Tappan Bill for Smithsonian Passes Senate

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Summary

Tappan bill S. 18, a bill to establish the Smithsonian Institution introduced by Senator Benjamin Tappan of Ohio, passes the Senate after a few amendments.

Subject

  • Tappan, Benjamin
  • 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. 319.

Contact information

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

Date

January 23, 1845

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Debates
  • Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men

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