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Henry Wood Bache, died at Bristol, R.I., on Thursday the 7th of November, 1878, in the thirty-ninth year of his age.

Though not related by birth, Henry Wood was adopted in childhood by Prof. A.D. Bache, late Superintendent of the work now under my direction, and hence the name of by which the deceased was known through life. His physical constitution was apparently sufficient for any active service, but was conjoined with a temperament peculiarly sensitive to changes, and especially so to the effect on his system of labor in the field. During the preceding year he was retained on easy quiet duty, but the transfer induced no change in the tendency to loss of vitality in the vascular system, and under that condition he steadily declined until he died.

By associates who are yet living, Mr. Bache will be remembered as an amiable and genial friend. In feeling he was strongly attached to the service, the leading operations of which he had witnessed in boyhood.

In: Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey 1878. Pp. 10-11


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