Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1847

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Summary

  • Present: George M. Dallas, William W. Seaton, George Evans, Lewis Cass, Sidney Breese, Robert Dale Owen, William J. Hough, Henry W. Hilliard, Richard Rush, Alexander Dallas Bache. Also Present: Joseph Henry. The members not present were Roger B. Taney, Joseph G. Totten, Rufus Choate, Gideon Hawley, and William C. Preston.
  • The chancellor presented a letter from the Secretary of the U.S. Senate "remonstrating against the use of materials prepared by State prison convicts" for the construction of the Institution's buildings. Mr. Arnot appeared before the board and finished his explanation of his architectural plans. Mr. Rogers, Renwick, and Archer appeared before the board and explained their architectural plans and drawings. The board adjourned to 10:00 AM the following day.

Author

Board of Regents

Subject

  • Cass, Lewis
  • Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Breese, Sidney 1800-1878
  • Dallas, George Mifflin 1792-1864
  • Hough, William Jervis 1795-1869
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Hilliard, Henry W (Henry Washington) 1808-1892
  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Evans, George 1797-1867
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Archer, William
  • Rogers, Isaiah 1800-1869
  • Arnot, D. H (David Henry)
  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864
  • Hawley, Gideon 1785-1870
  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • Preston, William C. 1794-1860
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Building Early History
  • United States Congress Senate

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 1847/01/22 Regents Minutes
  • Board of Regents - Minutes of Meetings, 1846-

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents Vol. 1 (Bound volume)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1879
  • January 22, 1847

Topic

  • Design
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Convict labor
  • Regents
  • Architectural design

Form/Genre

Board of Regents

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page numbers: 23

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