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Edward P. Henderson Papers

Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
California -- Gold discoveries
Date:
circa 1930-1987 and undated, with materials from 1859
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of correspondence and photographs documenting Henderson's career at the USNM and NMNH, and his research on meteorites. Most of the material dates from the 1960s and 1970s when Henderson was Curator Emeritus. Also included is an 1859 letter from an ancestor of Henderson's, Charles Henderson, to Martha M. Henderson, chronicling his trip across the Plains from St. Joseph, Missouri, to the California gold rush.
Historical Note:
Edward P. Henderson (1898-1992), a chemist specializing in meteorites, received the B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from The George Washington University. From 1920 to 1929 he served as a chemist for the United States Geological Survey. In 1929, he was appointed Curator of Physical and Chemical Geology in the Department of Geology of the United States National Museum (USNM). He was named Curator of the Division of Meteorites, Department of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in 1963. After his retirement in 1965, he continued his research as Curator Emeritus of the Division until 1988.
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7349
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Research Notes, 1936-1937 and undated (6 folders)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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Australia, 1964

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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Australia, 1963

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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Receipts and Notes on 1965 Trip

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e262

Australia Collecting Trip

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e275

Biography of Charles Whitman Cross

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e287

Goose Lake Meteorite

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e299

Earl V. Shannon Correspondence, 1975

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e311

Russian Pictures, 1937

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e323

Personal Pictures

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e335

Miscellaneous Correspondence (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e348

C. P. Butler Correspondence

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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Correspondence, A-Z (21 folders)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e372

California Gold Rush (Accession 86-122)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e384

"Meteorites," undated (Accession 16-299)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e396

"Scientific Paper Number 106, Meteorites," E. P. Henderson, undated (Accession 16-299)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e408

Pine River Meteorite, 1946-1947, undated (Accession 16-299)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e421

Depressions in Meteoritic Irons, 1945, undated (Accession 16-299)

Collection Creator::
Henderson, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1898-  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7349, Edward P. Henderson Papers
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Edward P. Henderson Papers
Edward P. Henderson Papers / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7349-refidd1e433

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