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

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The following sums are appropriated: $18,000 for preserving collections of the National Museum;$5,000 for making up into sets for distribution the duplicate ores, minerals, and objects of natural history now belonging to the United States, or in the collections of the International Exposition presented to it by foreign governments; $2,500 for fitting up the Armory Building for storage of articles belonging to the United States, including those transferred from the International Exhibition.


  • Armory Building
  • United States National Museum
  • Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)


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  • 19 Stat. 344
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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19 Stat. 344 (1877); ch. 105 (Book)

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


  • 1877
  • 03/03/1877


  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Architecture
  • Ores
  • 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: 344, 350

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