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

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Summary

Minutes of the Select Committee of the House of Representatives appointed by the 33rd Congress, 2nd Session pertaining to the management of the Smithsonian. Includes a transcription of testimony by Lorin Blodgett, Spencer F. Baird, Charles C. Jewett, and William J. Rhees and written testimony by Secretary Joseph Henry and Charles C. Jewett. Contains letters from Joseph Henry, James Meacham, Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, and Charles W. Upham.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Blodget, Lorin 1823-1901
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Meacham, James C
  • Upham, Charles W
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Library
  • United States Congress

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 20, Education
  • Committee Journal

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; Witte 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
  • 1/22/1855-3/1/1855

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

Committee Journal

Physical description

Number of pages: 172; Page Numbers: 46-218

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