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Summary

The Board of Regents adopt a resolution to thank companies which have granted free transportation of freight to the Institution: the Mexican Gulf, Pacific Mail, South American Mail, and United States Mail Steamship Companies, and by the Panama Railroad Company. (Over the years, the list of companies offering free transportation will grow considerably larger.)

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • Mexican Gulf Steamship Company
  • Pacific Mail Steamship Company
  • Panama Railroad Company
  • South American Mail Steamship Company
  • United States Mail Steamship Company
  • Board of Regents

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 836
  • 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. 123

Contact information

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

Date

March 8, 1856

Topic

  • Shipping
  • Exchanges, Literary and scientific

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