A Memorial of George Brown Goode, Together with a Selection of his Papers on Museums and on the History of Science in America

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This 515 page volume is based on a memorial meeting held February 13, 1897, in commemoration of the life and services of George Brown Goode. Contains a memoir by Samuel P. Langley, a bibliography and a selection of Goode's writings, including History and Museums of History; Genesis of the United States National Museum; Principles of Museum Administration; Museums of the Future; Origin of the National Scientific and Educational Institutions of the United States; Beginnings of Natural History in America; Beginnings of American Science; and First National Scientific Congress and Its Connection with the Organization of the American Association.


  • Geare, Randolph I
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • United States National Museum


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Some of these essays were reprinted in Sally G. Kohlstedt, editor, The Origins of Natural Science in America: The Essays of George Brown Goode (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991).

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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1897, Report of the United States National Museum, Part II (Book)

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  • Joint Commission of the Scientific Societies of Washington, D.C
  • American science
  • Natural History
  • Science
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • History
  • Bibliography
  • Biography
  • Science--History
  • Museum techniques
  • Natural history

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