Smithsonian Institution, Board of Regents, Minutes, 1928

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The Permanent Committee reported that it feels that it is important to define the contradictions between the Freer Deed of Gift and Will, and to try to interpret them fairly. The Regents have received copies of the papers containing the will and other papers of Mr. Freer as well as the interpretations provided by Mr. John E. Lodge, Miss Katherine Rhoades, Dr. Charles Doolittle Walcott, Colonel Frank J. Hecker and Mr. Charles E. Platt. A special law committee was formed to consider certain matters pertaining to the Freer fund.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942
  • Rhoades, Katharine N. 1885-1965
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Platt, Charles E
  • Hecker, Frank J
  • Board of Regents
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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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,


February 17, 1928


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


Board of Regents

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 744-745

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