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Page 1 - England, who in 1826 bequeathed his property to the United States of America "to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Page 2 - Institution, to be composed of the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the United States, three members of the Senate, and three members of the House of Representatives, together with six other persons, other than Members of Congress, 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 the same State.
Page 131 - Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the -family of the deceased, and that they be spread upon the records of this society.
Page 119 - To the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: Your executive committee respectfully submits the following report in relation to the funds, receipts, and disbursements of the Institution, and...
Page 43 - The gallery of art, your committee think, should include both paintings and sculpture, as well as engravings and architectural designs; and it is desirable to have in connexion with it one or more studios in which young artists might copy without interruption, being admitted under such regulations as the board may prescribe.
Page 42 - ... of plain and durable materials and structure, without unnecessary ornament, and of sufficient size, and with suitable rooms or halls, for the reception and arrangement, upon a liberal scale, of objects of natural history, including a geological and mineralogical cabinet; also a chemical laboratory, a library, a gallery of art, and the necessary lecture rooms...
Page 78 - Servia, desiring to assure the immediate exchange of the Official Journal as well as of the parliamentary Annals and Documents...
Page 67 - In 1920 and 1921 he served as chairman of the Division of Anthropology and Psychology of the National Research Council, and at various times participated in numerous committees of both the NRC and the Social Science Research Council.
Page 43 - ... of Congress as an exhibition room for the works of artists generally; and the extent and general usefulness of such an exhibition might probably be increased, if an arrangement could be effected with the Academy of Design, the Arts Union, the Artists...
Page 305 - The form of the orange-tree, the cocoa-nut, the palm, the mango, the treefern, the banana, will remain clear and separate; but the thousand beauties which unite these into one perfect scene must fade away; yet they will leave, like a tale heard in childhood, a picture full of indistinct, but most beautiful figures.