Gellatly v. Wetmore

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The appeals court affirmed the decision of the district court, granting the defendant, Smithsonian Institution and its secretary Alexander Wetmore, the Gellatly collection donated by the late John Gellatly. The appellant is the widow of John Gellatly, who filed action against the Smithsonian because her late husband failed to inform her of his intended will.


  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Gellatly, Charlayne Whiteley
  • Clark, Mr
  • Miller, Wilbur K
  • Prettyman, Mr
  • Gellatly, John 1853-1931
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 177 F.2d 73
  • Title 20, Education
  • Court case


See also, Gellatly v. United States, 71 F.Supp. 357, 108 Ct.Cl. 650.

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177 Federal Reporter, 2d Series, 73 (Book)

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


  • 1949
  • 08/01/1949


  • Repossession
  • Judicial opinions
  • Actions and defenses
  • Gifts
  • Wills
  • Estates (Law)
  • Estates (Law)--United States


United States


Court case

Physical description

Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 73-75

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