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William Stimpson's Letter to Joseph Henry on Great Chicago Fire 1 of 3

William Stimpson1871

Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle

Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle

William Stimpson's Letter to Joseph Henry (October 10, 1871)


AUTHOR:
Stimpson, William 1832-1872
Joseph Henry Papers Project
SUBJECT:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Stimpson, William 1832-1872
Chicago Academy of Sciences
United States Exploring Expedition (USEE)
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7 3/4w x 9 3/4h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
TYPE:
Document
Paper
PLACE:
Chicago (Ill.)
DATE:
October 10, 1871
CATEGORY:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
SUMMARY:
Letter from William Stimpson, a scientist and director of the Chicago Academy of Science, to Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, October 10, 1871. In the letter, Stimpson informs Henry of the loss of the Smithsonian's collection of marine invertebrates due to the Great Chicago Fire in the Academy of Science building in Chicago, Illinois, in which the Smithsonian collection had been deposited. The loss includes most of the Smithsonian crustacean holdings from the U.S. Exploring Expedition, which had been sent to the Academy for comparison with other collections.
CONTAINED WITHIN:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 26, Box 41, Folder: 12 - Volume 119 pp 251-274
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
TOPIC:
Secretaries
Fires
Losses
Marine invertebrates
Invertebrates
Accidents
STANDARD NUMBER:
SIA2012-3263 and SIA2012-3264 and SIA2012-3265
RESTRICTIONS:
No restrictions
DATA SOURCE:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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  • Title: William Stimpson's Letter to Joseph Henry on Great Chicago Fire 1 of 3
  • Creator: William Stimpson
  • Date Created: 1871

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