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Administrative Records, 1835, 1838, 1846-1865
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Smithsonian Institution Office of the Secretary
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
Smithsonian Institution Administration
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Mixed archival materials
1835, 1838, 1846-1865
Nearly all the Smithsonian's records were destroyed in a fire which damaged the original building in 1865. A few of the records saved are preserved here.
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
These records document several aspects of the Smithsonian's history, most notably the 1854-1855 debate over allocation of the Institution's income.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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