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Summary

This pamphlet covers the history of the Smithsonian Institution, including a biography of James Smithson, but focuses mainly on the history of the United States National Museum. Also includes a detailed listing of the specific collections housed in the Smithsonian Building (pre-1881) and the Arts and Industries Building (United States National Museum Building). The remainder of the work is devoted to advertisements from local retailers.

Author

Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Arts and Industries Building

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Includes engravings of the Smithsonian Institution Building, and after 1881, the Arts and Industries Building.

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1879, 1880, 1881, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1891, 1892

Topic

  • Museums
  • Exhibitions
  • National Collections
  • Museum exhibits
  • Biography

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