Withdrawal of Siam Deposit from Smithsonian

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United States Congress approves an act for the relief of Mary E. Thomson, mother of Curtis H. Thomson, deceased, and authorizes her to accept a portrait of the Princess of Siam, an enameled cigar box, and a matchbox and tray, all being presented to Curtis H. Thomson in his lifetime by the King of Siam and now on deposit in the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Thomson, Curtis H
  • Thomson, Mary E
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1882. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1884, p. 271.
  • 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. 871.

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August 8, 1882


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