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The Smithsonian institution,

Author: Webster Prentiss True
Publisher: [New York], [Smithsonian institution series, Inc.], [©1934]
Series: Smithsonian scientific series, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
True, Webster Prentiss, b. 1892.
Smithsonian institution.
[New York, Smithsonian institution series, Inc., ©1934]
(OCoLC)748989610
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Webster Prentiss True
OCLC Number: 1057760
Notes: Part of the plates accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress.
Description: 8 preliminary leaves, 330 pages color frontispiece, 104 plates (some color ; including portraits, facsimiles) on 67 leaves 24 cm.
Contents: Pt.I. A bird's-eye view of the Smithsonian and a visit to its halls. What is the Smithsonian? ; The United States National Museum ; How the National Museum originated ; Reservoirs and streams of knowledge ; Measuring life-giving sun rays ; Our National Zoo ; Preserving the vanishing story of the Indians ; The National Gallery of Art ; The Smithsonian's greatest private trust, The Freer Gallery of Art ; What people want to know ; What the Smithsonian publishes ; Exploring to the ends of the Earth --
Pt.II. The beginnings of the Smithsonian Institution. James Smithson and his will ; Richard Rush and the gold ; How Congress established the Smithsonian ; Eight great regents ; Four great secretaries ; The beginnings of the Weather Bureau ; The origin of the Bureau of Fisheries.
Series Title: Smithsonian scientific series, v. 1.
Responsibility: by Webster Prentiss True.

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