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

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  • For the fiscal year 1901 and annually thereafter, a detailed report shall be made to Congress of the salaries of all officers and employees paid from the appropriations under the Smithsonian Institution. The following sums are appropriated: $24,000 for expenses of the system of international exchanges; $50,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians; $10,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $25,000 for cases, furniture, fixtures, preservation of collections at the National Museum, including salaries of employees; $14,000 heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service for the National Museum; $170,000 for preservation of materials; $2,000 for purchase of books, pamphlets and periodicals for reference in the National Museum; $6,000 for building repairs.
  • Also $4,040 for rent of workshops and temporary storage quarters; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards for the National Museum; and $75,000 for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage and drainage, improving grounds, repairing buildings, and including employee salaries at the National Zoological Park. The entrance into the Zoological Park from Woodley Lane will be continued and a driveway into the Park along the bank of Rock Creek shall be opened. The Adams Mill road entrance to the Park from the corner of Eighteenth Street and Columbia Road will be made wider by the purchase of land and such road, so widened, shall form a parkway under the control of the Zoological Park.


  • Adams Mill Road
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Columbia Road
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Woodley Lane
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 30 Stat. 1074
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

30 Stat. 1074 (1899); ch. 424 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1899
  • 03/03/1899


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Pavements
  • Parkways
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Historians
  • Lighting
  • Surveying Telegraph
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sewerage
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Observatories
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Specimens
  • Sidewalks
  • Indians of North America
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries
  • Research


  • Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)
  • North America


Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 1074, 1085-86

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