The footsteps of James Smithson, Part I, Staffa Island and Blue Plaque

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Summary

Discusses the life and research of James Smithson (1765-1829) and his bequest which established the Smithsonian. Discusses Matsumoto's trip to the Hebrides, following Smithson's footsteps from his expedition of 1784.

Subject

Smithson, James 1765-1829

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Notes

Written in Japanese with an English reprint of Smithson's will.

Contained within

Bulletin of the Society of Historical Metrology, Japan Vol. 35, No. 1 (No. 41) (Journal.)

Contact information

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

Date

2013

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Geology
  • Field work
  • Staffa, Isle of
  • Geology--Field work

Place

  • Scotland
  • Hebrides

Physical description

Number of pages: 12; Page numbers: 39-50

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