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JOSEPH HENRY
Born: December 17, 1797 in Albany, New York
Died: May 13, 1878 in Washington, District of Columbia
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Joseph Henry (1797-1878), a physicist and scientific administrator, discovered electromagnetic induction and self-induction. He is also credited with the invention of the electric motor (1829) and later invented low-resistance and high-resistance galvanometers. In 1893, his name was given to the standard electrical unit of inductive resistance, the henry. In 1846, Henry became the first Secretary of the newly organized Smithsonian Institution, where he established a continuing tradition of research. Under his leadership, weather reporting stations were connected by telegraph in the U.S. In the spring of 1863, Henry was one of the founding members of the National Academy of Science and served as Academy President from 1867. He was both President of the National Academy of Science and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution until his death.
  • JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1866 CO-SIGNED BY: DONALD MacLEOD - HFSID 17974
    JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/08/1866 CO-SIGNED BY: DONALD MacLEOD - HFSID 17974
    JOSEPH HENRY and DONALD MAC LEOD Joseph Henry forwards a letter and enclosures for Donald MacLeod. Autograph Letter signed: "J. Henry", 1p, 5x8. Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.), 1866 July 8. To Professor Henry D Rogers, no place.

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  • JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/24/1858  - HFSID 27328
    JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/24/1858 - HFSID 27328
    JOSEPH HENRY 1858 letter to Prof. Joseph Le Courte handwritten and signed by Henry, praising Le Courte's lectures and asking for his help on a survey Autograph letter signed "Joseph Henry". 3 pages, 7¾x9½, on ruled paper (1 page folded, front and verso). Smithsonian Institution, March 24, 1858.

    Sale Price $1,020.00

    $1,200.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1857  - HFSID 31637
    JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1857 - HFSID 31637
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry writes a letter of regret saying that he is not able to attend due to previous engagements. Autograph Letter signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 2p, 7¾x10. Washington, D.C., 1858 January 26. To W. W. Weildon Esq, no place.

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/22/1862  - HFSID 80719
    JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/22/1862 - HFSID 80719
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry asks Samuel Felton if he has received the package of articles that were sent to him. Autograph Letter Signed: "Joseph Henry", 1p, 8¼x10½. Smithsonian Institution, 1862 August 22. To Samuel Felton Esq, President of the Philadelphia & Baltimore Railroad.

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    $500.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/26/1891  - HFSID 2157
    JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 09/26/1891 - HFSID 2157
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry writes a letter saying that he is giving permission for a catalogue to be published of all the species of American chilopods in the collection. Autograph Letter signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1p, 8x10½ front and verso. Washington, D.C.

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    $800.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/21/1863  - HFSID 3232
    JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/21/1863 - HFSID 3232
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry writes a letter of thanks for sending him the inscription on the monument to Rumford in the English garden at Munich. Autograph Letter signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1p, 5¼x8¼ front and verso. Washington, D.C., 1863 November 21.

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    $650.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/29/1864  - HFSID 2026
    JOSEPH HENRY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/29/1864 - HFSID 2026
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry writes a letter of introduction for Major Smyth of the Royal English Artillery. Autograph Letter signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1p, 5x8¼. Washington, D.C., 1864 November 29. In full: "The bearer of this notice is Maj.

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    $500.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/02/1870  - HFSID 32620
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/02/1870 - HFSID 32620
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry signs a letter asking for any other information that George Franklin Edmunds would like to forward to J. P. Marsh. Manuscript Letter signed: "Joseph Henry", 1½p, 8¼x10½. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1870 March 2. To Hon. G[eorge] F[ranklin] Edmunds, U.S. Senate.

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    $450.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/07/1841  - HFSID 1761
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/07/1841 - HFSID 1761
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry writes a letter saying that he needs to have the package at the Institute before April 1. Manuscript Letter signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1p, 7¾x10. Washington, D.C., 1841 March 4. To Edward Jarvis, M.D., Dorchester, Massachusetts.

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    $450.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/29/1869  - HFSID 41919
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 03/29/1869 - HFSID 41919
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry requests to have some articles sent to the Institution. Manuscript Letter Signed: "Joseph Henry", 1½p, 8x10½, front and verso. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1869 March 29. To George N. Lawrence, Esq., New York.

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    $450.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/03/1868  - HFSID 153534
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/03/1868 - HFSID 153534
    JOSEPH HENRY. Discusses an exchange of samples Manuscript Letter signed: "Jospeph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1p, 8x10¾. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1868 April 3. To Rev. E. C. Bolles, Portland, Maine.

    Sale Price $637.50

    $750.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/29/1874  - HFSID 87219
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 04/29/1874 - HFSID 87219
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry authorizes a discount for W.A. Stearns Jr. for publication from the Institution which is not the usual practice. Manuscript Letter Signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 2p, separate sheets, 8x10. Washington, D.C., 1874 April 29. To W.A.

    Sale Price $595.00

    $700.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 05/15/1869  - HFSID 32070
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 05/15/1869 - HFSID 32070
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry writes a letter saying that he does not have the report that is being asked about and is not sure where a copy can be but gives a suggestion of where to look for a miniature report. Manuscript Letter signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1p, 7¾x9¾.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/29/1875  - HFSID 268435
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 10/29/1875 - HFSID 268435
    JOSEPH HENRY 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.

    Sale Price $427.50

    $475.00

  • JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1862  - HFSID 1630
    JOSEPH HENRY - MANUSCRIPT LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1862 - HFSID 1630
    JOSEPH HENRY Joseph Henry writes a letter saying that he is unable to answer his question but will try to find the answer. Manuscript Letter signed: "Joseph Henry" as Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1p, 8x10. Washington, D.C., 1862 December 9. To Prof. Alex C. Twilling, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Sale Price $405.00

    $450.00

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