Communication from the Board of Regents to the U.S. Congress, House Document 732--43, Fortieth Congress, 1867-1869

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The Board of Regents submits a request that the Congress provide annual appropriations adequate to care for the national collections that have been placed under the Smithsonian's aegis and to build a hall to adequately display them.


  • Chase, Salmon Portland
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Board of Regents
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
  • Chief Justice of the United States
  • United States Congress
  • United States National Museum


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Salmon P. Chase is Chancellor of the Board of Regents. Joseph Henry is Secretary of the Smithsonian.

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  • 1901
  • 05/01/1868


  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Exhibitions
  • Expenditures, Public
  • National Collections
  • Federal funds

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Number of pages: 3; Page Numbers: 672-674

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