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Corporate Author Smithsonian Institution.

Title The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896 [microform] : the history of its first half century / edited by George Brown Goode.

Imprint Washington, 1897.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Basement Library of American Civilization Microfiche Cabinets  LAC 12640.    ---  Available
Description x, 856 p. : plans, plates, ports.
Series Library of American civilization ; LAC 12640.
Contents Preface, by the President of the United States -- Introduction, by the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution -- History of the Smithsonian Institution: I. James Smithson, by S.P. Langley -- II. The founding of the institution, 1835-1846, by G.B. Goode -- III. The establishment and the board of regents, by G.B. Goode -- IV. The three secretaries, by G.B. Goode -- V. The benefactors, by S.P. Langley -- VI. The Smithsonian building and grounds, by G.B. Goode -- VII. The Smithsonian library, by C. Adler -- VIII. The U.S. National Museum, by F.W. True -- IX. Bureau of American ethnology, by W.J. McGee -- X. The international exchange system, by W.C. Winlock -- XI. The astrophysical observatory, by S.P. Langley -- XII. The National zoological park, by F. Baker -- XIII. Exploration work of the Smithsonian Institution, by F.W. True -- XIV. The Smithsonian publications, by C. Adler -- XV. Biographical sketch of George Brown Goode, by D.S. Jordan.
Appreciations of the work of the Smithsonian institution -- I. Physics, by T.C. Mendenhall -- II. Mathematics, by R.S. Woodward -- III. Astronomy, by E.S. Holden -- IV. Chemistry, by M. Benjamin -- V. Geology and mineralogy, by W.N. Rice -- VI. Meteorology, by M. Benjamin -- VII. Paleontology, by E.D. Cope -- VIII. Botany, by W.G. Farlow -- IX. Zoology, by T. Gill -- X. Anthropology, by J.W. Fewkes -- XI. Geography, by G.G. Hubbard --XII. Bibliography, by H.C. Botton -- XIII. The cooperation of the Smithsonian Institution with other institutions of learning, by D.C. Gilman -- XIV. The influence of the Smithsonian Institution upon the development of libraries, the organization and work of societies and the publication of scientific literature in the United States, by J.S. Billings -- XV. Relation between the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress, by A.R. Spofford -- Appendix: Principal events in the history of the institution, comp. by W.J. Rhees -- index.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 12640)
Subject Smithsonian Institution -- History.
Added Author Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896.

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