Smithson Graduates from Pembroke College

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Summary

James Smithson graduates from Pembroke College, Oxford University, with the degree of Master of Arts. He excelled at chemistry and mineralogy. His name has not yet been changed from James Lewis Macie. He continues to use Macie until about 1800.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Pembroke College (Oxford University)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, pp. 10-11.
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, vol. 21, no. 330, Article I. "James Smithson and his Bequest," by William J. Rhees. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1880, p. 3.

Contact information

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

Date

May 26, 1786

Topic

  • Education
  • Benefactors
  • Benefactors
  • Education, Higher

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