An act making appropriations to provide for the expense of the government of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and for other purposes

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Summary

The sum of $200,000 is provided for the establishment of a zoological park for the advancement of science and the instruction and recreation of the people. A commission shall be constituted composed of the Secretary of the Interior, the president of the board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and shall be known and designated as the commission for the establishment of a zoological park.

Subject

  • Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia
  • Commission for the Establishment of a Zoological Park
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States Dept. of the Interior

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 25 Stat. 793
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

25 Stat. 793 (1889); ch. 370 (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1889
  • 03/02/1889

Topic

  • Museum finance
  • Zoos
  • New Programs
  • Secretaries
  • Finance
  • Expenditures, Public

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 793, 808-9

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