The Smithsonian Institution: 1835-1887 (twenty-fourth Congress to forty-ninth Congress)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901

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Página 270 - I mean stock to remain in this country, to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Página 586 - There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
Página 441 - Institution", to be composed of the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three Members of the Senate and three Members of the House of Representatives; together with six other persons, other than Members of Congress, two of whom shall be resident in the city of Washington; and the other four shall be inhabitants of some State, but no two of them of the same State.
Página 425 - President of the United States, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of "War, the Secretary of the Navy, the Postmaster General, the Attorney General, the Chief Justice, and the Commissioner of the Patent Office of the United States, and the Mayor of the city of Washington, during the time for which they shall hold their respective offices, and such other persons as they may elect honorary members...
Página 420 - That, so soon as the Board of Regents shall have selected the said site [for a building], they shall cause to be erected a suitable building, of plain and durable materials and structure, without unnecessary ornament, and of sufficient size, and with suitable rooms or halls, for the reception and arrangement, upon a liberal scale, of objects of natural history, including a geological and mineralogical cabinet ; also a chemical laboratory, a library, a gallery of art, and the necessary lecture rooms...
Página 343 - That not to know at large of things remote From use, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life, Is the prime wisdom...
Página 554 - And the said regents shall make, from the interest of said fund, an appropriation, not exceeding an average of twenty-five thousand dollars annually, for the gradual formation of a library, composed of valuable works pertaining to all departments of human knowledge.
Página 875 - ... fees or charges, under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe : Provided, That all such articles as...
Página 323 - That, in proportion as suitable arrangements can be made for their reception, all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens, belonging, or hereafter to belong, to the United States, which may be in the city of Washington...
Página 853 - ... to fill the vacancies caused by the expiration of the terms of those going out of office in such year.

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