The Cosmos Club of Washington: A Centennial History, 1878-1978

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Summary

Work focuses on the history of the Cosmos Club, including a chronology, summary of the club's organization, list of the possessions of the club, "glimpses of club life," biographies of members (including Smithsonian administration and staff), and "current problems, opportunities, and future."

Author

Washburn, Wilcomb E

Subject

  • McGee, W. J. 1853-1912
  • Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
  • Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933
  • Howard, Leland Ossian
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Coville, Frederick V
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Oehser, Paul H
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • Cosmos Club (Washington, D.C.)

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Includes photographs, index, notes on sources and appendices that cover publications by Club members, likenesses of members on display at the National Portrait Gallery, academic degrees of members, birth places of members, deaths and resignations and universities and colleges attended by members. Portraits include John Wesley Powell, Spencer F. Baird, George Brown Goode, William Henry Holmes, Charles D. Walcott, Richard Rathbun, Frederick V. Coville, Charles G. Abbot, Alexander Wetmore, Paul H. Oehser and others.

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(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1978

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

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