Habel Bequest Received

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Summary

A bequest of $402.59 is received from Doctor Simeon Habel of New York. The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents authorizes the addition of $97.41 to that amount to increase the total to $500, which is then deposited in the U.S. Treasury to the credit of the Smithsonian endowment. In the 1880 Annual Report, Smithsonian Secretary Spencer F. Baird proposes adding this bequest to the Hamilton fund, and devoting the combined income to ethnological and archaeological research.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Habel, Simeon
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Dept. of the Treasury

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. 236-237, 839
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1879, p. 15-16
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1880, p. 5

Contact information

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

Date

March 15, 1879

Topic

  • Benefactors
  • Hamilton Fund
  • Finance
  • Secretaries
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Gifts
  • Research

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