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The United States National Museum participates in the International Fisheries Exhibit in London through October 30th. In the Spring of 1882, United States Congress authorized the U.S. Fish Commission to participate, and Secretary Spencer F. Baird, again being unable to attend, appoints George Brown Goode as special commissioner. The American section was recognized as one of the most important divisions of the exhibition and received a total of 151 awards. Mr. Goode is able to spend a great deal of time studying the methods of managing museums in English establishments.


  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
  • International Fisheries Exhibit (1882: London, England)
  • United States Fish Commission
  • United States National Museum
  • United States Congress


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897, p. 839.
  • 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. 881-883.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1883. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1885, p. 83-86.

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May 1, 1883


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  • Secretaries
  • International relations
  • Exhibitions
  • Ichthyology
  • Museums
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