Alexander Dallas Bache Papers,
1821-1869

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7053
Creators:
Bache, A. D, (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867
Dates:
1821-1869
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.9 linear meter and oversize.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of the papers of Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) relating to his study of European education, magnetic and meteorological observations at Girard College, his appointment as Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, his professional discourse with other scientists on a broad range of topics, his own research, and his work on the Light House Board. Materials 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. Materials also include small collections of papers concerning the Coast Survey, the Light House Board, and the Smithsonian Institution; letters to his wife, Nancy Clarke Fowler Bache; and a small collection of posthumous papers.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7053, Bache, A. D, (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867, Alexander Dallas Bache Papers

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bache, Nancy Clarke Fowler. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Light-House Board. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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