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

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $19,000 for International exchanges; $45,000 for ethnological researches among the American Indians, including salaries of necessary employees; $10,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $30,000 for furniture for the National Museum, including salaries of employees; $14,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service for the National Museum; $160,000 for the preservation of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $4,000 for building repairs; $2,000 for rent of workshops; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $8,000for construction of galleries; $2,500 for removal and rebuilding of sheds; $55,000 for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage and drainage and for grounds maintenance of the National Zoological Park.
  • Of the sum hereby appropriated $5,000 shall be used for continuing the entrance into the Zoological Park from Woodley Lane and opening driveway into Zoological Park from the bank of Rock Creek. The sum of $12,000 is provided for printing labels and blanks for the annual volumes of the National Museum and for binding scientific books and pamphlets acquired by the National Museum Library.


  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
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Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 30 Stat. 11
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

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30 Stat. 11 (1897); ch. 2 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1899
  • 06/04/1897


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Postage stamps
  • Telephone
  • Pavements
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Libraries
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Museum labels
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Workshops
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museum publications
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


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Public Law

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 11, 22, 60

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