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James Macie Changes His Name to Smithson

Title:
James Macie Changes His Name to Smithson
Date:
February 16, 1801
Notes:
Macie began using the name Smithson as early as December of 1800 when he signed the Royal Society of London visitor register as James Smithson
Public Records Office, Great Britain
Summary:
James Lewis Macie (c. 1765-1829) changes his name to James Smithson. James Lewis Macie/Smithson was the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Hungerford Keate Macie (c. 1732-1800) and Hugh Smithson (1715-1786). After the death of both his parents, Macie changed his name to Smithson to acknowledge publicly who his father was. James Macie/Smithson was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Name Changes
Subjects:
Smithson, James 1765-1829, Macie, Elizabeth Hungerford Keate, Smithson, Hugh, Sir 1715-1786
Category:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!11417~!0#focus
James Macie Changes His Name to Smithson, February 16, 1801, Smithsonian Archives - History Div.

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