Meacham Minority Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Summary

Minority report written by James Meacham promoting the Smithsonian Library. Written in protest of the majority report of the Select Committee written by James A. Pearce stating that the compromise resolutions of 1847 dealing with the division of income of the Institution should be abolished, that there should be no equal division between the "active operations" of the Institution and the Library and Museum. The majority report recommended that appropriations be examined yearly and based on the importance of the operation.

Author

Meacham, James C

Subject

  • Jewett, Charles C (Charles Coffin) 1816-1868
  • Meacham, James C
  • Pearce, James Alfred
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Library
  • United States Congress

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 20, Education
  • Report

Notes

Can only be found in certain copies of 1853 Smithsonian Institution Report printed by the House of Representatives. See also the Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution printed in the Smithsonian Institution Journal, 1879.

Contained within

Eighth Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution (Book)

Contact information

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

Date

  • 1854
  • 07/1854

Topic

  • Trusts and trustees
  • Controversies
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Congressional Debates
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Wills
  • History
  • Libraries and museums
  • Libraries--History

Form/Genre

Report

Physical description

Number of pages: 50; Page Numbers: 247-296

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