Twenty-fifth Congress, 1837–1839:
Bequest considered ...
Message of President Van Buren, December 6, 1838.
Memorial of Prof. Walter R. Johnson..
Memorial of Charles Lewis Fleischmann.
Speeches on application of the bequest..
Bill for disposition of the bequest (Robbins)
Debate on establishment of the Smithsonian Institution
Twenty-sixth ('ongress, 1839-1841:
Bill offered for disposition of the bequest (Adams)..
Estimates of cost of an astronomical observatory.
Statement of investment of Smithson bequest in State stocks
Bill for disposition of the bequest (Linn)
Incorporation or the National Institution...
Bill to establish the Smithsonian Institution (Preston)
Care of Government collections..
Internationa exchanges ...
Twenty-seventh Congress, 1841-1843:
Repeal of act to invest Smithson fund in State stocks.
Message of President Tyler, December 7, 1841 ...
Report of House select committee (Adams)...
Copies of State bonds procured from Smithson fund
Statement of stocks in which the fund was invested.
Bill to establish the Smithsonian Institution (Adams)
United States exploring expedition...
Twenty-eighth Congress, 1843–1845:
Message of President Tyler, December 5, 1843..
Condition of the Smithson fund, January, 1844..
Bonds and stocks purchased from Smithsonian Institution
Interest on stocks .....
Correspondence relative to purchase of stocks
Bill to establish the Institution (Tappan) ...
Report from House select committee (Adams).
Bill to establish the Institution (Adams).
Bill to establish the Institution (Tappan).
Debate on bills to establish the Institution
Twenty-ninth Congress, 1845-1847:
Bill to establish the Institution (Owen).....
Debate in House on establishment of Institution..
Bill to establish the Institution (Morse)
Bill to establish the Institution (Hough), passed
Act to establish the Institution, approved August 10, 1846.
International exchanges .
Catlin Indian gallery
Appointment of Regents.
Purchase of city hall for Smithsonian Institution (proposed)
Report of the Smithsonian Institution
Legislation relative to the Institution and its depenaencies, 1847-1899........
Thirtieth Congress, 1847–1849:
Committee on the Smithsonian Institution