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

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The following sums are appropriated: $1,000 for paving sidewalk on south and east fronts of the National Museum; $91,000 for the preservation and exhibition and increase of the collections of the National Museum received from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $10,000 for the transfer of collections of the American Institute of Mining Engineers; $2,500 for the preservation of collections of the National Museum in the Armory Building and for the preservation and storage of the duplicate collections of the Government and of the property of the United States Fish Commission; $40,000 for furniture and fixtures of the National Museum; $6,000 for heating, lighting, and telephonic and electrical service for the National Museum; $15,000 for finishing, heating, gas-fitting, plumbing, and furnishing the eastern portion of the Smithsonian Institution; $40,000 for the purpose of continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians.


  • American Institute of Mining Engineers
  • Armory Building
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 23 Stat. 194
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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23 Stat. 194 (1884); ch. 332 (Book)

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


  • 1885
  • 07/07/1884


  • Plumbing
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Telephone
  • Finance
  • Mineralogy
  • Pavements
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Museum finance
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Lighting
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Sidewalks
  • Gas-fitting
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc


North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 194, 209, 214-15, 220

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