Poor Conditions in the Smithsonian Library

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Summary

Charles Coffin Jewett's annual report on the Smithsonian library describes the crowded, damp, and cold conditions. Patrons request that the library be open at night, but this is not done because it has no lighting and no nighttime attendant.

Subject

  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1853, p. 28

Contact information

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

Date

December 31, 1853

Topic

  • Assistant Secretaries
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Libraries
  • Hours of Operation

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