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Pembroke College, Oxford University, by Unknown, 1894, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 2005-15062.

December 25, 1895

A complete set of the publications of the Smithsonian Institution is deposited in the Library of Pembroke College, Oxford, the college from which James Smithson graduated.More

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