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Alexander Dallas Bache Dies

Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey  Search this
Place:
United States
Date:
February 17, 1867
Topic:
American science  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--Societies, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12576

Joseph Henry First Mentioned as Candidate for Smithsonian Secretaryship

Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Markoe, Francis 1801-1871  Search this
Rush, Richard 1780-1859  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
National Institution for the Promotion of Science  Search this
Date:
August 19, 1846
Topic:
Letters  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_332

Michael Faraday Supports Appointment of Joseph Henry as First Smithsonian Secretary

Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Faraday, Michael 1791-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Date:
October 2, 1846
Topic:
Letters  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_334

Terms of Appointment as Smithsonian Secretary Offered to Joseph Henry

Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Hilliard, Henry W (Henry Washington) 1808-1892  Search this
Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868  Search this
Rush, Richard 1780-1859  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)  Search this
Board of Regents Committee on Libraries  Search this
Date:
December 5, 1846
Topic:
Assistant Secretaries  Search this
Libraries  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Wages  Search this
Appointments  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_335

Joseph Henry Appointed to Light-House Board

Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
United States Light House Board  Search this
Date:
September 25, 1852
Topic:
Interagency Relations  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_366

Alexander Dallas Bache Urges Joseph Henry to Become Smithsonian's First Secretary

Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Date:
December 4, 1846
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Appointments  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_369

Tappan Bill to Organize Smithsonian Introduced

Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Tappan, Benjamin  Search this
Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864  Search this
National Institute  Search this
National Institution for the Promotion of Science  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Establishment of  Search this
Senate Committee on the Library  Search this
Date:
January 21, 1845
Topic:
Congressional Debates  Search this
Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Board of Managers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_628

Alexander Dallas Bache

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
United States Coast Survey  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 6.25w x 8.25h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1860s
Topic:
Bequest  Search this
Congressional Debates  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Regents  Search this
Debates and Debating  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Standard number:
92-15742
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9585

Alexander Dallas Bache

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
United States Coast Survey  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 7.5w x 11h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
Date unknown, c. 1855
Topic:
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Congressional Debates  Search this
Regents  Search this
Debates and Debating  Search this
Portraits  Search this
Standard number:
46639-D or MAH-46639D or mah-46639d
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9611

Photograph of Framed Portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Gutekunst, Frederick 1831-1917  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
10 x 8;
Type:
Glass negatives
Date:
1880
1880s
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-006 [MAH-1232]
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 Known Copyright
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_383298

Portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867)

Creator:
Gutekunst, Frederick 1831-1917  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs); 4 x 2.5;
Type:
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
Date:
1863
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_044]
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_403425
Online Media:

Portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867)

Creator:
Gutekunst, Frederick 1831-1917  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs); 4 x 2.5;
Type:
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)
Date:
1867
Before 1867
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_045]
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_403426
Online Media:

Portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Cabinet photographs; 6.5 x 4.25;
Type:
Cabinet photographs
Date:
1867
Before 1867
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_046]
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_403427
Online Media:

Portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Cabinet photographs; 6.5 x 4.25;
Type:
Cabinet photographs
Date:
1867
Before 1867
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_047]
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_403428
Online Media:

Portrait of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867)

Creator:
Gutekunst, Frederick 1831-1917  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Cabinet photographs; 6.5 x 4.25;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1863
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27_048]
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_403429
Online Media:

Records of the Robert Mills Papers Project, [xerographic and photographic copies]

Director:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Alexander, Robert L.  Search this
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867  Search this
Bryan, John  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Clay, Henry  Search this
Clinton, DeWitt  Search this
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888  Search this
Davis, Jefferson  Search this
Hoban, James  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Lafayette  Search this
Latrobe, Benjamin (architect)  Search this
Mills, Robert, 1781-1855  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Pierce, Franklin  Search this
Renwick, James, Sr.  Search this
Scott, Pamela  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Extent:
23.3 Cubic feet (50 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Construction records
Plans (drawings)
Date:
circa 1800-1860s, 1984-1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection is composed entirely of xerographic and photographic reproductions made for the Robert Mills Papers Project. The copies include correspondence, plans, federal legislation regarding proposed government construction projects, construction records, and material regarding people with a relation to Mills or one of his projects.

The material is organized into three series. The first is information relating to Mills' various projects, such as payroll lists; it is organized by state. The second consists of subject files on 163 individuals, all of whom have some relation to Mills. The last series is composed of reference and research materials from the project, including correspondence with various libraries and archives seeking material on Mills, ten reels of microfilm, and 46 diskettes containing typed transcriptions of the illegible documents included in the microfilm publication.

The documents included in this collection relate to the construction of Mills's buildings, but do not mention him specifically. Of all the papers collected for this project, this collection consists of copies of those documents that were not selected for microfilming. They are, therefore, not included in the microfilm publication.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Projects by state

Series 2: Individuals

Series 3: Reference Materials

Series 4: Camera Ready Copy
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Mills (1781 1855) was born in August, 1781, in Charleston, South Carolina. After completing grammar school he took classes under architect James Hoban.

Hoban left in 1792 to supervise construction of the President's House in Washington (which he designed). About 1799 Mills moved to Washington and began work as a draftsman of plans for the Capitol under Hoban. For about a year, Mills presumably lived with Thomas Jefferson, studying architecture from his library.

In 1802 Mills entered his first professional design competition for the design of South Carolina College, but did not win. From 1802 1809, Mills worked (with sporadic interuptions from assorted commissions) with Benjamin Latrobe, who was at the time the acting federal engineer of the Chesapeake and Delaware region. Under Latrobe he worked as a draftsman on the design of the U.S. Capitol and the Baltimore Cathedral.

In 1814 Mills received national recognition when he won the competition for the design of Baltimore's Washington Monument. He supervised its construction until 1820, when he moved back to South Carolina to become the civil architect for the state, designing several courthouses and jails throughout the area.

Mills moved back to Washington in 1829. In 1836 he won the competition for the design of the Treasury and began a long career as an architect for the Federal Government. It was during this time that Mills designed the buildings he is most widely known for: the Post Office and the Washington National Monument. He also supervised construction of the Patent Office and submitted preliminary designs for the Capitol extension and the Smithsonian Institution. He served under seven Presidents, retiring in 1851.
Provenance:
The colletion was donated by Douglas Evelyn.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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:
Architects -- 19th century  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- Copies -- 19th century
Construction Records
Plans (drawings)
Citation:
Records of the Robert Mills Papers Project, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0344
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep871ec2b20-9058-47dd-b366-87e7699af2f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0344

A treatise on optics [microform] / by Sir David Brewster ; with an appendix, containing an elementary view of the application of analysis to reflexion and refraction, by A.D. Bache

Author:
Brewster, David 1781-1868  Search this
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Physical description:
323, 95 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1981
1835
Topic:
Optics  Search this
Call number:
TR15 .H5810 no. 229
mfm 814
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_376214

Notes and diagrams, illustrative of the directions of the forces acting at and near the surface of the earth, in different parts of the Brunswick tornado of June 19th 1835 by A.D. Bache, professor of natural philosophy and chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania; one of the secretaries of the American Philosophical Society. Read April 2d, 1836

Title:
Pamphlets of Prof. A.D. Bache DSI
Miscellaneous America A.D. Bache DSI
Notes and diagrams illustrative of the New Brunswick tornado
Author:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas),) 1806-1867  Search this
Former owner:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas),) 1806-1867 DSI  Search this
Author:
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Physical description:
pages 407-417, 3 unnumbered pages, 2 leaves of plates illustrations, diagrams 29 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Sources
Place:
New Brunswick (N.J.)
Date:
1837
Topic:
Tornadoes  Search this
History  Search this
Tornado, June 19, 1835  Search this
Call number:
QC944 .B33 1837
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047513

Descriptions of the inferior maxillary bones of mastodons in the cabinet of the American Philosophical Society : with remarks on the genus Tetracaulodon, etc. by Isaac Hays

Title:
Miscellaneous America A.D. Bache DSI
Author:
Hays, Isaac 1796-1879  Search this
Former owner:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas),) 1806-1867 DSI  Search this
Author:
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Physical description:
1 preliminary leaf, 23 pages, xx-xxix leaves of plates illustrations 29 cm
Type:
Atlases
Scientific atlases
Place:
United States
Date:
1833
Topic:
Jaws  Search this
Jewish scientists  Search this
Mastodons  Search this
Proboscidea (Mammals), Fossil  Search this
Call number:
QB235 .P37 1846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048772

Researches concerning the periodical meteors of August and November by Sears C. Walker ; read January 15, 1841

Title:
Miscellaneous America A.D. Bache DSI
Author:
Walker, Sears Cook 1805-1853  Search this
Former owner:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas),) 1806-1867 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
pages [87]-140 tables 29 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1843
Topic:
Meteors  Search this
Call number:
QB235 .P37 1846
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048789

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