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Summary

The act of organization of the Smithsonian Institution is amended by United States Congress, repealing the section that requires two of the member of the Board of Regents be members of the National Institute in the city of Washington.

Subject

  • Board of Regents
  • National Institute
  • National Institution for the Promotion of Science
  • Board of Regents
  • 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. 837.
  • 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. 640.
  • Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 42. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1901, p. 640.

Contact information

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

Date

January 10, 1865

Topic

Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men

Place

Washington (D.C.)

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