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A Smithsonian committee, consisting of Secretary Samuel P. Langley and three members of the Board of Regents: James B. Angell, president of the University of Michigan; John B. Henderson, a former U.S. Senator; and Alexander Graham Bell, visit Charles Lang Freer in Detroit to review his collection and discuss the gift of Freer's collections to the Institution.


  • Angell, James Burrill 1829-1916
  • Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Henderson, J. B (John Brooks) 1870-1923
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Board of Regents
  • Freer Gallery of Art


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Lawton, Thomas and Linda Merrill. Freer, A Legacy of Art. Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993, p. 186-187.

Contact information

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


February 1905


  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Art--History

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