Alexander Dallas Bache Papers, 1821-1869


Alexander Dallas Bache Papers, 1821-1869


The papers of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) relate to his study of European education, his appointment as Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, his professional intercourse with other scientists on a broad range of topics, his own research, and his work on the United States Lighthouse Board. They include diaries, 1836-1837, of his study of educational institutions in Britain; correspondence, 1821-1866, documenting his European trip, his work on education during the years 1839-1841, and his contact with the American scientific community; small collections of papers concerning the Coast Survey, the Lighthouse Board, and the Smithsonian Institution; letters to his wife, Nancy Clarke Fowler Bache; and a small collection of posthumous papers.

3.47 cu. ft. (5 document boxes) (3 half document boxes) (2 microfilm reels) (6 oversize folders)

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SNAC Resource ID: 1923

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Henry J. Rogers (1811-1879) was an inventor and a pioneer in the development of the telegraph. From the description of Henry J. Rogers Papers, 1844-1896. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80093607 ...

Graham, William A. (William Alexander), 1804-1875 (person)

Governor of and U.S. senator from North Carolina. From the description of Letter of William A. Graham, 1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450527 William Alexander Graham (September 5, 1804 - August 11, 1875) was a United States Senator from North Carolina from 1840 to 1843, the 30th Governor of North Carolina from 1845 to 1849 and United States Secretary of the Navy from 1850 to 1852. He was also a candidate for the vice-presidency in 1852. From the descripti...

Draper, John W. (person)

Hough, William Jervis, 1795-1869 (person)

Hare, Robert (person)

Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895 (person)

American scientist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Utica, New York, to T.F. Dwight, 1865 Apr. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530661 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, Ct., to E.W. Hilgard, 1877 Mar. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870623 ...

Bassnett, Thomas, 1808- (person)

Ewbank, Thomas (person)

Hawley, Mr. (person)

Patterson, C. P. (Carlile Pollock), 1816-1881 (person)

Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (corporateBody)

Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875 (person)

Capitalist, son of John Jacob Astor, and nominal head of the American Fur Company prior to his father's exit from the business in 1834. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to James Abbott, Detroit, [Mich.], 1832 July 13. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36145298 William B. Astor went into business with his father, John Jacob Astor, and successfully invested in real estate and railroad, coal, and insurance companies. Samuel Jones...

Green, Mr. (person)

Locke, John, 1792-1856 (person)

Epithet: merchant, of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x00017c Epithet: of Stowe MS 748 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x000180 Epithet: MA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x00017b Epithet: author of 'Ireland's Re...

Maclean, John, 1800-1886 (person)

Lane, J. H. (person)

Bond, George P. (person)


Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia. From the description of Letter from Edward H. Courtenay, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia, to Capt. A. Mordecai [manuscript] 8 June 1845. 1845. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960260 ...

Cass, General (person)

Rogers, Mr. (person)

Paterson, John (person)

Epithet: schoolmaster of Cleist, near Kinross British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001300.0x0003af Epithet: Dean of Edinburgh, Bishop successively of Galloway and Edinburgh, afterwards Archbishop of Glasgow British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001300.0x0003a9 Epithet: Provost and Commissioner of Estates for Perth British Lib...

Henry, Mary Anna (Henry's Daughter) (person)

Davis, Jefferson, formerly President of the Confederate States of America (person)

Epithet: formerly President of the Confederate States of America British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000213.0x00023b ...

Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1850-1908 (person)