Witte Report of the Select Committee of the House of Representatives, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session

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Summary

Select Committee created upon the resignation of Rufus Choate from the Board of Regents to investigate whether the Smithsonian was being administrated according to law. Second report of the committee. William Witte affirmed Secretary Joseph Henry's leadership of the Smithsonian and denied accusations of maladministration after Henry fired the Institution's librarian, Charles C. Jewett.

Subject

  • Blodget, Lorin 1823-1901
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Meacham, James C
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge (Publication)

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 20, Education
  • Report - Congressional

Notes

See also Letter of Honorable Rufus Choate, Resigning the Office of Regent of the Smithsonian Institution; Upham Report of the Select Committee of the House of Representatives, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session; Journal of the Select Committee, 33rd Congress

Contained within

Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1855
  • 03/03/1855

Topic

  • Law
  • Controversies
  • Interpretation and construction
  • Secretaries
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Personnel management
  • Congressional Debates
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Finance, Public
  • Management
  • Finance, Public--United States
  • Law--Interpretation and construction
  • Legislation
  • Libraries and museums

Place

United States

Form/Genre

Report - Congressional

Physical description

Number of pages: 17; Page Numbers: 27-43

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