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Summary

One of the few meetings of the "Establishment" of the Smithsonian is held. The President expresses the opinion that the operation of the Institution is entirely satisfactory and that he has no improvements to suggest.

Subject

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Smithsonian Institution Establishment of
  • United States President

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • As of 1879, only nine meetings of the Establishment will have been held. A meeting of the Establishment will be called for May 4, 1881 and attended only by the President and Secretary of the War Department. Spencer F. Baird notes that although meetings are regularly scheduled, few are actually held, because the Establishment has a merely advisory role, and the public duties of the members usually prevent their attendance.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1877, p. 11
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1879, p. 14
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1881, p. 5-6

Contact information

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

Date

May 5, 1877

Topic

Dignitaries

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