The American Museum of Natural History: Its Origin, Its History, the Growth of Its Departments to December 31, 1909 (Google eBook)

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Irving Press, 1911 - Natural history museums - 148 pages
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Page 13 - New-York, is hereby authorized to contract, erect, and maintain in and upon that portion of the Central Park formerly known as Manhattan Square, or any other public park, square or place...
Page 31 - One million dollars ($1,000,ooo), to constitute a permanent fund, the principal to be invested and kept invested, and the income to be applied and appropriated to the general purposes of the Museum, other than alterations, additions, repairs or erection of buildings, the purchase of land or the payment of salaries, or for labor or for services of any kind, ordinarily considered under the item of maintenance. I wish to explain that I have bequeathed this sum of One million dollars ($1,000,000) to...
Page 13 - Whenever the said corporation shall have raised, or secured by subscription, a sum sufficient in the judgment of the Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Parks in the City of New York...
Page 13 - ... and it shall be the duty of and lawful for the Comptroller of the City of New- York to create and issue in the manner in this Act provided, such additional amounts of a public fund or stock, to be denominated the "Museums of Art and Natural History stock...
Page 30 - York $1,000,000, to constitute a permanent fund, the principal to be invested and kept invested, and the income to be applied and apportioned to the general purposes of the museum, other than alterations, additions, repairs, or erection of buildings, the purchase of land, or the payment of salaries, or for labor or for services of any kind ordinarily considered under the item of maintenance.
Page 22 - The President of the United States, the Governor of the State and the Mayor of the City participated in the ceremonies, which were presided over by Mr.
Page 22 - Central Park has been created, it requires but little strain upon the imagination to conceive of the speedy occupation of all these vacant lots by substantial dwellings, and to picture to ourselves the spot upon which we now stand, known as Manhattan Square, as covered by the proposed Museum of Natural History, costing, ere its final completion, not less than $6,000,000, and embracing a collection of objects of scientific interest second to none other in the world.
Page 31 - ... to The American Museum of Natural History, and that I have made for it the other bequests and provisions contained in my Will because of the fact that I have been identified with the Museum from its Act of Incorporation to the present time. I have been its President since 1882. Since that time I have devoted a great part of my life, my time, my thoughts and my attention to its interests. I believe it to be today one of the most effective agencies which exist in The City of New York for furnishing...
Page 12 - Commissioners appreciating the views you so kindly express entirely concur in the desirability of the establishment of a Museum in the Park, that shall become an aid in the Great Educational System of the city, concentrate and develop Scientific efforts in all departments of Natural History, and at the same time be an instructive and acceptable resort for the people of the city, and for the throng of strangers that visit it.

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