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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Summary

  • 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.

Author

55th Congress, Sess. 1, 1897

Subject

  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

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

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

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, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1899
  • 06/04/1897

Topic

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

Place

North America

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

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

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