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The Smithsonian Institution 1846-1896 : the history of its first half century

Author: G Brown Goode; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] : [Smithsonian Institution?], 1897.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smithsonian Institution.
Smithsonian Institution 1846-1896.
Washington, 1897
(OCoLC)631790628
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G Brown Goode; Smithsonian Institution.
OCLC Number: 1358769
Description: x, 856 pages : portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface / by the President of the United States --
Introduction / by the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution --
History of the Smithsonian Institution / James Smithson / S.P. Langley --
The founding of the institution, 1835-1846 / G.B. Goode --
The establishment and the board of regents / by G.B. Goode --
The three secretaries / G.B. Goode --
The benefactors / S.P. Langley --
The Smithsonian building and grounds / G.B. Goode --
The Smithsonian library / C. Adler --
The U.S. National Museum / F.W. True --
Bureau of American ethnology / W.J. McGee --
The international exchange system / W.C. Winlock --
The astrophysical observatory S.P. Langley --
The National zoölogical park / F. Baker --
Exploration work of the Smithsonian Institution / F.W. True --
The Smithsonian publications / C. Adler --
Biographical sketch of George Brown Goode / D.S. Jordan --
Appreciations of the work of the Smithsonian institution: Physics / T.C. Mendenhall --
Mathematics / R.S. Woodward --
Astronomy / E.S. Holden --
Chemistry / M. Benjamin --
Geology and mineralogy / W.N. Rice --
Meteorology / M. Benjamin --
Paleontology / E.D. Cope --
Botany / W.G. Farlow --
Zoölogy / T. Gill --
Anthropology / J.W. Fewkes --
Geography / G.G. Hubbard --
Bibliography / H.C. Botton --
The coöperation of the Smithsonian Institution with other institutions of learning / D.C. Gilman --
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 / J.S. Billings --
Relation between the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress / A.R. Spofford --
Appendix: Principal events in the history of the institution / W.J. Rhees --
Index.
Responsibility: ed. by George Brown Goode.

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