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James Smithson and his bequest.

by William Jones Rhees

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Published by Smithsonian Institution. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smithson, James, 1765-1829,
  • Smithsonian Institution -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy William J. Rhees.
    SeriesSmithsonian miscellaneous collections., [Publication] 330
    ContributionsSmithsonian Institution.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ143.S6 R5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 68 p. 2 pl. (1 fold.) 5 port., facsims. (1 fold)
    Number of Pages68
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6585666M
    LC Control Number16006903
    OCLC/WorldCa1376782

      The institution was foisted on the country by an outsider, an obscure British mineralogist who left a mysterious bequest. James Smithson never set foot in America, and there is little evidence. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, First Edition. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, Fine disbound extract from the ANNUAL REPORT OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. pp A history of the initial bequest for the founding.

    The Stranger and The Statesmen by Nina Burleigh has the subtitle "James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's Greatest Museum, The Smithsonian." There is precious little John Quincy Adams in the book. JQA saw the Smithson bequest as an opportunity to fulfill one of his presidential goals: to build an observatory/5(49). James Smithson and His Bequest (Classic Reprint): : Rhees, William J.: Libros en idiomas extranjerosFormat: Tapa blanda.

      James Smithson: biography – 27 June James Smithson, FRS, M.A. (ca. – 27 June ) was a British chemist and mineralogist. He was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution. Smithson was the illegitimate child of the 1st Duke of Northumberland, and was born James Lewis Macie, in secret in Paris.   On J , English chemist and mineralogist James Smithson passed away, whose bequest of substantial funds in his will established the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge”, despite having never visited the United States.. James Smithson – Early Years. James Smithson was the illegitimate son of Sir Hugh Smithson, later .


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