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Summary

Discusses the founding of the Institute, its membership, the objects in its collection, and its museum and botanic garden. Also examines the influence of the National Institute on the organization of the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • National Institute
  • National Institution for the Promotion of Science
  • United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Citation information

United States National Museum Bulletin Vol. 101

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1917

Topic

  • SI, Early History
  • Museums

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