Plain Advice to the Public. . .Making of Wills

ID: 96-1637

Creator: Goodluck, W. R

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: 1826

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 2, Folder 9

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Summary

"Plain advice to the public, to facilitate the making of their own wills," published in London by W. R. Goodluck in 1826. Found among James Smithson's personal effects and probably used by him to draft his will in 1826, in which he left the bequest that created the Smithsonian Institution. After they were transported to the United States in 1838, his personal effects were sent to the National Institute which had exhibit space in the U.S. Patent Office building. The Smithson personal effects were later transferred to the Smithsonian.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • National Institution for the Promotion of Science
  • National Institute for the Promotion of Science

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This book is listed in the Library of the National Institute catalog in Record Unit 7058, Box 15, Folder 1, as publication #1292, part of the original Smithson bequest.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 2, Folder 9

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1826

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Benefactors
  • Publications
  • National Institution for the Promotion of the Arts and Sciences
  • Philanthropists
  • Wills
  • Bequest
  • Wills--Great Britain

Place

Great Britain

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Book

ID Number

96-1637

Physical description

Color: Color; Size: 4.5w x 7.25h x 1/4d; Type of Image: Book; Medium: Paper

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