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Summary

A letter is presented to the Board of Regents from J. M. Maury, Esq., attorney of the Board, stating that the court of the District of Columbia has ruled that the Board of Regents cannot be sued.

Subject

  • Maury, J. M
  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Goode, 1897, page 835, gives the date of the Board of Regents meeting when the letter was presented to the Board.
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 835
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, volume 18, number 329. "Journals of the Proceedings of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1846-76, Reports of Committees, Statistics, Etc." ed. by William J. Rhees. Washington: Published by the Smithsonian Institution, 1879., p. 94

Contact information

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

Date

January 28, 1854

Topic

  • Policies
  • Actions and defenses
  • Courts
  • Courts--District of Columbia

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • Washington (D.C.)

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