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An Account of the Smithsonian Institution: Its Origin, History, Objects and ...
George Brown Goode
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administration Alexander Graham Bell AMERICA TO FOUND Annual Reports Astro-physical Observatory BEQUEATH THE WHOLE bequest Board of Regents bolometer Bureau of Ethnology Chancellor Chancery Chief Justice City of Washington Courts of Chancery custodian diffusion of knowledge dollars dreds Duke of Northumberland Duke of Somerset Earl Percy educational England establishment explorations fifty financial trusts forcibly recommended FOUND AT WASHINGTON foundation for scientific founder gave hundred Hungerfords of Studley important increase and diffusion Indian international exchanges James Smithson John Quincy Adams knowl known legacy lished Lord Macie Mollusks Museum of Record National Museum nearly object organization original research Photograph physical portion President Professor promote Rhees Royal Society Samuel Pierpont Langley scientific institutions scientific investigation Seymour Sir Hugh Smithson Smithsonian building Smithsonian Institution Smithsonian Park specimens spectroscope spectrum Spencer Fullerton Baird three members tion Treasury United volumes
Page 1889 - Promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.