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US Is Notified of the Smithson Bequest

US Is Notified of the Smithson Bequest
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July 28, 1835
Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 25, 833
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. 8-9
Aaron Vail, Charge d'Affaires of the United States in London, writes to Secretary of State John Forsyth, to inform him that an Englishman named James Smithson has left a bequest to the people of the United States to found in Washington an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. Vail was notified by Smithson's solicitors, Messrs. Clarke, Fynmore & Fladgate.
Benefactors, Gifts, Major Events in Smithsonian History, Smithson Bequest
Forsyth, John 1780-1841, Smithson, James 1765-1829, Vail, Aaron 1796-1878, Clarke, Fynmore & Fladgate, United States. Secretary of State, United States Dept. of State
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