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

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  • The following sums are appropriated; $21,000 for international exchanges, including salaries of employees; $50,000 for continuing ethnological researches among the American Indians; $10,000 for the maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $35,000 for furniture, etc. for the National Museum; $14,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service for the National Museum; $165,000 for preserving the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $2,000 for reference books; $4,000 for building repairs; $4,500 for rent of workshops; $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $10,000 for the construction of galleries in the National Museum and for skylights and for the erection of a ventilator upon the roof of the Lecture Hall.
  • Also $5,000 for the purchase of the library of the late G. Brown Goode; and $65,000 for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage and drainage for the National Zoological Park. Permission is granted to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to exhibit articles at the exposition and such exhibits and articles are to be returned to the department to which they belong at the close of the exposition. The sum of $17,000 is appropriated for printing labels and blanks and for binding the publications of the National Museum.


  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 30 Stat. 597
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

30 Stat. 597 (1898); ch. 546 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1899
  • 07/01/1898


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


North America


Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 6; Page Numbers: 597, 608-09, 645-47

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