Maurice de la Batut Claim to Smithson Estate

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Maurice de la Batut writes to Secretary Langley, stating his claim to the Smithson bequest, following the death of his father, George de la Batut. He mentions his disapproval of moving Smithson's tomb to America.


  • de la Batut, George Henry
  • de la Batut, Maurice
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906


Chronology of Smithsonian History


James Smithson Collection, 1796-1951. Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, p. Box 4 Folder 7

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February 19, 1893


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Controversies
  • Secretaries

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