The Smithsonian Institution: Revised Statues of the United States, 1878, Title LXXIII, with Amendments to March 12, 1894

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Pamphlet documenting the early history and organization of the Smithsonian Institution with references to United States Statutes, organized by subject, in the margins. Subject headings include: Will of James Smithson, Regents, Duties of Secretary, Reception and arrangement of specimens and objects of art, Library, and Disbursements. Brief summaries of major areas of interest at the Smithsonian.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • United States Congress


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


Also found in a volume titled, The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1897.

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


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