Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1917

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A summary of the progress of the construction on the building to house the Freer collection. A report and balance sheet for the Freer fund is presented. Also mentioned is that the Secretary of the Treasury has been authorized to cancel the income tax on profit of Mr. Charles Lang Freer's sale of Parke, Davis and Company stock.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury
  • United States. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Parke, Davis and Co


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents, Minutes, Volume 4 (Minute book)

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


December 13, 1917


  • Museum finance
  • Art museums
  • Law and legislation
  • Finance
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Taxation
  • Income tax deductions for charitable contributions
  • Taxation--Law and legislation


United States


Board of Regents

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 388-389

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