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The Smithsonian Institution : documents relative to its origin and history / edited by William J. Rhees.

Smithsonian Institution, author. (Author). Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907 editor. (Added Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM p.d. 506 Unm58 v. 17 (Text) 1720399-2016 General Federal documents Available -

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  • Physical Description: xiv, 1013 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution, 1879.
  • Manufacturer: Washington, D.C. : Judd & Detweiler, Printers.

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General Note: Originally published in 1879 as Smithsonian Institution publication 328; later reprinted in 1880 as volume 17 of the Smithsonian miscellaneous collections (simultaneously Smithsonian Institution publication 336).
Cover dated 1880.
Covers the period 1835-1877.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Will of James Smithson -- Correspondence between attorneys in England, Department of State, Richard Rush, &c., &c., relative to the bequest of Smithson -- The case stated by Mr. Rush -- Opinion of English counsel -- Decree in Chancery, awarding Smithson's bequest to the United States -- Account in the case of the United States -- Bill of costs in the case of the United States -- Richard Rush's account with the Smithson fund -- Schedule of the personal effects of James Smithson -- Residuary bequest of Smithson -- Congressional proceedings in relating to the bequest [24th Congress to 44th Congress] -- Digest of the Act of Congress establishing the Smithsonian Institution / by Prof. Henry -- Extracts from the Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, giving accounts of meetings of committees appointed by Congress on the Smithson bequest, proceedings in Congress, views of public men, &c. -- Account of the United States Treasury with the Smithson fund -- Proposed applications of Smithson's bequest -- Report of the Organization Committee of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution / Messrs. Owen, Hilliard, Bache, Choate, and Pennybacker -- Programme of organization of the Smithsonian Institution / by Prof. Joseph Henry -- Letters relative to the programme of organization proposed by Prof. Henry.
Citation/References Note: Sabin, 70476-1
Additional Physical Form available Note: Also available online.
Subject: Smithsonian Institution > History > Sources.

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