Robert Stanton Avery Dies

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Robert Stanton Avery, who bequeathed his property to the Smithsonian, dies. As a result of a United States Supreme Court decision, title to real estate on Capitol Hill, owned by Avery and adversely claimed by the heirs of Mrs. Lydia T. Avery, is adjudged to be rightfully due the Smithsonian. In 1899, the assessed value of the real estate portion of the bequest is $21,086.


  • Avery, Lydia T
  • Avery, Robert Stanton
  • United States Supreme Court


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. 245-246, 841
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1899, p. xiv

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September 12, 1894


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