Tomb of James Smithson in Italy

ID: 82-3196

Creator: Prematio Studio Fotographico (Genova, Italy)

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1897

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 21 Folder 5

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Full view of the fenced plot with the monument of James Smithson in the Protestant or English cemetery on a hilltop about a mile west of Genoa, Italy. The base of the monument is of pale gray marble, 6 feet and a half long, 3 feet wide and 3 3/4 feet high. On the top of this is a white marble urn suitably proportioned to the base. In 1904 his remains were removed and brought to the Smithsonian.


Smithson, James 1765-1829


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 21 Folder 5

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



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  • Tombs
  • Smithson, James
  • Benefactors
  • Memorials
  • Smithson family
  • Death and burial
  • Smithson, James--Death and burial


Genoa (Italy)


  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

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Physical description

Color: Sepia; Size: 7 1/8w x 5 1/4h; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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