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account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, building, operations, etc.

William Jones Rhees

account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, building, operations, etc.

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Published by T. McGill in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smithsonian Institution -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared from the reports of Prof. Henry to the Regents, and other authentic sources.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ11 S8 R5
    The Physical Object
    Pagination58p.
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18597664M

    The Institution has already more complete sets of transactions of learned societies than are to be found in the oldest libraries in the United States, and on this point we speak on the authority of one of the first bibliographers of the day. Only one of the plaques exists today. Te 1ee of 1i1Uf Besides a library, a museum, lectures, etc. It is one of the most imposing rooms in this country, apart even from adaptation to its purposes. Secretary of State.

    This area is now the Visitor's Information and Associates' Reception area. Several of the ocean steam navigation and a portion of our inland forwarding and transportation companies, in acknowledgment for the benefits they have received, as also to mark their high appreciation of the efforts of the Institution to promote knowledge, have carried the freight to and from Washington free of charge. To register the intensity or strength of the magnetic force, another bar magnet is suspended by two parallel silk threads, about an inch apart, descending from two hooks fastened to the under side of a plate attached to the ceiling, or some other support. This story may be used for a library or a museum, or for both, as the wants of the Institution may require.

    He was of a sensitive, retiring disposition; was never married —appeared ambitious of making a name for himself. The amount of these has been very great, as all the United States Geological, Boundary and Railroad Surveys, with the various topographical, military, and naval explorations, have been, to a greater or less extent, ordered to make such collections as would illustrate the physical and natural history features of the regions traversed. Dillon Ripleyopened in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D. Excerpts from his notes show that his field excursions often forced him to brave the elements and do without the upper class comforts known to his parents. In the Museum hall may be seen a meteorite, the largest specimen in this country next to the Texas meteorite at Yale College.


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Account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, building, operations, etc. book

He will revive this civilization in a scholarly work. The visitor will find in the Reading-room, which adjoins the Library, the leading periodicals, and particularly the scientific journals published in the world.

The main building has in the center of its north front two towers, of which the higher reaches an elevation of about feet. We are indebted to the editor of the " Rural New Yorker," for the following remarks relative to this subject, and for the representation of the marble monument recently erected to his memory: When the sad tidings of the death of Andrew Jackson Downing was announced, many hearts were stricken, and many countenances saddened.

The samples that Macie analysed had been sent by Patrick Russellphysician-naturalist in India. He was cosmopolitan in his views, and affirmed that the man of science is of no country-the world is his country, and all men his countrymen. Smithson was nomadic in his lifestyle, travelling throughout Europe.

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Sackler Gallery opened in a new, joint, underground museum between the Freer Gallery and the Smithsonian Castle. Richard Rush, of Pennsylvania, and Senator Pearce, of Maryland, distinguished alike for their devotion to the interests of the Institution, of which they have been Regents from its organization, and for their valuable public services.

This instrument was constructed by Dr. Hanging in this room is an original painting by Bergham, a rural scene the property of Smithson, a marble head of St.

Here may be seen his trunks, umbrella, walking-cane, sword, plume, riding-whip, a set of silver plate, a miniature chemical laboratory which he used when travelling, thermometers. The following rules have been adopted for the distribution of the quarto volumes of the Smithsonian Institution: 1.

Excerpts from his notes show that his field excursions often forced him to brave the elements and do without the upper class comforts known to his parents. Every memoir published is issued with the stamp of approval of a commission of compe tent judges; and, in order to secure a cautious and candid opinion, the name ol the author, and those of the examiners are not made known to each other unless a favorable report is given; and in this case, the names of the commission alt printed, as vouchers for the character of the memoir, on the reverse of the title page.

He studied subjects ranging from coffee making to the use of calamineeventually renamed smithsonitein making brass. The amount of this dip, or variation, varies also in different places, and at different times; and to record these changes a bar is supported in the direction of the magnet north and south, on two knife edges, like the beam of a balance.

First, to determine the variations of direction of the horizontal magnet; a steel bar, strongly magnetized, is suspended by several fibers of untwisted silk, so as to have perfect freedom of motion in the horizontal plane, and from a gas-light, kept perpetually burning, a single ray of light is thrown upon the concave mirror permanently attached to the magnetic bar, and: consequently partaking of its movements.

The liberal price paid by the Lowell Institute, and some of the associations in our large cities, induces men of reputation to devote themselves to the preparation of popular lectures. Calhoun and William Campbell Preston argued that there was no constitutional authority to create a national institution.

The success of this Company is owing to economy in conducting its business, care in its risks, and prudent investments. These communications relate to a great variety of subjects.Anthropology / Archaeology Art / Architecture Aviation / Military / Space History In the Classroom Museum Studies National Air and Space Museum Titles National Museum of African American History and Culture Titles National Museum of American History Titles National Museum of Natural History Titles National Museum of the American Indian Titles.

An Account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, building, operations, etc., prepared from the reports of Prof. Henry to the regents, and other authentic sources Paperback – November 9, by William J. Rhees (Author)Author: William J. Rhees. An account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, building, operations, etc.

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