James Smithson Quotation

ID: 96-1650

Creator: Smithson, James 1765-1829

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1820

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 13

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'Everyman is a valuable member of society who by his observations, researches and experiments procures knowledge for men.' Written by James Smithson, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, date unknown.


Smithson, James 1765-1829


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Reproduced in Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 21. Original appears to have been destroyed in fire of 1865.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 13

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c. 1820

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Color: Black and White; Size: 6w x 4 3/4h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Photographic print

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