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Finding Aids to Records of Professional Societies in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 7115

National Academy of Sciences

Records, 1863-1887

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Academy of Sciences
Title: Records
Dates: 1863-1887
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 7115
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records of the National Academy of Sciences include accounts of grants from the Bache Fund; general fund accounts; correspondence and other documents regarding the James Watson Fund; printed constitution and by-laws; a few lists of members and papers read; a small amount of material on research for the government by Academy members, especially the whiskey meter; and documents relating to major gifts to the Academy. This collection was retained with the Joseph Henry Papers until 1973.

Historical Note

The National Academy of Sciences, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1863, grew out of a desire for a body of scientists to give advice on scientific matters to the federal government. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, was a force behind its creation.

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Descriptive Entry

These records of the National Academy of Sciences include accounts of grants from the Bache Fund; general fund accounts; correspondence and other documents regarding the James Watson Fund; printed constitution and by-laws; a few lists of members and papers read; a small amount of material on research for the government by Academy members, especially the whiskey meter; and documents relating to major gifts to the Academy. This collection was retained with the Joseph Henry Papers until 1973.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7115, National Academy of Sciences, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 List of Members, 1865, 1872

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Folder 2 Watson Fund, 1880-1883

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Folder 3 Treasurer's Account of General Fund

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Folder 4 Bond Holdings, 1881-1884

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Folder 5 Methylatic Alcohol Committee, 1882

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Folder 6 Constitution and By-Laws and Rules

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Folder 7 Treasurer's Report, April 1883

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Folder 8 Report for 1891 (Galley)

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Folder 9 Lists of Papers to be Read at the Meetings, 1895, 1905, 1906

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Folder 10 Trust Account Vouchers, 1870-1880

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Folder 11 Lists of Nominations for Membership

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Folder 12 Current Account - Bills and Vouchers, 1863-1880

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Folder 13 Letter of John Rodgers, Naval Observatory - National Observatory, January 30, 1878

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Folder 14 Invitations to Meetings

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Folder 15 Bulletins of Stated Sessions, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877

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Folder 16 Treasurer's Statements - General and Bache Funds, April 16-April 18, 1884

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Folder 17 Bache Fund - Grants Made

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Folder 18 Bache Fund, 1880-1883

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Folder 19 Miscellaneous Manuscripts

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