A Bill to provide for the disposal and management of the Smithson fund

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Summary

The bill establishes board of trustees. It invests fund in states of Arkansas, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. It appropriates funds to establish an Astronomical Observatory and for a salary for an astronomer and other staff, for books for a library and for publications.

Subject

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

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • H. R. 418
  • Title 20, Education
  • Bill

Notes

for other bills relating to the act establishing the Smithsonian Institution see S. 18, S. 245, S. 293, S. 292, H. R. 5, H.R. 863, H.R. 259, H.R. 386, 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

06/07/1844

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Trusts and trustees
  • Observatories
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men
  • SI, Early History
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Management
  • Astronomy
  • Management--Museums

Form/Genre

Bill

Physical description

Number of pages: 9; Page Numbers: 1-9

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