Andrew Jackson Downing Dies

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Andrew Jackson Downing, responsible for the layout of the Smithsonian grounds as part of his program for the landscaping of the National Mall, dies on the Hudson River in a steamboat accident.


Downing, A. J (Andrew Jackson) 1815-1852


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Joseph Henry's desk diary 1852, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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July 30, 1852


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