Books Given to SI by Duke of Northumberland

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Summary

The Duke of Northumberland sends privately printed books on the history of the county of Northumberland, including a survey of the Roman wall built across the north of England, coins of the Roman families, and an account of some ancient castles. He thanks the Institution for the publications sent to him. The Smithsonian's founding donor, James Smithson, was the illegitimate son of an earlier Duke of Northumberland.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Smithson, Hugh, Sir 1715-1786

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1859, p. 103

Contact information

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

Date

July 4, 1859

Topic

  • Gifts
  • Museums
  • Museum publications

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