Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1857

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  • Present: James A. Pearce, Stephen A. Douglas, James M. Mason, William H. English, Benjamin Stanton, and Cornelius C. Felton. Also Present: Joseph Henry. Members not present were Roger B. Taney, William B. Magruder, Hiram Warner, Alexander Dallas Bache, Joseph G. Totten, Gideon Hawley, Richard Rush, and George E. Badger.
  • On the motion of Mr. Mason, it was resolved that the funds of the Institution with Corcoran & Riggs be placed with Riggs & Co., the successors to Corcoran & Riggs. Mr. Pearce presented the report of the Executive Committee, showing the receipts and expenditures for the year 1856, and the estimates of appropriations for the year 1857. The Secretary then presented the annual report of the operations of the Institution during the year 1856, which was read in part. The Board then adjourned to meet on Wednesday, January 28 at 6 1/2 o'clock pm.


  • English, William Hayden
  • Magruder, William Beans Dr
  • Mason, James Murray
  • Warner, Hiram
  • Stanton, Benjamin 1809-1872
  • Totten, Joseph Gilbert 1788-1864
  • Hawley, Gideon 1785-1870
  • Pearce, James Alfred
  • Douglas, Stephen Arnold
  • Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Rush, Richard 1780-1859
  • Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
  • Badger, George Edmund 1795-1866
  • Felton, Cornelius Conway 1807-1862
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithsonian Year
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents Executive Committee


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  • 1857
  • January 26, 1857


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


Board of Regents

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Number of pages: 2; Page numbers: 597-598

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