Report of the National Museum

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1885 - Science
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Page 371 - Key to North American Birds. Containing a concise account of every species of living and fossil bird at present known from the Continent north of the Mexican and United States Boundary...
Page 5 - And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, fossils, and objects of natural history, archieology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer needed for investigations in progress, shall be deposited in the National Museum.
Page 63 - Confederacy had taken steps for issuing letters of marque against the vessels of the northern States. If such is really the case, it is obvious that much inconvenience may be occasioned...
Page 5 - States as ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives, and six citizens, two of whom shall be resident in the City of Washington and the other four shall be inhabitants of some state, but no two of them of the same state.
Page 8 - ... the idea of public education. The three ideas, Record, Research and Education, co-operative and mutually helpful as they are, are essential to the development of every great museum. The National Museum endeavors to promote them all.
Page 150 - The curator of the department having been charged by the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of the American Ornithologists...
Page 8 - No special effort was made to exhibit them to the public or to utilize them, except as a foundation for scientific description and theory. Second, the period from 1857, when the institution assumed the custody of the '•National Cabinet of Curiosities,
Page 170 - A. — On the Distribution of the Fishes of the Alleghany Region of South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, with descriptions of new or little known species.
Page 200 - Echini, one of the largest and most important of its kind in the...
Page 8 - ... student. 3. It is an Educational Museum of the broadest type, by reason of its policy of illustrating by specimens every kind of natural object and every manifestation of human thought and activity, by displaying descriptive labels adapted to the popular mind...

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