Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1905

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The Board of Regents decided to invite Mr. Charles Lang Freer to exhibit parts of his art collection in Washington in order for the Regents and members of Congress to view them before making a decision about accepting the gift. Includes a copy of a letter from President Theodore Roosevelt encouraging the Board of Regents to accept Mr. Freer's gift.


  • Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • United States President


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents, Minutes, Volume 3 (Minute book)

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


December 5, 1905


  • Art, Asian, Art
  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Art, American
  • Art museums
  • Secretaries
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Private collections
  • Art--History
  • Art, Asian, Art--Private collections
  • Art, Chinese
  • Art, Japanese
  • Art, Korean
  • Museum exhibits


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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 3-6

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