International Geographical Congress, Venice

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The Smithsonian participates in the International Geographical Congress in Venice, Italy. Captain George M. Wheeler, U.S. Engineers, represents the United States. The publications of the Smithsonian Institution and of the United States Fish Commission that deal with geographical explorations and discovery are presented.


  • Wheeler, George M (George Montague) 1842-1905
  • United States Fish Commission
  • International Geographical Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 839.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1881. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883, p. 45.

Contact information

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


September 1, 1881


  • Geography
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Meetings
  • International relations
  • Museums
  • Museum publications

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