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Summary

President Andrew Jackson notifies the United States Congress of James Smithson's bequest. The matter is referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and a select House Committee chaired by former President John Quincy Adams, who now serves in the House of Representatives.

Subject

  • Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848
  • Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • United States President
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 26, 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. 125

Contact information

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

Date

December 17, 1835

Topic

  • Smithson Bequest
  • Smithson Bequest

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