Phonograph Recording of the Reading of James Smithson's Will, c. 1946-1966

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This record consists of a phonographic recording of the reading of James Smithson's will. The recording was either created for the Smithsonian Institution's centennial in 1956, or for the bicentennial of Smithson's birth.


Smithson, James 1765-1829



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1946
  • 1946-1966
  • c 1946-1966



  • Phonograph records
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA Acc. 97-135

Physical description

1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)

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