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The "Proceedings of the National Museum" begin publication. They contain descriptions of specimens received, as well as other facts relative to natural history, such as accounts of new species or illustrations, that are furnished by correspondents.


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Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, George Brown. An Account of the Smithsonian Institution: Its Origins, History, Objects and Achievements, publication 987. City of Washington, 1895. For distribution at the Atlanta Exposition., p. 22
  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 365
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1878, p. 22

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