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Letter from Solomon G. Brown to S. F. Baird, August 6, 1864

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Historic Images of the SmithsonianSIA2011-0979 (page 1), SIA2011-0980 (page 2).Letter from Solomon G. Brown, the first African American employee of the Smithsonian Institution, to then Assistant Secretary Spencer F. Baird, later the second Secretary, stating that he, Brown, sought an increase in wages from Secretary Joseph Henry, which was denied. He also reports on the death of the wife of a coworker.Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7002, Box 16, Folder Brown, Solomon G., 1855-1865Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
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