Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1850

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  • Present: Milliard Fillmore, James A. Pearce, Jefferson Davis, William F. Colcock, Graham G. Fitch, and Henry W. Hilliard. Also Present: Joseph Henry. The members not present were Roger B. Taney, William W. Seaton, James M. Mason, Alexander Dallas Bache, Joseph G. Totten, Rufus Choate, Gideon Hawley, Richard Rush, and William C. Preston.
  • The chancellor called the meeting to order, then read the proceedings of the previous meeting, which were approved. The Secretary presented Mr. Jewett's report on the library, which was read and ordered to be printed. The Secretary presented a letter from Rev. N. Paddock asking for the cooperation of the Institution with an "Educational Institution proposed to be established" in Washington. A letter from Hon. Caleb Cushing with a list of "Chinese books for sale" was also presented. The proposition of Mr. Harmon "relative to architecture, was called up, " but no action was taken. The board then adjourned to meet the following Saturday at 10:00 AM.


  • Colcock, William Ferguson
  • Fitch, Graham Newell
  • Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889
  • Fillmore, Millard 1800-1874
  • Hilliard, Henry W (Henry Washington) 1808-1892
  • Pearce, James Alfred
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Cushing, Caleb 1800-1879
  • Harmon, Mr
  • Paddock, N. Rev
  • Mason, James Murray
  • Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866
  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864
  • Hawley, Gideon 1785-1870
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • Preston, William C. 1794-1860
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
  • Board of Regents
  • Assistant Secretary in charge of the Library
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution


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  • 1850/01/22 Regents Minutes
  • Board of Regents - Minutes of Meetings, 1846-

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

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  • 1879
  • January 22, 1850


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Number of pages: 1; Page numbers: 57

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