Drawing of the tomb of James Smithson in Genoa, Italy

ID: 72-4384

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c.1896

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder: 7-B

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Summary

Drawing of the tomb of James Smithson in Genoa, Italy. The base of the tomb reads, "Sacred to the memory of James Smithson, Esq., Fellow of the Royal Society, London, who died at Genoa the 26th June, 1829, aged 75 years." The note that accompanies it reads, "This Monument is erected and the ground on which it stands purchased in perpetuity by Henry Hungerford Esq., the Deceased's Nephew in token of gratitude to a generous Benefactor and as a tribute to departed worth." Probably sent along with letter to Secretary Samuel P. Langley from U.S. Consul William Henry Bishop in 1904. See Letter of 9 December 1904 in SIA RU 7000, Box 7, Folder 4.

Author

Unknown

Subject

Bishop, William H

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Please note when requesting a reproduction of this image that the negative number, 72-4382, and the digital reference number, 72-4384.tif, are different.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder: 7-B

Contact information

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

Date

c.1896

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

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

Place

Genoa (Italy)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Watercolor
  • Drawing

ID Number

72-4384

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Drawing and Watercolor; Medium: Photographic print

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