A resolution appointing Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, August 10, 1846 (Stat., IX, 115)

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This covers the appointment of the first Board of Regents, which included Rufus Choate (MA), Gideon Hawley (NY), Richard Rush (PA), William C. Preston (SC), Alexander Dallas Bache (DC) and Joseph P. Totten (DC).


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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections Vol. 42


This volume and the following one (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 43) contain all the legistlation relative to subsequent appointments of the Board of Regents until 1899.

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