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September 22 Hodgkins gift

SI Receives Hodgkins Gift for Studies of Atmosphere

 

SI Receives Hodgkins Gift for Studies of Atmosphere

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Year: 
1891
Month: 
september
Day: 
22
Date: 
Tue, 1891-09-22
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A gift of $200,000 is received from Thomas George Hodgkins of Setauket, New York, to be used, in part, for studies of the atmosphere in relation to human health. At Mr. Hodgkins death in November 1892, additional gifts are left by will to the Smithsonian. On October 25, 1893, the bequest of $42,000 in West Shore Railroad bonds is received. In May 1894, an additional $8,000 is received.