Collection of Remainder of Smithson Bequest

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Creator: Adams, Charles Francis 1807-1886

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Date: 1862

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Summary

Secretary Joseph Henry reports to the Board of Regents that the President of the United States has forwarded a power of attorney to Messrs. Fladgate, Clarke & Finch, of London, authorizing them to collect the remainder of the Smithsonian fund, which was left as the principal of an annuity to the mother, Marie de la Batut, a.k.a. Mary Ann Coates of the nephew of Smithson, Henry James Hungerford. The power of attorney was forwarded to the care of Honorable Charles F. Adams, American minister to England.

Subject

  • Adams, Charles Francis 1807-1886
  • de la Batut, Mary Ann
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Hungerford, Henry James c. 1808-1835
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Fladgate, Clarke & Finch
  • United States Dept. of State

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Silhouette of Henry James Hungerford, 1830. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 2002-12209.
  • 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. 113-114.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1862. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1863, p. 15.

Contact information

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

Date

1862

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Smithson Bequest
  • Finance
  • Controversies
  • Actions and defenses

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