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

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The following sums are appropriated: $10,000 for expenses of the system of international exchanges between the United States and foreign countries under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution; $40,000 to continue ethnological researches among the American Indians; $5,600 for finishing and completing the furnishing of the eastern portion of the Smithsonian Institution; $9,000 for heating and lighting the National Museum; $95,000 for the preservation of collections of the National Museum; $2,500 for the preservation of collections in the Armory Building and for preserving the property of the United States Fish Commission contained therein; $40,000 for furniture and fixtures of the National Museum; $200 for the transportation of reports and maps to foreign countries.


  • 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. 478
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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23 Stat. 478 (1885); ch. 360 (Book)

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


  • 1885
  • 03/03/1885


  • Government publications
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Finance
  • Lighting
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Ethnology
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Museums
  • Maps
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Museum publications


North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 478, 494, 501, 507

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