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Summary

Essay covers James Smithson's family history, education at Oxford University, scientific research and colleagues, and bequest to the people of the United States.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Oxford University

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, 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

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Benefactors
  • Mineralogy
  • SI, Early History
  • Biography

Physical description

pp. 1-24

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