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

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The following sums have been appropriated: $10,000 for the expenses of international exchanges; and $40,000 for the purpose of continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians. For the National Museum these sums have been appropriated: $11,000 for heating, lighting, and electrical and telephonic service; $106,500 for the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections received from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees; $40,000 for cases, furniture, and fixtures required for the exhibition and safe-keeping of the collections, including salaries or compensation of all necessary employees. For the improvement, maintenance, and care of the Smithsonian Grounds, $10,000 is provided.


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  • 24 Stat. 222
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

24 Stat. 222 (1886); ch. 902 (Book)

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


  • 1887
  • 08/04/1886


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Telephone
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Lighting
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Museums--Collection management
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 222, 236-37, 242, 244

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