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Collection Reference Number GLC00435
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1847 
Title Appointment of Benjamin J. French
Date 21 December 1847
Author Henry, Joseph (1797-1878)  
Document Type Non-governmental organization document
Content Description Appoints French to the assistant secretary and librarian position at the Smithsonian Institute. Signed by Joseph Henry (Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution) and the Regents of the Smithsonian saying they consent to the appointment.
Subjects Book Selling  Museum  Government and Civics  Science and Technology  
People Henry, Joseph (1797-1878)  French, Benjamin J. fl. 1847)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Arts & Literature; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Henry discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance and invented the electromechanical relay. He was the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and the cofounder and second President of the National Academy of Sciences.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859