Title: The Papers of Joseph Henry, Vol. 9: January ...
Publisher: Science History Pubns
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Very good to very good plus hardcover.No dust jacket Book is clean and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 19844
Synopsis: VOLUME NINE, January 1854-December 1857, The Smithsonian Years, edited by Marc Rothenberg. In 1854 the Smithsonian Institution faced a crisis that threatened to tear the young institution apart when Secretary Joseph Henry and Assistant Secretary Charles C. Jewett publicly clashed over its future direction. Volume nine documents not only this struggle to define the purpose of the Smithsonian but also Henry's motivations for accepting the national collections in 1857, an action that made the privately-endowed institution the overseer of the United States National Museum.
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