The Earl Percy Visits the SI

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Summary

The Earl of Percy (Henry Alan Walter Richard Percy) comes to Washington at the invitation of Secretary S. Dillon Ripley. The Earl of Percy is related to James Smithson through the family of Smithson's father, Hugh Smithson, later Hugh Percy, the Duke of Northumberland. He is presented with two portraits of Smithson by the Smithsonian.

Subject

  • Percy, Henry Alan Walter Richard 1953-
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," March 1981, p. 7.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

November, 1980

Topic

  • Portraits
  • Dignitaries

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