An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and one, and for other purposes

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $24,000 for international exchanges; $50,000 for American Ethnology; $12,000 for the maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $17,500 for cases, furniture, etc. for the National Museum, including salaries of all necessary employees; $17,500 for the expense of heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service for the National Museum; $180,000 for the preservation, exhibition, and increase of the collections from the surveying and exploring expeditions of the Government; $10,000 for the purchase of specimens in the collections of the National Museum; $2,000 for the purchase of books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference in the National Museum; $15,000 for repairs to buildings, shops, and sheds; and $4,040 for rent of workshops and storage.
  • Also $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards; $75,000 for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage and drainage, improving the grounds; erecting and repairing buildings, care of animals, and the purchase of books for the National Zoological Park. The unexpended balance of the amounts appropriated for widening, grading, and regulating Adams Mill Road from Columbia Road to the Zoological Park entrance is hereby reappropriated to be expended under the direction of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. The sum of $22,000 is provided for the construction of a bridge across Rock Creek on the line of the roadway from Quarry Road entrance. The sum of $17,000 is appropriated for printing labels and blanks and for binding scientific books and pamphlets acquired by the National Museum Library.


  • Adams Mill Road
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • Columbia Road
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Quarry Road
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 31 Stat. 588
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

31 Stat. 588 (1900); ch. 791 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1901
  • 06/06/1900


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Museum labels
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum storage facilities
  • Observatories
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Specimens
  • Periodicals
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Rock Creek Park (Washington, D.C.)
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 588, 602-03, 643

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