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Act establishing the Smithsonian Institution, August 10, 1846

1846-08-10

Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle

Smithsonian Institution Building, The Castle

SUBJECT:
Smithsonian Institution Establishment of
29th Congress, Session 1, 1846
DATE:
August 10, 1846
CATEGORY:
Chronology of Smithsonian History
NOTES:
Image is of Act establishing the Smithsonian Institution, August 10, 1846, Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 96-1652.
Marc Rothenberg, ed. The Papers of Joseph Henry, The Princeton Years, January 1844 - December 1846, vol. 6. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, p. 463.
SUMMARY:
Years of debate over the terms of James Smithson's 1826 bequest to the United States result in the passage of the "Act to Establish the 'Smithsonian Institution,' for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge among Men," Public Law 76, 29th Congress, 1st Session.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
TOPIC:
Smithson Bequest
DATA SOURCE:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

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  • Title: Act establishing the Smithsonian Institution, August 10, 1846
  • Date Created: 1846-08-10
  • Subject Keywords: James Smithson, Founding of the Smithsonian Institution

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