Facsimile of James Smithson's Handwritten Will

ID: 89-12894 and 96-1626

Creator: Smithson, James 1765-1829

Form/Genre: Paper

Date: c.1826

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000

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Summary

Photograph of a constructed facsimile of the double-sided, handwritten draft of James Smithson's will. It was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1878 from George Henry de la Batut of France.

Subject

  • Smithson, James 1765-1829
  • de la Batut, George Henry

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Negative number 89-12894 is the image without a border. Negative number 96-1626 is with a border. See 72-3960-A (pages 1 and 3) and 82-12239 (pages 2 and 4) for the handwritten will acquired by the Smithsonian from Henry de la Batut.
  • To view a digital facsimile of the Court's version of the final three-page will of James Smithson that was submitted to the Chancery Court after his death in 1829, visit The National Archives of Great Britain web site at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/image/Index/D168292?index=0&page=0.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000

Contact information

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

Date

c.1826

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Benefactors
  • Holographic wills
  • Philanthropists
  • Wills
  • Bequest
  • Wills--Great Britain

Place

Great Britain

Form/Genre

  • Paper
  • Document
  • Will

ID Number

89-12894 and 96-1626

Physical description

Color: Black and White Size: 8w X 10h Type of Image: Document; Medium: Photograph

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