Payment to Widow of Polaris Exped. Leader

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Summary

United States Congress authorizes payment of salary of Captain C. F. Hall, late in command of the Polaris expedition, to his widow, Mercy Ann Hall. In addition, the Secretary of the Navy is authorized to purchase the manuscripts of Charles Hall relative to his voyages from his widow, at a price not to exceed $15,000, and to deposit the same with officers of the Smithsonian. On March 3, 1875, Congress authorizes $15,000 to print illustrations of the results of the Polaris expedition. These are to accompany the publications prepared by Dr. Emil Bessels.

Subject

  • Bessels, Emil 1847-1888
  • Hall, Charles Francis 1821-1871
  • Hall, Mercy Ann
  • Polaris Expedition
  • United States. Secretary of the Navy
  • United States Dept. of the Navy
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

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. 728

Contact information

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

Date

June 23, 1874

Topic

  • Scientific expeditions
  • Expenditures, Public
  • Museums
  • Archives
  • National Collections
  • Museum publications

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