Steamship Used to Carry James Smithson's Remains to the US

ID: 90-9025

Creator: Bell, Mabel

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1904

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 5E, Folder 7

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Summary

The steamship Princess Irene in the harbour at Genoa, Italy in January 1904. The ship sailed for New York on January 7, 1904 carrying Smithsonian Regent Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel and James Smithson's remains. Notified that the cemetery, where Smithson was buried, near Genoa, Italy was to be destroyed, Smithsonian Regent Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel went to Italy to oversee the exhumation of Smithson's remains and their transfer to Washington, D.C.

Subject

  • Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Bell, Mabel

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 5E, Folder 7

Contact information

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

Date

1904

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Burial
  • Boats and boating
  • Transportation
  • Smithson family
  • Princess Irene (Ship)
  • Regents

Place

Genoa (Italy)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Other

ID Number

90-9025

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Other; Medium: Photographic print

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