An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the year ending the thirtieth of June, eighteen hundred and seventy-one

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Various sums (in all, $14,500) are appropriated for the Bureau of Education, United States Department of the Interior, as well as $12,000 for John Wesley Powell to complete his survey of the Colorado of the West.


  • Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902
  • United States. Dept. of the Interior Bureau of Education
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 16 Stat. 230
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large


Powell's specimens eventually came to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum.

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16 Stat. 230 (1870); ch. 251 (Book)

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


  • 1871
  • 07/12/1870


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Museum finance
  • Geology
  • Finance
  • Field Work
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Surveying
  • National Collections




Public Law

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Number of pages: 22; Page Numbers: 230-51

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