Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1852

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  • Present: Walter Lenox, James A. Pearce, Graham N. Fitch, James Meacham, Alexander Dallas Bache, and Joseph G. Totten. Also Present: Joseph Henry and William W. Seaton. Members not present were Roger B. Taney, James M. Mason, William F. Colcock, Rufus Choate, Gideon Hawley, Richard Rush, and William C. Preston.
  • In the absence of the Chancellor, on motion Mr. Pearce took the chair. Mr. Lenox, from the Building Committee, informed the Board that the work of the contractor might be completed in about ten days. He also remarked on the suit pending between Cameron and Sniffin. A bill of extra work by G. Cameron for flagging, etc. was presented and refered to the Building Committee. The Secretary stated that Mr. Stanley, the artist, had deposited a gallery of Indian portraits which attracted many visitors. The Board then adjourned to Saturday, June 5th.


  • Colcock, William Ferguson
  • Fitch, Graham Newell
  • Mason, James Murray
  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864
  • Lenox, Walter 1817-1874
  • Sniffin, John
  • Hawley, Gideon 1785-1870
  • Pearce, James Alfred
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • Preston, William C. 1794-1860
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Meacham, James C
  • Cameron, Gilbert
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • Board of Regents


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  • 1852/05/22 Regents Minutes
  • Board of Regents - Minutes of Meetings, 1846-

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  • 1879
  • May 22, 1852


  • Stanley Indian Paintings
  • Construction (Buildings)


Board of Regents

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Number of pages: 8; Page numbers: 400-407

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