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Smithsonian Chief Clerk William J. Rhees transfers "all the books and papers of the National Institute, which have been stored in the Smithsonian Inst.[itution]" to the Library of the National Museum. The National Institute for the Promotion of Licence was a predecessor of the Smithsonian which went defunct in 1862.


  • Rhees, William Jones 1830-1907
  • National Institute
  • National Institution for the Promotion of Science
  • Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 201, Box 19, Folder 14, "Memo from Rhees to Goode," 4/24 1884.

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


April 24, 1884


  • Interagency Transfers
  • Libraries
  • National Collections

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