Report of the National Museum Building Commission for 1880

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Letter to the Board of Regents from the National Museum Building Commission (William Tecumseh Sherman, Peter Parker, and Spencer F. Baird). Includes dates of completion of several portions of the U.S. National Museum Building (Arts and Industries Building). Provides names of contract firms working on the building and updates on the progress of interior and exterior construction. Includes information about the city sewer.


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  • United States National Museum


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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year 1880 (Book)

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