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Summary

The United States Congress appropriates $10,000 to transfer and arrange the collections of the American Institute of Mining Engineers to the National Museum. In 1883, the collections were presented to the Museum, but were kept packed and stored in the basement of the Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, and could not be moved to Washington until the special appropriation was made.

Subject

  • American Institute of Mining Engineers
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1883. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 166.
  • 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. 945, 947.

Contact information

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

Date

July 7, 1884

Topic

  • Professional associations
  • Accessions
  • Mineralogy
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Gifts
  • National Collections

Place

Philadelphia (Pa.)

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