Marsh Collection Deposited in LC & Corcoran

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Following the fire in the Smithsonian Building on January 24, 1865, the Institution's collection of prints and engravings, purchased from George Perkins Marsh, are deposited in the Library of Congress and the Corcoran Gallery of Art (along with other paintings) for safekeeping.


  • Marsh, George Perkins 1801-1882
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Library of Congress)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1900. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1901, p. 18.

Contact information

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




  • Acquisitions
  • Art
  • Fire
  • Museums
  • Interagency Transfers
  • Art objects
  • Museums--Acquisitions
  • Fires

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