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

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The following sums are appropriated: $132,500 for the preservation, exhibition and increase of the collection from the surveying and exploring expeditions; $15,000 for cases, furniture, fixtures and appliances required for the exhibition and safe-keeping of the collections of the National Museum, including salaries of employees; $11,000 for the expense of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic and telephonic service; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $50,000 for the expenses of the National Zoological Park; $10,000 for maintenance of the astrophysical observatory; $12,000 for international exchanges; $40,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians; $12,000 for printing labels and blanks and for the annual volumes of the National Museum.


  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
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Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 27 Stat. 349
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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27 Stat. 349 (1892); ch. 380 (Book)

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


  • 1893
  • 08/05/1892


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Telegraph
  • Telephone
  • Finance
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  • Ethnology
  • Labels
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  • Surveying
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
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  • Lighting
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 349, 360, 388

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