USNM Receives McGuire Presidential Accessions

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The Division of History receives new accessions from the estate of the late Joseph D. McGuire, of the Bureau of American Ethnology, including a chair formerly belonging to President Madison, a mahogany work table once owned by Mrs. Madison, a mahogany screen presented to Mrs. Madison by George Washington, and the base of a Nargilo, or Turkish water-pipe, inscribed with the initials "G.W." which was presented to George Washington by Charles Frederick of Prussia.


  • McGuire, Joseph D
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States National Museum


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"Local Notes," 12/28/1916, p. 2

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