Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1854

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Summary

  • Present: John W. Maury, James A. Pearce, James Meacham, Alexander Dallas Bache, Joseph G. Totten, and Gideon Hawley. Also Present: Joseph Henry. Members not present were Roger B. Taney, Stephen A. Douglas, James M. Mason, William H. English, David Stuart, Rufus Choate, Richard Rush, and John M. Berrien.
  • The Chancellor being absent, Mr. Hawley was called to the chair. Letters from Hon. R.B.Taney, and from Richard Rush stating their inability to attend this meeting of the Board were read by the Secretary. Mr. Pearce, Chairman of the special committee, on the resolution of Messrs. Fitch and Meacham, stated that it was ready to report , but as it was considered desirable to have a full meeting of the Board when the subject should be discussed, he moved that the Board adjourn. The Board then adjourned to meet on Saturday, 20th instant, at 10 o'clock am.

Subject

  • Stuart, David
  • English, William Hayden
  • Mason, James Murray
  • Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866
  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864
  • Hawley, Gideon 1785-1870
  • Pearce, James Alfred
  • Douglas, Stephen Arnold
  • Maury, John Walker
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Berrien, John McPherson, 1781-1856
  • Meacham, James C
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents Special Committee

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 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, 900 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1879
  • May 13, 1854

Topic

  • Financial policies
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents--Financial policies

Form/Genre

Board of Regents

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page numbers: 463-464

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