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

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The following sums are appropriated: $143,250 for preserving collections of the National Museum; $12,500 for furniture; $13,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $4,000 for repairs to buildings; $900 for rent of workshops for the National Museum; $55,000 for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage, and drainage at the National Zoological Park; $9,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $17,000 for expenses of the system of international exchanges; $800 for fire protection; $40,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians; $12,000 for printing labels and blanks, annual volumes , and binding scientific books and pamphlets.


  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 28 Stat. 910
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

28 Stat. 910 (1895); ch. 189 (Book)

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


  • 1895
  • 03/02/1895


  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Pavements
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Museum labels
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Grounds maintenance
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Observatories
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Sidewalks
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museum publications
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc


North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 910, 924-25, 960

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