Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1859

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  • Present: James G. Berret, Stephen A. Douglas, William H. English, and Alexander Dallas Bache. Also Present: Joseph Henry and William W. Seaton. Members not present were John C. Breckinridge, Roger B. Taney, James A. Pearce, James M. Mason, Lucius J. Gartrell, Benjamin Stanton, Joseph G. Totten, Cornelius C. Felton, Gideon Hawley, Richard Rush, and George E. Badger.
  • The treasurer, William W. Seaton, presented a statement of the receipts and expenditures during the year 1858, and also a general statement of the funds; which were referred to the Executive Committee. A quorum not being present, the Board adjourned to meet at the call of the Secretary.


  • English, William Hayden
  • Mason, James Murray
  • 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
  • Berret, James Gabriel
  • Regents Smithsonian Institution
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents Executive Committee


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  • 1879
  • January 19, 1859


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Number of pages: 8; Page numbers: 654-661

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