Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1858

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

  • Present: John C. Breckinridge, James A. Pearce, James M. Mason, Stephen A. Douglas, William H. English, Alexander Dallas Bache, Cornelius C. Felton, Also Present: Joseph Henry and William W. Seaton. Members not present were Roger B. Taney, William B. Magruder, Lucius J. Gartrell, Benjamin Stanton, Joseph G. Totten, Gideon Hawley, Richard Rush, and George E. Beaver.
  • The Vice-President took the chair. The minutes of the last meeting of the Establishment were read for information, according to the by-laws of that body. The Secretary stated to the Board the action of Congress at its last session, relative to the construction of cases in the Smithsonian Institution Building for the Government collections, and also the decision of the Attorney General respecting the law. The Secretary then presented the annual report of the operations, expenditures, and condition of the institution during the year 1857; which was read. The Board then visited the rooms of the building, the collections, etc., and adjourned.

Subject

  • English, William Hayden
  • Magruder, William Beans Dr
  • Mason, James Murray
  • Warner, Hiram
  • Seaton, William Winston 1785-1866
  • 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
  • Breckinridge, John C (John Cabell) 1821-1875
  • 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
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Board of Regents

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

  • 1858
  • January 30, 1858

Topic

  • Exhibit cases
  • United States Congress, Relations with SI

Form/Genre

Board of Regents

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page numbers: 619

Full Record

View Full Record