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Summary

United States Congress allows all copyright publications to be sent to the Smithsonian Institution free of postage. It also orders 6000 extra copies of the Smithsonian Annual Report for 1854, 4000 for members of Congress and 2000 for the Institution. This is the first annual report that contains lectures, extracts from correspondence, and miscellaneous papers in the general appendix.

Subject

  • International Exchange Service (IES)
  • United States Postal Service
  • 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. 836
  • 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. 501-502, 507.

Contact information

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

Date

March 3, 1855

Topic

  • Copyright
  • Annual Reports
  • Franking privilege
  • Museums
  • Exchanges, Literary and scientific
  • Museum publications

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