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Minutes

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8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
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Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Louis Agassiz

Author:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 39-44 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1886
Call number:
QH31.A2 G73 1886
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_971110

Manual of the botany of the northern United States including the district east of the Mississippi and north of North Carolina and Tennessee, arranged according to the natural system By Asa Gray

Author:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Contributor:
Beadle, Delos W (Delos White) 1823-1905  Search this
Physical description:
703 pages, xx leaves of plates illustrations 22 cm
Type:
Books
Publishers' advertisements
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
1867
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanique  Search this
Call number:
QK117.G75 1867aX
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_942670

A flora of North America containing abridged descriptions of all the known indigenous and naturalized plants growing north of Mexico; arranged according to the natural system By John Torrey and Asa Gray

Author:
Torrey, John 1796-1873  Search this
Author:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Amérique du Nord
Date:
1838
1843
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanique  Search this
Call number:
QK110 .T69Z
QK110.T69Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_944239

Plates prepared between the years 1849 and 1859, to accompany a report on the forest trees of North America

Author:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Illustrator:
Sprague, Isaac 1811-1895  Search this
Lithographer:
Sonrel, Antoine  Search this
Donor:
Lubrecht, Harry 1908-1997 DSI  Search this
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
4 pages, 23 leaves of plates in various foliations (2 folded) : color illustrations, 35 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
Date:
1891
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Call number:
QK481 .G77
QK481.G77
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_53169

Hayden Survey Group, 1877

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Strachey, Richard Sir 1817-1908  Search this
Hayden Survey  Search this
United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1871-1877  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
1877
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Botany  Search this
Explorations and Expeditions  Search this
Hooker, Joseph Dalton  Search this
Strachey, Mrs  Search this
Lambourne, Dr  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Camping--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Standard number:
19660 or MAH-19660
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9835

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (April 29, 1861)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Confederate States of America. Army  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
April 29, 1861
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Postal service  Search this
Packages  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Letters  Search this
History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-0005 and SIA2012-0006 and SIA2012-0007
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13034

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (December 7, 1860)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Colonization Society  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
December 7, 1860
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Slavery  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Letters  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-0008 and SIA2012-0009
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13035

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (November 6-11, 1852)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 6 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
November 6-11, 1852
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Publications  Search this
Books  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Letters  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-0413 and SIA2012-0414 and SIA2012-0415 and SIA2012-0416 and SIA2012-0417 and SIA2012-0418
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13132

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (January 18, 1849)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 7w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 18, 1849
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Expeditions  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Letters  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-0435 and SIA2012-0436
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13133

Asa Gray's Letter to Joseph Henry (December 6, 1852)

Author:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 3; Color: Color; Size: 8 1/4w x 10 1/2h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
December 6, 1852
Topic:
Letters  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Press  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
United States--Politics and government  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-2949 and SIA2012-2950 and SIA2012-2951
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13303
Online Media:

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (April 3, 1851)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
National Institute  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 3 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
April 3, 1851
Topic:
Letters  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Accidents  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-2713 and SIA2012-2714 and SIA2012-2715
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13333

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (March 22, 1870)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Regents Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
National Institute for the Promotion of Science  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 5 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
March 22, 1870
Topic:
Letters  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Political science  Search this
Deaths  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Reports  Search this
Trees  Search this
Funds  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-3100 and SIA2012-3101 and SIA2012-3102 and SIA2012-3103 and SIA2012-3104
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13342

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (May 29, 1870)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 5 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
Europe
Date:
May 29, 1870
Topic:
Letters  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Reports  Search this
Voyages and travels  Search this
United States--Politics and government  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-3105 and SIA2012-3106 and SIA2012-3107 and SIA2012-3108 and SIA2012-3109
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13343

Joseph Henry's Letter to Asa Gray (July, 8, 1868)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Bache, Nancy  Search this
Bache, A. D (Alexander Dallas) 1806-1867  Search this
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Regents Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Coast Survey  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 4 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 6 3/4w x 10h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
July, 8, 1868
Topic:
Letters  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Expenditures, Public  Search this
Science  Search this
Physicists  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-3146 and SIA2012-3147 and SIA2012-3148 and SIA2012-3149
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13348

Excerpt from Joseph Henry's Desk Diary (October 10, 1866)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Darwin, Charles 1809-1882  Search this
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 4; Color: Color; Size: 9w x 11h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Date:
October 10, 1866
Topic:
Evolution (Biology)  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-1210 and SIA2009-1211 and SIA2009-1212 and SIA2009-1213
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13403

Asa Gray to Joseph Henry, letter dated October 7, 1876

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Harvard College (1780- )  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Letter; Medium: Paper
Date:
October 7, 1876
Topic:
Botanical gardens  Search this
Herbaria  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-1214
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14174

Asa Gray

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Regents Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 2.5w x 4h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Card photograph
Type:
Card photograph
Portraits
Date:
c. 1855
Topic:
Botanists  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2009-1252
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12019

Hayden Field Party at La Veta Pass

Subject:
Hayden, F. V (Ferdinand Vandeveer) 1829-1887  Search this
Hooker, Joseph Dalton 1817-1911  Search this
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Gray, Jane Lathrop Loring  Search this
Lamborn, R. H  Search this
Stevenson, James 1840-1888  Search this
Stachy, Richard  Search this
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Colorado
Date:
1877
August 1877
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007177 [SIA2018-055248]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_397114

Portrait of Asa Gray (1810-1888)

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Gray, Asa 1810-1888  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs); 4 x 2.5;
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1876
Before 1876
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Scientists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B27B_037]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403785
Online Media:

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