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Summary

United States Congress passes an amendment to the fundamental act organizing the Smithsonian Institution authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to direct and receive, such sums as the Board of Regents may, from time to time, see fit to deposit. Such deposits may not exceed, together with the original bequest, the sum of $1 million. By fiscal year 1898-99, the amount on deposit will grow to $912,000.

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • Board of Regents
  • United States Congress

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. 841
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1899, p. 6

Contact information

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

Date

March 12, 1894

Topic

  • Law
  • Finance
  • Gifts
  • Legislation

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