An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $7,500 for expenses of the international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries; $300 for the transportation of reports and maps to foreign countries; $40,000 for the ethnological researches among the North American Indians and for completing the compilation and preparation of a statistical atlas of Indian Affairs by C. C. Royce, under the direction of the Bureau of Ethnology; $60,000 for furniture and fixtures of the National Museum required for exhibiting collections of geology, mineralogy, natural history, ethnology, and the industrial arts belonging to the United States; $6,000 for heating and lighting the National Museum; $90,000 for the preservation and exhibition of the collections received from surveying and exploring expeditions of the government.
  • Also $2,500 for the care of the Armory buildings and grounds and preservation and storage of the duplicate collections of the government and of property of the United States Fish Commission.


  • Royce, Charles C. 1845-1923
  • Armory Building
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States National Museum


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  • 22 Stat. 603
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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22 Stat. 603 (1883); ch. 143 (Book)

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  • 1883
  • 03/03/1883


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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 603, 618, 628-29

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