Thomas George Hodgkins, by Hardie, Robert Gordon, 1893, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Thomas George Hodgkins, 1803-1892, benefactor of the Smithsonian Institution, left an initial bequest of $200,000 to the Institution for research, especially on the atmosphere. Hodgkins Medal is given in his name. This photograph is of a bust portrait located at the National Portrait Gallery..