A Bill replace Senate bill No 18 to establish the Smithsonian Institution for the increase and diffusion of knowledge

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Summary

This version of the bill to establish the Smithsonian Institution, submitted by Mr. Pratt and committed to the Committee of the Whole, proposes that the Smithsonian Institution be a place to promote the improvement of common schools and to encourage useful inventions and discoveries. The building should only be used for offices for transacting the business of the institution and preserving records. It establishes a board of managers.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • S. 18, amended
  • Title 20, Education
  • Bill

Notes

for other bills relating to the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution see S. 18, S. 259, S. 293, S. 292, S. 245, H.R. 863, H.R. 386, H.R. 418, H.R. 1, H.R. 1160, H.R. 1161

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Contact information

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

Date

02/28/1845

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Architecture
  • Inventions
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • Board of Managers
  • SI, Early History
  • Schools
  • Buildings

Form/Genre

Bill

Physical description

Number of pages: 4; Page Numbers: 1-4

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