An Act making Appropriations to supply Deficiencies in the Appropriations for the Service of the Government for the fiscal Year ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, and for former Years, and for other Purposes

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The sum of $5,000 is appropriated for the renovation and fire-proofing of the vacant apartments in the Smithsonian Institution building in order to properly distribute and exhibit the government collections of natural history, geology, and mineralogy.


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  • 17 Stat. 122
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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17 Stat. 122 (1872); ch. 172 (Book)

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


  • 1873
  • 05/18/1872


  • Fireproofing
  • Museum finance
  • Architecture
  • Geology
  • Preservation of materials
  • Finance
  • Mineralogy
  • Natural History
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Natural history


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 122, 131

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