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Summary

Provides an overview of the history of chemistry at the Smithsonian, tracing the connection back to James Smithson's interests in chemistry and establishment of a chemical laboratory in the founding legislation of the Institution. Also covers published and unpublished manuscripts and public lectures pertaining to chemistry carried out by the Smithsonian, and the use of the chemical laboratory in the Smithsonian Institution Building over the years.

Author

Benjamin, Marcus 1857-1932

editor

Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896

Subject

  • Smith, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence) 1818-1883
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Taylor, Frederick W
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Congress
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Hodgkins Fund and Medal

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Includes a list of chemical papers that have appeared in Smithsonian Annual Reports, 1846-1896.

Contained within

The Smithsonian Institution, 1848-1896, The History of its First Half Century (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1897

Topic

  • Chemistry
  • Museums
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Chemical laboratories
  • Buildings
  • Legislation
  • Museum publications

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