An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and for other purposes.

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The following sums are appropriated: $143,000 for preserving collections; $10,000 for cases, furniture, fixtures, and appliances; $13,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards for the National Museum; $4,000 for repairs of the steam boilers; $600 for rent for workshops; $50,000 for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage and for improving the grounds of the National Zoological Park; $9,000 for maintenance of the astrophysical observatory; $17,000 for expenses of the system of international exchanges; $40,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians; $11,000 for printing labels and blanks and for printing annual volumes of the National Museum; and $1,000 for binding scientific books and pamphlets presented to and acquired by the National Museum Library.


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

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  • 28 Stat. 372
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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28 Stat. 372 (1894); ch. 301 (Book)

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


  • 1895
  • 08/18/1894


  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Museum labels
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Ethnology
  • Boilers
  • Museums
  • Water-supply
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Sidewalks
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Research


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 372, 383-84, 420

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