Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1927

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The income of the Freer bequest is $275,000 per annum, and the Regents discussed the possible uses of this income, but understood that the Acting Secretary has been hesitant to rule on the purchase of objects for the Gallery. The Board is of the opinion that upon the appointment of a new Secretary, the Freer will and codicils should be submitted to legal counsel for clarification immediately.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Board of Regents


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Board of Regents, Minutes, Volume 5 (Minute book)

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


December 8,1927


  • Museum finance
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Finance
  • Wills
  • Gifts
  • Bequest
  • Art objects


Board of Regents

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Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 726

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