JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/29/1875 - HFSID 268435
Sale Price $427.50
Joseph Henry writes to say that the reports from May-Dec 1873 have the wrong spelling for the author and will be corrected in the next volume.
Manuscript Letter Signed: "Joseph Henry", 1p, 7½x9¾. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1875 October 29. To A.L. Child, Plattsmouth, Nebraska. In full: "In reply to your letter of Oct. 6th we have to say that our Meteorological Record book shows Reports from you from May-Dec 1873. The name 'A.J. Clark' appears to be a typographical error for A.L. Child and will be corrected in the next volume." Joseph Henry (1797-1878) served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1846-1878). The unit of electrical inductance was named "henry" in honor of the physicist who, in 1829, built the first electric motor and later invented low-resistance and high-resistance galvanometers. Creased at folds. Vertical fold touches "se" in Joseph.
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