Speech of Robert Dale Owen to 29th Congress, Sess 1, House of Representative

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Owen desires practical and widespread learning to be a part of the Smithsonian and therefore introduces his amendment to the bill, the section on adding a normal school branch to the Smithsonian in an effort to extend the benefits of the institution across the United States.


  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Owen, Robert Dale 1801-1877
  • Choate, Rufus, 1799-1859
  • United States Congress


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refers to the speech given by Rufus Choate in the Senate on 01/08/1845

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The Appendix to the Congressional Globe vol XV (Book)

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  • 1846
  • 04/22/1846


  • Smithson Bequest
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Education
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • SI, Early History
  • Congressional Debates
  • Mission statements
  • Education, Elementary


Congressional Record

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 467-471

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