Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1847

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  • Present: George M. Dallas, William W. Seaton, James A. Pearce, Lewis Cass, Sidney Breese,Henry W. Hilliard, Robert Dale Owen, Alexander Dallas Bache, Gideon Hawley, and Joseph G. Totten, . Also Present: Joseph Henry. The members not present were Roger B. Taney, William J. Hough, Rufus Choate, Richard Rush and William C. Preston.
  • The report of the Building Committee laid on the table at the previous meeting was read aloud by the chairmen of said committee. The board then resolved that the Building Committee have permission to withdraw the journal of their proceedings in order to complete the illustrations accompanying it. The secretary made reports "relative to the transactions of the past year." The board then adjourned to meet at 12:00 PM the following day in order to visit the Institution's building.


  • Cass, Lewis
  • Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866
  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Breese, Sidney 1800-1878
  • Dallas, George Mifflin 1792-1864
  • Hilliard, Henry W (Henry Washington) 1808-1892
  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Hawley, Gideon 1785-1870
  • Pearce, James Alfred
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Hough, William Jervis 1795-1869
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • Preston, William C. 1794-1860
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents Committee on Buildings
  • Board of Regents Special Committee
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution


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  • Board of Regents - Minutes of Meetings, 1846-

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  • 1879
  • December 10, 1847


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  • Secretary of the Smithsonian
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