Petition for Residual Smithson Bequest

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Summary

The Smithsonian is notified that owing to the death of Madame (Marie) de la Batut (a.k.a. Mary Ann Coates), it may petition to have the residual bequest of James Smithson paid out, in the amount of 5,015 pounds and the arrears of dividends due thereon.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • de la Batut, Mary Ann

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1861. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1862, p. 95-96.
  • Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 112-113.

Contact information

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

Date

May 16, 1861

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Finance
  • Actions and defenses
  • Deaths

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