Report of the Organization Committee of the Smithsonian Institution: with the Resolutions Accompanying the Same and Adopted by the Board of Regents; Also, the will of the Testator, the Act Accepting the Bequest, and the Act Organizing the Institution

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Lists Officers and Regents of the Smithsonian. Includes resolutions adopted by the Board of Regents on "appointing a committee on Organization, and regarding the printing and disposal of their Report." Appendices include text of Smithson's will, the Act of Congress accepting the bequest, and the Act Establishing the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
  • United States National Museum
  • Committee on Organization
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Bound in a volume entitled, Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1897, (Q11/S6A22/ 1846/Arch).

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  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Laboratories
  • Secretaries
  • Art Gallery
  • SI, Early History
  • Annual Reports
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Wills
  • Act of Organization
  • National Collections
  • Act of Incorporation
  • Museum publications

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