Procession to SI with James Smithson's Remains
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On January 25, 1904, a military procession to Smithsonian Institution grounds brings the remains of James Smithson (c.1765-1829) whose bequest created the Smithsonian. His remains had been transported by Alexander Graham Bell, a member of the Board of Regents, from Genoa, Italy, after the Italian cemetery had fallen into neglect.
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Published in Harper's Weekly, 27 February 1904; a copy of which can be found in SIA RU 7000, Box 5, Folder 5.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 56, Folder 8
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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