The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History

RHEES, William J. (ed.)

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This attractive piece of American history contains the will of James Smithson, congressional proceedings in relation to his bequest to the United States, act of Congress establishing the Smithsonian Institution, extracts from the Memoirs of John Quincy Adams, letters relative to the programme of organization, much more.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: The Smithsonian Institution
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1879
  • Place Published: Washington
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 328. xiv, 1013 p. 24 cm. Quarter leather with marbled boards, endpapers, and text block edges. Raised bands on spine. Corners worn and edges worn in places. Stamped "Library of Hannibal Hamlin" on verso of front free endpaper and title page, as well as spine tail.

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