Charles K. Wead Papers,
circa 1893-1913

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7159
Creators:
Wead, Charles K, 1848-1925
Dates:
circa 1893-1913
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 folder.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These papers consist of Wead correspondence concerning personal matters and Philosophical Society of Washington affairs, particularly the memorial meeting for Simon Newcomb in 1909. Also included are two letters from Simon Newcomb to John A. Kasson, one concerning a committee of Congress to investigate the possibility of establishing the metric system in the United States.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Charles K. Wead (1848-1925) was an examiner for the United States Patent Office from 1892 to 1921. He also served as an officer of the Philosophical Society of Washington and filled the unexpired term of Simon Newcomb as President of that organization in 1909, after Newcomb's death.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7159, Wead, Charles K, 1848-1925, Charles K. Wead Papers

Keywords
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Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kasson, John A. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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