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

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $132,500 for preserving collections at the National Museum; $10,000 for cases, furniture, and fixtures for the exhibition of collections; $11,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards for the National Museum; $50,000 for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage, drainage, and for improving the grounds of the National Zoological Park, including salaries of employees; $9,000 for maintenance of the astrophysical observatory; $14,500 for expenses of the system of 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 "Proceedings" of the National Museum.
  • For completing the repairs upon the Smithsonian building, any unexpended balance remaining to the credit of the appropriation for fireproofing, and so forth, shall be available.


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Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 27 Stat. 572
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

27 Stat. 572 (1893); ch. 208 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1893
  • 03/03/1893


  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Architecture
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Pavements
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Electricity
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Lighting
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Exhibitions
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 572, 581-82, 611

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