Reference numberMC/5/44
TitleLetter from Joseph Henry, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, to Lieutenant-Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society]
Date7 May 1852
DescriptionRegarding the now duty-free delivery of books into Great Britain. Henry thanks the Society for its offer to act as an intermediary between the Smithsonian Institution and scientific institutions in Europe. Henry transmits a list of correspondents to the Society and introduces Henry Stevens as the Smithsonian's agent in London.

[Note in 1852, Sabine is no longer foreign secretary but treasurer of the Royal Society.]
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NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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