Request for Seeds of Trees for the Mall

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Summary

Lacking an appropriation from Congress for landscaping for the Mall, the Smithsonian and the Patent Office jointly issue a general request for seeds of every species of tree that could grow in this latitude.

Subject

  • United States Patent Office
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1858, p. 17

Contact information

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

Date

1858

Topic

  • Landscape architecture
  • Finance
  • Interagency Relations
  • Grounds
  • Plants
  • Botany

Place

Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)

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