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

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  • The following sums are appropriated: $32,000 for international exchanges, including salaries of employees and purchase of books and periodicals; $42,000 for continuing ethnological researches among American Indians and natives of Hawaii; $1,000 for removing records, etc., to the Smithsonian Building; $6,000 for the International Catalogue of Scientific Literature; $13,000 for maintenance of the Astrophysical Observatory; $200,000 for cases, furniture, etc., for the National Museum; $60,000 for heating, lighting, electrical, telegraphic, and telephonic service; $250,000 for continuing preservation, exhibition, and increase of collections from the Government surveying and exploring expeditions; $2,000 for books, pamphlets, and periodicals for reference; $15,000 for repairs to buildings, shops, and sheds; and $500 for postage stamps and foreign postal cards.
  • Also $4,000 for moving collections, furniture, and other property of the National Museum to the new building for the National Museum. The sum of $95,000 is provided for the National Zoological Park for continuing the construction of roads, walks, bridges, water supply, sewerage, and drainage; for improving the grounds; erecting and repairing buildings; care and transportation of animals; and for driving of horses and vehicles required for official purposes. One half of this sum shall be paid from the revenues of the District of Columbia and the other half from the Treasury of the United States. The sum of $72,700 is appropriated for printing and binding annual reports, including those of the Board of Regents, National Museum, Bureau of American Ethnology, and the American Historical Association, and for printing labels and blanks.


  • American Historical Association
  • Astrophysical Observatory
  • Board of Regents
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology
  • International Catalogue of Scientific Exchanges
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury
  • International Exchange Service (IES)


Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 35 Stat. 945
  • Title 20, Education
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

35 Stat. 945 (1909); ch. 299 (Book)

Contact information

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


  • 1909
  • 03/04/1909


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Books and reading
  • Postage stamps
  • Roads
  • Telephone
  • Motor vehicles
  • Postcard
  • Electricity
  • Lighting
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Construction (Buildings)
  • Salaries
  • Sheds
  • Printing
  • Sewerage
  • Telegraph
  • Museum labels
  • Architecture
  • Finance
  • Officials and employees
  • Ethnology
  • Museums
  • Water-supply
  • Surveying
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Bridges
  • Drainage
  • International exchanges
  • Museum finance
  • Museum stores
  • Animals
  • Heating
  • Preservation of materials
  • Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Annual Reports
  • Bookbinding
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Horses
  • Periodicals
  • Sidewalks
  • Books
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Museums--Furniture, equipment, etc
  • Officials and employees--Salaries


  • Hawaii
  • North America
  • Washington (D.C.)


Public Law

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Number of pages: 5; Page Numbers: 945, 964-65, 1022-23

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