishing news stories of arctic expeditions related to the Franklin expedition, Hall became enamored with the idea of polar exploration. In 1857 he began collecting any material he could gather on the landscape and survival in the Arctic, previous expeditions, and John Franklin's expedition itself, while at the same time seeking financial support for his expedition.

After detailed preparation and a small amount of financial backing, Hall boarded a ship for Greenland, and then on to the "Terra Incognita" of the Arctic. Despite being an amateur explorer with very little support for his first expedition, Hall believed that by living amongst the indigenous Inuit people, a non-native could survive long periods living in the arctic. In May 1860, Hall arrived in Frobisher Bay, Canada and with not much more than a small boat and basic supplies, Hall met befriended local Inuit who took him in for the next two years.

Over those two years, Hall found little evidence of the Franklin expedition, but what he did find proved to be more valuable. While an avid and writer, Hall lived, learned and daily documented in his journals more about the Inuit people that any visitor before him. His journals describe Inuit society, traditions, oral histories, language and culture, as well as the skills necessary to survive in such an unforgiving climate. He also travelled and mapped much of the unknown Frobisher Bay area, correcting many previously incorrect maps that depicted area as an open strait, rather than a closed bay.

Once Hall returned to the United States, he began working on publishing his writings and preparing for a second expedition to Frobisher Bay. In 1864, he left for his second trip spending almost five years living amongst the Inuit, searching for the Franklin expedition and mapping unknown portions of the Arctic.

As soon as he arrived home in 1869, Hall began again planning his next and bigger expedition, but times had changed in the U.S. The Civil War was over and the United States government was now interested in polar exploration and the race to the North Pole. Gaining the attention of President Grant, Hall was appointed as joint commander of the Polaris Expedition.

Departing in 1871, the expedition began with critical problems. The "joint-command" of the expedition put Hall in direct conflict with the other two expedition commanders, each one believing they should have been appointed as sole commander. This eventually led to incredible disasters throughout the expedition, resulting in the total failure of the mission, loss of the ship, as well as the death of Charles Francis Hall. Hall died on the expedition in November 1871, possibly from poisoning by one of his co-commanders. His body was exhumed in 1969 and tested, revealing the presence of arsenic. While Hall claimed on his deathbed he had been poisoned by a crew member, many 19th century medicines contained arsenic.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Inuktut  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business cards
Letters (correspondence) -- 1850-1900
Navigation charts
Notebooks
Scrapbooks -- 19th century
Ships' logs
Citation:
Charles Francis Hall Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0702
See more items in:
Charles Francis Hall Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0702
Online Media:

Archives Center Portrait Collection

Creator:
Brogi, Giacomo  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center  Search this
Memmert, Heinrich  Search this
Reichard & Lindner.  Search this
Names:
Galilei, Galileo  Search this
Gauss  Search this
Gelatini  Search this
Gilbert, William  Search this
Gooch, Frank Austin  Search this
Gorsh-Beraner  Search this
Graefe  Search this
Grimaldi, Francesco Marie, 1618-1663  Search this
Hell, Maximillian  Search this
Helvetius  Search this
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Herschel, John F. W., Sir  Search this
Land, Edwin H.  Search this
Von Guericke, Otto  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Engravings
Date:
19th-20th centuries
Scope and Contents:
Miscellaneous portraits of scientists and other prominent persons, including original engravings, photoprints, and copy photoprints.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical:
This is an artifical collection of photographic portraits of a variety of personages.
Provenance:
Unidentified sources. Found in collections, 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
There may be usage or copyright restrictions on some material in this collection. Reproduction fees for commercial use.
Topic:
Portraits -- Scientists  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Engravings
Citation:
Archives Center Portrait Collection, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0392
See more items in:
Archives Center Portrait Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0392
Online Media:

Portrait of Joseph Henry (1797-1878)

Creator:
Peale, Titian Ramsay 1799-1885  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Physical description:
5 x 4.25;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1862
December 4, 1862
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27B_088]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403823
Online Media:

Report on the geology of the Coast Mountains, and part of the Sierra Nevada embracing their industrial resources in agriculture and mining by Dr. John B. Trask

Title:
Geology of the Coast Mountains, and part of the Sierra Nevada
Author:
Trask, John B (John Boardman),) 1824-1879  Search this
Former owner:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878 DSI  Search this
Author:
Geological Survey of California  Search this
Physical description:
95 pages 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Coast Ranges
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)
Topic:
Agriculture  Search this
Geology  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Call number:
QE90.S57 T73 1854
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021759

MS 180 Apache vocabulary and ethnographic notes

Author:
Higgins, N. S.  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Correspondent:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1866
Scope and Contents:
Includes:

Higgins to Joseph Henry. New York City, April 21, 1866. Ethnographic notes and vocabulary (pages 23-29) of Apache tribes of Arizona Territory ...collected from captives belonging to the Chiricahua, Sierra Blanca, Pinal and Coyotero tribes... (according to letter to Gibbs, May 2, 1866 -- see Manuscript No. 171). 30 pages.

Henry to Gibbs. April 24, 1866. Transmitting Higgins Manuscript for comment. 1 page.

Gibbs to Henry. April 25, 1866. Rough draft of letter commenting on Higgins Manuscript 2 pages.

Gibbs to Higgins. April 25, 1866. Rough draft of letter about Manuscript and Higginsʹ future work. 3 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 180
Local Note:
See also Manuscript 171, Higginsʹ reply to Gibbs.
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 180, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS180
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms180

MS 97 Navajo vocabulary

Creator:
Bristol, Henry B.  Search this
Addressee:
Carleton, James Henry, 1814-1873  Search this
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
April 1865 - May 1865
Scope and Contents:
Includes transmittal correspondence. 1865. 16 pages: f.2 Henry B. Bristol to Brig. Gen. James H. Carleton, Commanding Department of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, enclosing Navaho vocabulary and letters to be forwarded to Joseph Henry. Fort Sumner, New Mexico. May 8, 1865. Autograph letter signed. 2 pages. Endorsement on reverse by Carleton to Henry. July 4, 1865. 1 page. Enclosures: f.3. Henry B. Bristol to Joseph Henry, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., transmitting Navajo vocabulary and remarks on Navaho customs. Fort Sumner, New Mexico May 7, 1865. Autograph letter signed. 10 pages. [Old Number 184] f.4 Joseph Henry to Brig Gen James H. Carleton, Commanding Dept of New Mexico. [Santa Fe, New Mexico], requesting vocabularies, "particularly of the Pueblo Indians," and others. Washington, D. C. March 10, 1865. Manuscript letter signed. 2 pages. Endorsement on reverse by Carleton to Bristol. April 23, 1865. 1 page. Enclosure: List in handwriting of George Gibbs of vocabularies already obtained and those needed. Manuscript Document. 1 page. f.5 Letter to Maj Gen James H. Carleton, Commanding [Department of] New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, requesting Pueblo vocabularies. Washington [D. C.] August 23, 1866. A. draft of letter. 2 pages.
Included in Navaho Number 97 (f.5), where it has evidently been for many years: it bears the rubber-stamp "ATHAPASCAN" with the ink Number 111-a, and the other letters in this file are similarly stamped, with the added Numbers 111,111b and 111c. Similar in intent to the letter in Number 97 of Henry to Carleton (at Gibbs' request), March 10, 1865, but of later date. This draft appears to be a second try by Gibbs to obtain Pueblo vocabularies from Carleton. (Whether any Pueblo vocabularies now in the National Anthropological Archives were received in response to this letter has not been determined as of 12/1969.)
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 97
Local Note:
Informant: A "Mexican captive named Jesus who has been among the Navajoes scince a child."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Navaho  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 97, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS97
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms97

MS 95 Navajo vocabulary

Creator:
Arny, W. F. M. (William Frederick Milton), 1813-1881  Search this
Trumbull, J. Hammond (James Hammond), 1821-1897  Search this
Whitney, William Dwight, 1827-1894  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
November, 1874
Scope and Contents:
Vocabulary recorded in Smithsonian Institution Comparative Vocabulary by Arny. Also J. Hammond Trumbull (and William Dwight Whitney). Letter to Joseph Henry, regarding the "phonetic notation" used in Arny's Navaho vocabulary. Hartford, Connecticut. December 26, 1874. Manuscript copy of letter signed. 2 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 95
Local Note:
"Assisted by Prof. Valentine Friese and Rev'd W. B. Truax"
Notations in pencil appear to be in J. Hammond Trumbull's handwriting.
Listed in Pilling, Bureau of American Ethnology-B 14, page 4.
autograph document signed
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Navaho  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 95, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS95
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 7173 George J. Gibbs Letterbook

Creator:
Gibbs, George J. (George Judson), approximately 1833-  Search this
Correspondent:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Evans, John  Search this
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Hutchings  Search this
Inglis, W.R.  Search this
Lefroy, J.H.  Search this
Musgrave, Anthony, Sir  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Depicted:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Evans, John  Search this
Hutchings, Joseph F.  Search this
Inglis, W.R.  Search this
Lefroy, J.H.  Search this
Musgrave, Anthony, Sir  Search this
Extent:
1 Book
300 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Pages
Letters
Date:
1874-1878
Scope and Contents:
Copies of correspondence between George J. Gibbs and others on a variety of topics, especially anthropological, ornithological, and geneological. Included is corresponsence with Spencer Baird and Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution; John Evans; Joseph Hutchings; W.R. Inglis, "late" president of the Turks and Caicos Islands; J.H. Lefroy, "fomer" governor of Bermuda; Sir Anthony Musgrage, governor of Jamaica; and Joseph Hutchings. Also included are photographs of Baird, Evans, Hutchings, Inglis, Lefroy, and Musgrave; a copy of James Smithson's will; sketches of artifacts; geneological information regarding the original colonists of the Bermudas, and excerpts from other sources.
Arrangement:
chronological
Biographical / Historical:
Virtually no biographical information is available. From the text, a birthdate for George J. Gibbs of ca. 1833 has been deduced. In the manuscript, Gibbs states that his father was the Honorable George Gibbs "of these islands" and that his uncle was William H. Gibbs who died ca. 1876. G.J. Gibbs lived on Grand Turk Island of the British West Indies, at that time a Jamaican dependency, was married, and had children (number unknown). According to the text, he became an invalid due to an illness ca. 1875.
Local Note:
Date of birth determined by extrapolation from text: on page 286, 1878, Gibbs says that for 42 years he knew no illness, but "three years ago" [1875] he became ill from exposure on a hunting trip and has ever since been an invalid. [1875 - 42 years = 1833, hypothetical birth date.]
Other Title:
"A correspondence relative to Ancient Stone Implements etc., etc. between George J. Gibbs of Grand Turk and Caicos Islands, W.I. and John Evans Esquire F.R.S. & F.S.A., Honorary Secretary of the Geological and Numismatic Societies of London etc., etc. (the author of a work established in London in the year 1872 entitled ʻAncient Stone Implements, etc. of Great Britainʼ) also with Joseph Henry Esquire Secretary and Diretor of the Smithsonian Intitute and of the National Museum of the United States of America at Washington, D.C. and with other partners on various subjects."
Provenance:
B.G.E. St.Aubyn, Windsor House, Cayman Islands, British West Indies gift July, 1973 74-1
Topic:
Archaeology -- Stone tools -- West Indies  Search this
Anthropology -- Indians -- Americas -- West Indies  Search this
Natural history -- Ornithology -- West Indies  Search this
Social history -- geneology -- Bermuda -- West Indies -- England  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7173, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7173
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 2431 Archaeological Notes, sketches, and letters

Creator:
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
Bruff, Joseph Goldsborough, 1804-1889  Search this
Trowbridge, David, 1945-  Search this
Correspondent:
Mitchell, Augustus  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Names:
Pitchlynn, Peter Perkins, 1806-1881  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Place:
United States -- Archeology
Date:
1880s
Scope and Contents:
Materials from various persons used by O. T. Mason in Smithsonian Annual Reports, 1874 - 1879 & 1881 - 1883.
1) Most have been published (although not necessarily verbatim). unpublished letters and maps include: Mitchell, Augustus to Joseph Henry, August 24, 1873. "Crude Thoughts on American Indians." Discusses visit of P. Pitchlynn to author at Portland, Me., 1846. 2) Bruff. J. Goldsborough to Joseph Henry, February 10, 1873. concerning human face carved on rock near Chain Bridge, Potomac River. 3) Trowbridge, David, December 14, 1876 "Ancient Fort and Burial Ground". with map (area of Waterburgh, New York).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2431
Topic:
Archeology -- Potomac River  Search this
New York (State) -- Waterburgh -- Archeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 2431, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2431
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 959 Umpqua vocabulary

Collector:
Bissell, George P.  Search this
Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Extent:
10 Pages
Culture:
Yaquina (Yakwina)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
December 24, 1876 ?; January 18, 1877
Scope and Contents:
Includes grammatical notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 959
General:
Previously titled "Letter from Mr Bissell."
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 959, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS959
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms959

MS 3716 Letter to Professor Henry

Creator:
Gibbon, Lardner  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
Saluda River -- Archeology
South Carolina -- Archeology
Date:
November 30, 1871
Scope and Contents:
Incloses sketches of arrowheads found on the Saluda River, South Carolina. Also historical notes relating to the above tribes, reference to the various tribes, of South Carolina, etc.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3716
Topic:
Tools and implements -- arrowheads  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 3716, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3716
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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MS 7310 Material concerning a Roman sarcophagus

Creator:
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Correspondent:
Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan), 1782-1845  Search this
Harwood, A., Admiral  Search this
Gregory, H. D.  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Severus Alexander, Emperor of Rome, 208-235  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Culture:
Roman  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Catalog cards
Letters
Date:
1916 (part)
Scope and Contents:
Includes notes; abstracts from letters of Commodore Jesse D. Elliott to the National Institute; Admiral A. Harwood to Joseph Henry; andH. D. Gregory to William J. Rhees; and a letter probably from Casanowicz to William Henry Holmes, March 27, 1916.
Biographical / Historical:
The sarcophagus was obtained in 1839 at Beirut by Commander J. D. Elliott (whose flag ship was the Constitution). It was the container for the remains of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. It was intended for the remains of Andrew Jackson, but he declined its use.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7310
Topic:
Sarcophagi -- Roman  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalog cards
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7310, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7310
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Joseph Henry Collection

Creator::
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Extent:
40.67 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (68 document boxes) (5 12x17 boxes) (3 16x20 boxes) (5 3x5 boxes) (32 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Letterpress copybooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Date:
1808, 1825-1878, and related papers to circa 1903
Descriptive Entry:
The Joseph Henry Collection documents Henry's personal, professional, and official life as well as some activities of his family members. Included are records from his time teaching and doing research at the Albany Academy (1826-1832) and at the College of New Jersey now Princeton University (1832-1846). There are likewise many materials from his years as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1846-1878). Henry's records and materials from his time with various organizations are also included in the collection. The three main organizations with materials to document his involvement are the Philosophical Society of Washington (1871-1878), the National Academy of Science (1863-1878), and the Light-House Board (1852-1878). Some of the collection postdates Henry's life, including condolences to his family, memorial materials, newspaper clippings, as well as letters of relatives.

Series 4 is the first that contains original Henry materials, letterpress books, which postdate the Smithsonian Institution fire of 1865. Correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, is in the following two divisions. Many of the letters are science and academic related. Science correspondence is often concerned with the telegraph, electricity, meteorology, light, and surveying. A portion of the letters are related to repairs of the Castle following the 1865 fire, to preparing to build what would be the Arts and Industries Building, as well as to Smithsonian activities. The volume of letters drops off considerably for the years 1854-1864, most likely due to the Smithsonian fire of 1865.

There is a good deal of materials related to Henry's scientific papers; both his notes and published materials as well as experimental data and science records. Copies of his lectures and lecture notes from his years at the Albany Academy and the College of New Jersey are also in the collection, as well as several student notebooks from his Princeton classes. There are also many addresses and reports and a copy of volume one of Scientific Writings of Joseph Henry (1824-1846). In various places throughout the collection are copies of Henry's memorials in the forms of eulogies and memoirs. One series contains many invitations and notices in addition to honors and awards received by Henry. The invitations and notices are ordered alphabetically by sender. The honors and awards are in chronological order; none exist for the years 1853-1864.

Documenting Henry's scientific thoughts and ideas between the years 1835 and 1877 are his pocket notebooks, Series 7. The "Records of Experiments" (1834-1862) is the single longest sustained account of his experimentation. Henry kept desk diaries during his Smithsonian years, although not all survived; those that are available are listed in the contents of boxes 14 and 15. There is a three-volume set of notebooks documenting his 1837 trip to Europe; there is not such an extensive set of documentation for the 1870 European voyage. In two locations in the collection are extracts from the Locked Book, similar to a personal diary, for the years 1850-1876.

There are many papers and materials that postdate Henry's life, including copies of memorials from clubs and organizations to which he belonged, and one given during a session of the House of Representatives. There is a set of two bound scrapbooks titled Henry Memorial. The collection contains letters of condolence to the Henry family and materials related to the erection of a memorial statue and the naming of the standard unit of induction as the 'henry.'

In the same category as the postdated materials are those having to do with Joseph Henry's daughter Mary and are contained in Series 18 and 19. The "Mary A. Henry Memoir" division contains copies of letters, notes, and other Henry materials as well as her work at composing a memoir of her father. The last series of the collection is called "Family Papers" and contains the letters between Joseph and his wife Harriet, other family members and letters between family members after Henry's death.
Historical Note:
Joseph Henry (1797-1878), educator, investigator in physics, and first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, was born in Albany, New York, on December 17, 1797, to William and Ann Alexander Henry. He obtained a minimal education in Galway, where he lived for a time with his mother's brother, and in Albany. While in Galway Henry discovered the joy of reading and thus began his love of learning. After his father's death in 1811, Joseph returned to Albany and was apprenticed to John F. Doty, watchmaker and silversmith, where he worked until his master's business went under. During this time Henry also developed a strong interest in the theater and joined a group of young people who felt a similar calling. Until his chance encounter with Popular Lectures on Experimental Philosophy, Astronomy, and Chemistry by George Gregory turned him to science, Henry had planned a career in the theater.

As a result of his newly found interest in science, Henry set out to prepare himself for admittance into the advanced curriculum at the Albany Academy, an academic high school. He attended the Academy from 1819 until 1822, first passing the examination of the Academy with honors after seven months of preparation and then continuing on to more advanced studies. He took one year off during this time to teach in a rural school to earn money. This position was the only one for which he ever applied; thereafter employers would come to him.

For the ten years after Henry completed his education at the Albany Academy he was employed there in a variety of capacities ranging from lab assistant to teacher. During this time he was also a tutor of Henry James and of the children of General Stephen van Rensselaer. In 1825, Henry headed a leveling party that was engaged by New York State to assist in the preparation of new road sites from the Hudson River to Lake Erie. In the spring of 1826 he was elected to the professorship of mathematics and natural philosophy at the Academy. While in this position he began research in a comparatively new field dealing with the relation of electric currents to magnetism. His first notable scientific accomplishment was his improvement of William Sturgeon's electromagnet, which he achieved by both insulating individual coils and developing multi-layer coils. During this time he also developed an electromagnet with the capacity to lift 750 pounds.

In 1830 Henry married his cousin, Harriet Alexander, a daughter of his mother's brother. All told they had six children. Four lived through infancy, although the only son, William Alexander, died in 1862. Their three surviving daughters were Helen, Mary, and Caroline.

In 1831 Henry developed the "little machine," or the electromagnetic engine. During this year he constructed the first electromagnetic telegraph. He was also responsible for the completion of an electromagnet for Yale University with the capacity to lift 2,300 pounds. The following year Henry published the results from his experiments that proved magnetism could produce electricity. The article was published in the American Journal of Science and was titled "On the Production of Currents and Sparks of Electricity and Magnetism." His article also described his discovery of electromagnetic self-induction.

Henry received an appointment to the chair of natural philosophy at the College of New Jersey, (Princeton University) in October of 1832. That same year he constructed for Princeton a magnet with the capacity to lift 3,500 pounds. At Princeton Henry continued his scientific experiments in electricity and magnetism as well as conducting research in terrestrial magnetism, meteorology, and other geophysical topics. Henry continued to be interested in these fields the rest of his life. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1835, and often served as an officer.

In 1837 Henry took his first voyage to Europe. While on his six-month trip he visited England, France, Scotland, and Belgium and had the opportunity to meet a number of scientists including Michael Faraday. It was this experience that caused Henry to resume his former level of scientific research, which had significantly diminished between 1832 and 1837. Between the years 1838 and 1842 Henry did a good deal of research into the induction of one current by another. He also participated in the investigation of solar radiation and the heat of sunspots as well as becoming interested in the cohesion of liquids and capillarity. On November 2, 1838, Henry made a presentation before the Philosophical Society in which he delivered a paper that described his discoveries of inducing currents of the third, fourth, and fifth orders.

On December 3, 1846, Henry's appointment from the Board of Regents to the office of Secretary of the new Smithsonian Institution was announced. He left Princeton for Washington on December 14, 1846, to assume his position as first Secretary of the Smithsonian. Henry intended to follow the letter of James Smithson's will, which had left the funds to the United States to establish the Smithsonian Institution for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge." To Henry that meant supporting knowledgeable and skilled persons doing original research and providing for the dissemination of the findings from those and other experiments through periodical publications. To encourage this Henry established a system for the exchange of publications between nations. This plan was presented to the Board of Regents on December 8, 1847, with his first report as Secretary and was titled Programme of Organization of the Smithsonian Institution.

The first major scientific undertaking of the Institution was the Smithsonian Meteorological Project, which directed the systematic collection of data from all over the United States. It was proposed with Henry's Programme of Organization, built into the budget in 1848, and begun in 1849. Between the years 1853 and 1855 Henry consolidated his position by dismissing assistant secretary Charles Jewett, the Institution's librarian. Initially the Regents had worked out a division of the Institution's funds between research and collection. Jewett had become the Institution's advocate for development of a national library. Henry believed as much of the funds as possible should be used for research, and that the library should be only for support. Henry was able to maintain control.

In 1858 the Institution began accepting the national collections from the United States government. Until this time Henry had resisted the assumption of the collections because he was concerned about the Institution becoming too much a part of the government and because of the cost of their maintenance. The acceptance of these materials brought with it the beginning of direct federal funding. Under Henry the Smithsonian gained its reputation as the nation's attic.

The cornerstone for the Smithsonian Castle was laid on May 1, 1847. The building was completed in 1858, although the Henry family began to inhabit the east wing in 1855. A fire on January 24, 1865, destroyed the Upper Main Hall and primary towers including Henry's offices in the south tower, taking with it many of Henry's papers, both personal and official.

The telegraph was a major point of contention in Henry's life. Samuel Morse was not the only individual who made discoveries along the lines of the electromagnetic telegraph; Henry was also a contributor. However, Morse patented the electromagnetic telegraph in 1840. Henry did not oppose Morse by applying for his own patent because he believed that patents prevented the sharing of scientific information. The telegraph controversy was finally settled in 1857 when an investigative board stated that Morse's claims against Henry were "positively disproved." In 1849 Henry was elected to the post of president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an organization he helped to found. Henry received an appointment to the Light-House Board at the time of its establishment in 1852. During the course of his capacities as a Light-House Board member Henry devoted himself to research and experimentation in the fields of sound, light, fog, fog signals, and illuminating oils. In recognition of his efforts Henry was appointed the board's chairman in 1871, a position he held to his death.

Henry was also an original member of the National Academy of Sciences, formed in 1863. In 1866 he became its vice-president and in 1868 its president. The Philosophical Society of Washington was founded in 1871. Henry was involved in its establishment and served as its president. He held both these positions until his death in 1878.

Henry's second trip to Europe was in 1870. While on this four-and-one-half month voyage he visited England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, and Germany. The main purpose of this expedition was to attend an international conference on the metric standard in Paris and to testify on the administration of science in London.

In 1871 the Institution supervised Professor John Wesley Powell's federal expedition of the Colorado River. The expedition not only surveyed the area but also collected specimens of various kinds. The Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 also had a substantial impact on Henry's Institution. The display of specimens at the International Exposition was the major activity of the Institution in 1876. Items from the Exhibition became permanent parts of the Smithsonian's holdings. These items so expanded the collections that a new Material Museum Building was planned, which opened in 1879.

In December 1877 Joseph Henry became ill with nephritis, and on May 13, 1878 he succumbed to his illness. Congress approved the erection of a memorial statue on June 1, 1880. William W. Story's bronze likeness of Henry was unveiled on April 19, 1883. At the International Congress of Electricians held in Chicago during the 1893 World's Fair the standard unit of inductance was named the 'henry' in honor of Joseph Henry.

For more extensive information on Joseph Henry's life, see Joseph Henry--His Life and Work by Thomas Coulson, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1950; Notes on the Life and Character of Joseph Henry by James C. Welling, Collins Printer, Philadelphia, 1878; A Memorial of Joseph Henry, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1880; Joseph Henry's Lectures on Natural Philosophy: Teaching and Research in Physics, 1832-1847 by Charles I. Weiner, University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, 1965; A Scientist in American Life: Essays and Lectures of Joseph Henry, edited by Arthur P. Molella, et.al., Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., 1980; and The Papers of Joseph Henry, edited by Nathan Reingold, Maaet.al., eleven volumes, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C., and Science History Publications, Sagamore Beach, MA, 1972-2006. For more detailed bibliographical information consult the articles on Joseph Henry by William F. Magie in the Dictionary of American Biography, Volume 4, pages 550-553, and by Nathan Reingold in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Volume 6, pages 277-281.
Chronology:
December 17, 1797 -- Born in Albany, New York to William and Ann Alexander Henry

circa 1806 -- By this time residing in Galway, New York with relatives

circa 1811 -- Encounter with Fool of Quality by Henry Brooke

October 1811 -- William Henry dies

circa 1812 -- Returns to Albany

circa 1813 -- Apprenticed to John F. Doty, a watchmaker and silversmith

circa 1813-1816 -- Involved in the Green Street Theater of Albany

circa 1815 -- Encounter with Popular Lectures on Experimental Philosophy, Astronomy, and Chemistry by George Gregory, shifts interest to science

1819-1822 -- Attends the Albany Academy

1825 -- Heads a surveying party in New York State from the Hudson River to Lake Erie

1826 -- Elected to the professorship of mathematics and natural philosophy at the Albany Academy 28 April; inauguration to the professorship position, 11 September

September 1827 -- Starts work in electricity and magnetism

May 3, 1830 -- Married to Harriet Alexander

1831 -- Develops the "little machine," an electromagnetic engine; an electromagnetic telegraph; and an electromagnet with a 2,300 pound capacity

1832 -- "On the Production of Currents and Sparks of Electricity and Magnetism," published in the American Journal of Science

October 1832 -- Receives an appointment to the chair of natural philosophy at the College of New Jersey (Princeton University)

1835 -- Selected for membership in the America Philosophical Society

May 14-August 10, 1837 -- in Europe; Faraday and Henry meet

1838 -- Delivers paper on inducing currents of the third, fourth, and fifth orders before the Philosophical Society

1838-1842 -- Research done into the induction of a current by another current; solar radiation; heat of sunspots; cohesion of liquids and capillarity

December 3, 1846 -- Receives appointment from the Board of Regents to the position of Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

December 14, 1846 -- Leaves Princeton for Washington, D.C.

May 1, 1847 -- Cornerstone of Castle laid

December 8, 1847 -- Presentation of Programme of Organization of the Smithsonian Institution before the Board of Regents

1849 -- Smithsonian Meteorological Project begins

1849 -- Elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

1852 -- Receives appointment to Light House Board

1853-1855 -- Dispute with Charles Jewett over the nature of the Institution

1855 -- Castle building completed

1855 -- Henry family begins inhabiting the east wing of the Castle

1858 -- The Institution begins accepting the national collections from the United States Government

1863 -- An original member of the National Academy of Sciences

1866-1868 -- Vice-president of the National Academy of Sciences

1868-1878 -- President of the National Academy of Sciences

June 1-October, 1870 -- Voyage to Europe

1871 -- Becomes the first president of the Philosophical Society of Washington

1871 -- Appointed Light-House Board's chairman

1876 -- Institution displays specimens at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

December 1877 -- Henry becomes ill with Nephritis

May 13, 1878 -- Joseph Henry dies

1880 -- Congress approves the erection of a memorial statue of Joseph Henry

April 19, 1883 -- Memorial statue by William W. Story unveiled

1893 -- Standard unit of inductance named the 'henry' in honor of Joseph Henry
Restrictions:
Microfilm available for most of the collection.
Topic:
Meteorology  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Physics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Letterpress copybooks
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Joseph Henry Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7001
See more items in:
Joseph Henry Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 6 Index cards of Huntington-Henry

Collection Creator::
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 65
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilm available for most of the collection.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Joseph Henry Collection
See more items in:
Joseph Henry Collection
Joseph Henry Collection / Series 3: COPIES OF HENRY PAPERS FROM HUNTINGTON. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 4 Biographical Memoir of Joseph Saxton by Joseph Henry, 1876 (final)

Collection Creator::
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Container:
Box 48 of 65
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilm available for most of the collection.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Joseph Henry Collection
See more items in:
Joseph Henry Collection
Joseph Henry Collection / Series 16: MEMORIALS, OF JOSEPH HENRY AND OF JOSEPH SAXTON BY JOSEPH HENRY. / Box 48
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Folder 5 Biographical Memoir of Joseph Saxton by Joseph Henry, 1876 (printed but not final)

Collection Creator::
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Container:
Box 48 of 65
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Microfilm available for most of the collection.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7001, Joseph Henry Collection
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Joseph Henry Collection
Joseph Henry Collection / Series 16: MEMORIALS, OF JOSEPH HENRY AND OF JOSEPH SAXTON BY JOSEPH HENRY. / Box 48
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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