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THE

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO ITS ORIGIN

AND HISTORY.

1835-1899.

COMPILED AND EDITED BY

WILLIAM JONES RHEES.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

Vol. II–1887–1899.
FIFTIETH CONGRESS TO FIFTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

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CONTENTS OF VOLUMES I AND II.

Page.

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PART 1.

Will of James Smithson (made October 23, 1826; proved June 27, 1829) ...... 5

Correspondence between attorneys in England, the Department of State,

Richard Rush, etc., relative to the bequest of Smithson (July 21, 1835–

December 3, 1838)..........

........ 7-111

The case of the United States Government against the English Government in

the court of chancery to obtain the bequest..
Opinion of the English counsel...

.........
Decree in chancery awarding Smithson's bequest to the United States, May

12, 1838...

Account of costs of the suit.....

Account of expenses of Richard Rush..........

Schedule of the personal effects of Smithson....

Smithson bequest paid into the Treasury of the United States ....

Residuary bequest of Smithson (May 16, 1861-February 22, 1867).

Increase of the Smithson fund:

Hamilton fund (February 24, 1874).........

Habel lund (March 15, 1880). ....

120
Hodgkins fund (October 22, 1891-May 19, 1894)......
Other bequests and gifts to the Institution:
Avery fund (1894)....

121
Kidder bequest (1889)..............

121
Bell gift (1891)....

121

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120

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