An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes

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$11,000 is appropriated to pay the legal representatives of the late Joseph Henry, for services rendered by him as member and president of the Light House Board. The following sums are designated: $18,000 for preservation of the collections of the National Museum, including those from the 1876 International Exhibition; $5,000 for the distribution of duplicate ores and minerals; $2,500 for the preservation of collections, Smithsonian Institution, Armory Building.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Armory Building
  • United States Light House Board
  • United States National Museum
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 20 Stat. 206
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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20 Stat. 206 (1878); ch. 359 (Book)

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


  • 1879
  • 06/20/1878


  • Museum finance
  • Preservation of materials
  • Finance
  • Mineralogy
  • Exhibitions
  • Expenditures, Public
  • National Collections


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 206, 214, 233

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