Facsimle of the Act to Establish Smithsonian Institution

ID: 96-1652 through 96-1660

Creator: United States Congress

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1846

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, Oversize

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Summary

An Act to Establish the Smithsonian Institution, signed into law by President James K. Polk on August 10, 1846, created the Institution specified in James Smithson's bequest.

Author

United States Congress

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • Polk, James K (James Knox) 1795-1849
  • United States Congress
  • United States President

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Original document in the National Archives and Record Administration.
  • The accompanying PDF is a transcript of this document.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, Oversize

Contact information

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

Date

1846

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • Law
  • Legislation

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Document
  • Public Law

ID Number

96-1652 through 96-1660

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 8w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Photographic print

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