An Act to incorporate the Columbian Institute, for the promotion of Arts and Sciences

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Summary

The Columbian Institute for the promotion of Arts and Sciences is incorporated. The powers of the corporation are stated and include the purchase of a suitable building for the preservation and safe-keeping of a library, museum, and land for a botanic garden. The amount of real and personal property to be held by the corporation shall not exceed $100,000. The corporation's charter is limited to twenty years.

Author

15th Congress, Sess. 1, 1818

Subject

Columbian Institute

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 6 Stat. 214
  • Title 20, Education
  • Private Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

06 Stat. 214 (1818); ch. 125 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1846
  • 04/20/1818

Topic

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Civil law
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Gardens

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 214-15

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