Lot 27: Program honoring Prof. Joseph Henry, LL.D. Scientist (Chief Discoveries in Electromagnetism), Signed by Theodore Roosevelt and others



2017-04-07 10:19:29

Lot 27

An interesting program for the centennial celebration by the citizens of Albany of the birth of Prof. Joseph Henry, LL. D., held under the auspices of the Albany Institute and the Albany Historical and Art Society. The program is signed by the speakers of the night, Theodore Roosevelt , Verplanck Colvin ,Frederick J. H. Merrill PHD, James F. Mcelroy . Henry, Joseph (1797-1878), the leading American scientist after Benjamin Franklin until Willard Gibbs, was a professor at Princeton from 1832 to 1846. His chief scientific contributions were in the field of electromagnetism, where he discovered the phenomenon of self-inductance. The unit of inductance, called ``the henry,'' immortalizes his name. Henry is also remembered as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, where he made extraordinary contributions to the organization and development of American science.. The President of the institute Verplanck Colvin read a letter that night from President McKinley, attesting the good work done by Prof. Henry in developing magnetic telegraphy Notes: To place a bid go to www.oneofakindauctions.com

Estimate: $800-1200

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