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Earl S. Johnston's address as retiring president of the Botanical Society of Washington. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian, provides a brief history of the Institution from James Smithson's bequest to the creation of the United States National Herbarium.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Botanical Society of Washington
  • United States National Herbarium


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Washington Academy of Sciences Journal Vol. 37, 2 (Journal)

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




  • Smithson Bequest
  • Smithsonian Institution Centennial (Event)
  • SI, Early History

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pp. 37-40

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