Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1857

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  • Present: James A. Pearce, James M. Mason, Benjamin Stanton, Hiram Warner, Alexander Dallas Bache, Cornelius C. Felton, and George E. Badger. Also Present: Joseph Henry. Members not present were Roger B. Taney, William B. Magruder, Stephen A. Douglas, William H. English, Joseph G. Totten, Gideon Hawley, and Richard Rush.
  • The Secretary concluded the reading of his report. On the motion of Mr. Mason, the report of the Secretary was accepted. The report of the Executive Committee was then taken up and adopted. The Secretary presented various communications, etc., to the Board. Adjourned to meet at the call of the Secretary.


  • 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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  • 1879
  • January 28, 1857




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