Marie de la Batut Claim to Smithson Bequest

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The wife of George Henry de la Batut, son of Madame Marie de la Batut (a.k.a. Mary Ann Coates), writes to William Rhees and Secretary Langley, claiming her husband's right to the James Smithson bequest. Mr.s George henry de la Batut cites her husband's illness in her request for the money.


  • de la Batut, George Henry
  • de la Batut, Mrs. George Henry


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000 James Smithson Collection, 1796-1951, Box 4, Folder 6

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


January 25, 29, 1892


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Controversies

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