An act for the erection of a bronze statue of Joseph Henry, late Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

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The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to contract with W. W. Story, sculptor, for a statue in bronze of Joseph Henry, late Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, to be erected upon the grounds of the Institution. For this purpose, and for the entire expense of the foundation and pedestal of the monument, the sum of $15,000 is appropriated.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Story, William Wetmore 1819-1895
  • Board of Regents


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 21 Stat. 154
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

21 Stat. 154 (1880); ch. 116 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1881
  • 06/01/1880


  • Museum finance
  • Finance
  • Secretaries
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Statues
  • Sculptors


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 154

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