Hodgkins Gift Received

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A gift of $200,000 is received from Thomas George Hodgkins of Setauket, New York, to be used, in part, for studies of the atmosphere in relation to human health. At Mr. Hodgkins death in November 1892, additional gifts are left by will to the Smithsonian. On October 25, 1893, the bequest of $42,000 in West Shore Railroad bonds is received. In May 1894, an additional $8,000 is received. The original bequest of $200,000 also gains interest and by 1894 totals $250,000.


  • Hodgkins, Thomas George
  • West Shore Railroad
  • Hodgkins Fund and Medal


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. 241-245, 841.

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


September 22, 1891


  • Benefactors
  • Atmosphere
  • Gifts
  • Atmosphere--Research

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