Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
601 documents - page 1 of 31

Travels through the states of North America : and the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada during the years 1795, 1796, and 1797 / by Isaac Weld, Jun

Title:
Weld's North America DSI
Illustrator:
Weld, Isaac 1774-1856  Search this
Former owner:
Smithson, James 1765-1829 DSI  Search this
Engraver:
Dadley, J.  Search this
Drayton, J. B.  Search this
Neagle  Search this
Neele, Samuel John 1758-1824  Search this
Scott, John 1774-1827  Search this
Springsguth, Samuel  Search this
Thomson, P.  Search this
Storer, James 1771-1853  Search this
Subject:
Weld, Isaac 1774-1856 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes, [16] folded leaves of plates : illustrations (engravings), maps, plan ; 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Canada
Date:
1807
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E164 .W44 1807
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_91126
Online Media:

A descriptive catalogue of the exhibition, entitled Ancient and Modern Mexico : containing a panoramic view of the present city, specimens of the natural history of New Spain : models of its vegetable produce, habitations, costume, &c. &c. : and of the colossal and enormous idols, the great calendar and sacrificial stones, temples, pyramids, and other existing antique remains : the whole forming the rationally instructive and interesting exhibition, which is now open for public inspection, at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly / by William Bullock

Author:
Bullock, W (William) 1773?-1849  Search this
Former owner:
Smithson, James 1765-1829 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages, [1] folded leaf of plates : illustrations (lithograph) ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs and collections
Place:
Mexico
Mexico City
Mexico City (Mexico)
New Spain
Date:
1824
Topic:
Panoramas  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
F1386 .B85 1824
F1203.5.B93
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_153284
Online Media:

MS 7173 George J. Gibbs Letterbook

Creator:
Gibbs, George J. (George Judson), approximately 1833-  Search this
Correspondent:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Evans, John  Search this
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Hutchings  Search this
Inglis, W.R.  Search this
Lefroy, J.H.  Search this
Musgrave, Anthony, Sir  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Depicted:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Evans, John  Search this
Hutchings, Joseph F.  Search this
Inglis, W.R.  Search this
Lefroy, J.H.  Search this
Musgrave, Anthony, Sir  Search this
Extent:
1 Book
300 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Books
Pages
Letters
Date:
1874-1878
Scope and Contents:
Copies of correspondence between George J. Gibbs and others on a variety of topics, especially anthropological, ornithological, and geneological. Included is corresponsence with Spencer Baird and Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution; John Evans; Joseph Hutchings; W.R. Inglis, "late" president of the Turks and Caicos Islands; J.H. Lefroy, "fomer" governor of Bermuda; Sir Anthony Musgrage, governor of Jamaica; and Joseph Hutchings. Also included are photographs of Baird, Evans, Hutchings, Inglis, Lefroy, and Musgrave; a copy of James Smithson's will; sketches of artifacts; geneological information regarding the original colonists of the Bermudas, and excerpts from other sources.
Arrangement:
chronological
Biographical / Historical:
Virtually no biographical information is available. From the text, a birthdate for George J. Gibbs of ca. 1833 has been deduced. In the manuscript, Gibbs states that his father was the Honorable George Gibbs "of these islands" and that his uncle was William H. Gibbs who died ca. 1876. G.J. Gibbs lived on Grand Turk Island of the British West Indies, at that time a Jamaican dependency, was married, and had children (number unknown). According to the text, he became an invalid due to an illness ca. 1875.
Local Note:
Date of birth determined by extrapolation from text: on page 286, 1878, Gibbs says that for 42 years he knew no illness, but "three years ago" [1875] he became ill from exposure on a hunting trip and has ever since been an invalid. [1875 - 42 years = 1833, hypothetical birth date.]
Other Title:
"A correspondence relative to Ancient Stone Implements etc., etc. between George J. Gibbs of Grand Turk and Caicos Islands, W.I. and John Evans Esquire F.R.S. & F.S.A., Honorary Secretary of the Geological and Numismatic Societies of London etc., etc. (the author of a work established in London in the year 1872 entitled ╩╗Ancient Stone Implements, etc. of Great Britain╩╝) also with Joseph Henry Esquire Secretary and Diretor of the Smithsonian Intitute and of the National Museum of the United States of America at Washington, D.C. and with other partners on various subjects."
Provenance:
B.G.E. St.Aubyn, Windsor House, Cayman Islands, British West Indies gift July, 1973 74-1
Topic:
Archaeology -- Stone tools -- West Indies  Search this
Anthropology -- Indians -- Americas -- West Indies  Search this
Natural history -- Ornithology -- West Indies  Search this
Social history -- geneology -- Bermuda -- West Indies -- England  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7173, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7173
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7173

James Smithson Exhibit, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color slides; 35mm;
Type:
Color transparencies
Date:
1974
June 1974
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F26_004]
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403331
Online Media:

James Smithson Crypt, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Color slides; 35mm;
Type:
Color transparencies
Date:
1974
June 1974
Topic:
Crypts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F26_005]
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_403332
Online Media:

James Smithson Crypt, Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle

Creator:
United States National Museum Photographic Laboratory  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1905
Topic:
Crypts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B31_F32_001]
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_403339
Online Media:

James Smithson Collection

Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Extent:
5.37 cu. ft. (8 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 16x20 box) (3 oversize folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Plates (illustrations)
Art objects
Date:
1796-1951, circa 1974, 1981-1983
Descriptive Entry:
The James Smithson Collection lacks a great deal of his original papers. Richard Rush brought Smithson's personal effects to the United States in 1838, along with the proceeds from his estate. A fire in the Smithsonian building in 1865 destroyed many of the manuscripts originally acquired by the Institution. Correspondence among individuals seeking information on his life constitutes the majority of the collection, but some personal documents remain. These include some of his scientific papers and research notes, correspondence with friends and fellow scholars, and a handwritten draft of his will, all found in Series 1. Photographic copies of images of Smithson, Henry James Hungerford, documents, places, and people involved with some aspect of the Smithsonian are included as well. These appear in all of the six series.

Series 2 contains documents related to securing the Smithson bequest, establishing the Smithsonian Institution, and claims on the estate by would-be heirs. Series 3 consists of research materials on Smithson's life and lineage. Congress debated the purpose for the Smithsonian Institution for over a decade. Debates, bills, amendments, and letters show the questions and opinions surrounding what Smithson meant by "the increase and diffusion of knowledge . . ." Series 2-3 include correspondence, illustrations, charts, books, and letters concerning Smithson's maternal and paternal genealogies which help piece together his family history. Controversy surrounded one particular branch of Smithson's family, the de la Batuts, after the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution.

Series 4 includes information on the steps taken to move Smithson's remains to America. Newspaper clippings about the transfer of Smithson's remains and tomb to America mark a final chapter in the collection. Photographs, letters, and telegrams follow the story from start to finish, and involve men like Samuel P. Langley, Alexander Graham Bell, Richard Rathbun, William Henry Bishop, and Gilbert H. Grosvenor. Series 5 consists of photographs and liknesses of James Smithson, his relatives, and places and objects related to him. It includes a plaster cast and steel plate engravings of Smithson.

William J. Rhees, Joseph Henry, Spencer F. Baird, Samuel P. Langley, S. Dillon Ripley, and others involved with the Smithsonian Institution fervently sought information on Smithson's life for a variety of books, pamphlets, and articles. Circulars and letters from the 1870s and 1880s show the caliber of their search, but unfortunately very few facts surfaced on the founder of the Institution. This correspondence is scattered throughout the collection, but the actual publications which emerged on Smithson and the Smithsonian's beginnings are included in Series 6.
Historical Note:
The birth of James Smithson, founder of the Smithsonian Institution, is thought to be during the year 1765. Born in France, he became a naturalized British citizen around the age of ten. The illegitimate son of Elizabeth Hungerford Keate Macie and Hugh Smithson, 1st Duke of Northumberland, he changed his name as well as his citizenship. After his parents' death, he became known as James Smithson rather than James Macie. On May 7, 1782, he enrolled in Pembroke College, Oxford, and graduated four years later. The natural sciences sparked his interest, and he established a solid reputation as a chemist and mineralogist, despite the lack of quality information available on these topics in the late 1700s. He realized this and worked diligently to collect mineral and ore samples from European countries. Excerpts from his notes show that his excursions often forced him to brave the elements and do without the monetary comforts of his parents. Smithson, although a wealthy man, determined to make a name for himself among scientists without depending upon his heritage. He kept accurate accounts of his experiments and collections and earned the respect of his peers. When the Royal Society of London recognized his scientific abilities and accepted his membership on April 26, 1787, only a year after he graduated from college, he knew his quest and respect for knowledge would yield even greater things. The Society became an outlet for publishing many of his papers, which covered a diverse range of scientific topics, as well as a meeting place for fellow intellectuals like Cavendish, Lavoisier, Arago, Banks, and Fabroni.

James Smithson wrote his Last Will and Testament with the same exactness found in his research notes. He drafted it in 1826 in London, only three years before he died. He died on June 27, 1829, in Genoa, Italy, where he was buried in a British Cemetery. The will entailed his estate to his nephew, Henry James Hungerford, and stated that if his nephew died without an heir the money would go "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 . . ."

In 1835 when Henry James Hungerford died without an heir, his mother, Mary Ann de la Batut, claimed her right to the Smithson estate, due to her previous marriage to Colonel Henry Louis Dickinson, half-brother of James Smithson and father of Henry James Hungerford. The British Courts allotted her an annual allowance until her death in 1861. Marie de la Batut's children from her second marriage had no blood or legal relationship to James Smithson; however, they joined with their spouses and children and persisted over the next few decades to claim various rights to the Smithson estate. George Henry, Emma Kirby, Marie, Charles, and Maurice all contacted the Smithsonian Institution with stories, genealogies, and bargains attempting to convince the Smithsonian administration of their need for and right to the money.

Aaron Vail, charges d'affaires of the United States at London, informed the United States of its right to the Smithson bequest after Hungerford's death. President Andrew Jackson brought the situation before Congress on December 17, 1835, and the government reacted with skepticism. The hesitancy lasted for ten years as Congress contemplated Smithson's motivation for willing such a large sum to a country he never visited. Some considered the bequest "a cheap way of conferring immortality," while others were reluctant to accept such a gift from a foreigner. (Rhees, 1880)

John Quincy Adams liked the idea of a Smithsonian Institution, however, and gathered congressional support for it during the spring of 1836. July 1, 1836, President Jackson commissioned Richard Rush to represent the United State's claim to Smithson's bequest in England. Rush acquired the money, converted it to gold (over $500,000), and brought it to America. Debates ensued and the U. S. Treasury invested the money in Arkansas State Bonds. This investment disturbed John Quincy Adams. Despite their low interest rate, he realized the bonds were untouchable until 1860. Adams spent the last nine months of 1841 trying to access the money. Upon hearing Adams' complaint President John Tyler took action and forced the Treasury to provide the original amount of the bequest plus the appropriate interest on the bonds. In 1846 a final bill passed for the establishment of the Smithsonian Institution.

Another issue began to surface in 1891 when Samuel P. Langley invested in Italian rentes (bonds) for the care of Smithson's grave site in Genoa, Italy. On November 24, 1900, a member of the Committee of the British Burial Ground Association of Genoa informed Langley of a possible need to remove Smithson's remains from the cemetery due to quarrying in the area. William Henry Bishop, U. S. Consul at Genoa, confirmed the impending destruction of the cemetery and offered his assistance along with cost estimates for the transfer of Smithson's remains to the United States. Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, a Regent of the Smithsonian, agreed to accompany the remains from Italy to America as long as the act coincided with Italian and British Law. Dr. Bell and his wife arrived with the remains in Hoboken, New Jersey, on the "Princess Irene" on January 19, 1904. The U. S. S. "Dolphin" then carried the remains to Washington, D.C., where a ceremony in the Main Hall of the Smithsonian Institution Building saluted the founder. Smithson's original tomb was transferred to America later that same year, and the Smithson Mortuary Chapel was constructed in the Smithsonian Institution Building.
Chronology:
1765 -- James Macie was born in France

1775 -- Naturalized British Citizen

1782 -- Enrolled in Pembroke College, Oxford

1786 -- Graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford

1787 -- Member Royal Society

1794 -- Dorothy Percy willed 3,000 pounds to James Macie (believed to be her half bother)

1808 -- Smithson was a prisoner of war in Hamburg and wrote to Sir Joseph Banks for help

1818 -- "A Few Facts Relative to the Colouring Matters of some Vegetables," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

1825 -- "A Method of Fixing Crayon Colors," Annals of Philosophy

1826 -- "On a Balance for Weighing Globules of Metals," The Technical Repository

1826 -- Original draft of Smithson's will

1829 -- Smithson's death in Genoa, Italy

1835 -- Death of Henry James Hungerford (Smithson's nephew)

1835 -- U. S. notified of Smithson's bequest

1835 -- Mary Ann de la Batut (Henry James Hungerford's mother) claimed her right to Smithson's estate

1836 -- Act of Congress accepted Smithson bequest

1838 -- British Chancery Court award Smithson Estate to the United States

1836-1842 -- Congressional debates over what to do with Smithson's bequest

1844 -- "A Memoir on the Scientific Character and Researches of James Smithson," by Walter R. Johnson

1844-1846 -- Congressional Bills and Amendments introduced establishing and defining divisions within the Smithsonian

1845 -- Samuel S. Cox's article for "Brothers" literary society addressed the issue of Smithson's bequest establishing a library or a university

1846 -- Act of Congress established Smithsonian Institution

1859 -- "An Account of the Smithsonian Institution," by William J. Rhees

1865 -- Fire at Smithsonian destroyed most of Smithson's papers

1877-1879 -- George Henry de la Batut claimed his right to the Smithson estate

1878 -- "On the Works and Character of James Smithson," by J. R. McD. Irby

1879 -- "The Scientific Writings of James Smithson," by William J. Rhees

1880 -- "James Smithson and His Bequest," by William J. Rhees

1881 -- "Visitor's Guide to the Smithsonian Institution," by William J. Rhees

1881 -- Emma Kirby de la Batut claimed her right to the Smithson estate

1891 -- Samuel P. Langley allotted money for the care of Smithson's tomb in Genoa, Italy

1892 -- Marie (Mary Ann) de la Batut claimed her right to the Smithson estate (wife of George Henry)

1893 -- Charles and Maurice de la Batut claimed their rights to the Smithson estate

1895 -- Langley placed bronze tablets on Smithson's tomb in Genoa, recognizing him as founder of the Smithsonian Institution

1901 -- "Life of Smithson," by Samuel P. Langley

1903 -- Gilbert H. Grosvenor published newspaper articles advocating the transfer of Smithson's remains to America, due to destruction of cemetery in Genoa

1904 -- Alexander Graham Bell accompanied Smithson's remains to U.S. on the "Princess Irene"

1904 -- "The Removal of the Remains of James Smithson," by Samuel P. Langley

1904 -- Smithson Tomb moved from Italy to U. S.

1905 -- Erection of Smithson Mortuary Chapel on SI grounds
Topic:
Wills  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white photographs
Serials (publications)
Maps
Drawings
Clippings
Books
Illustrations
Manuscripts
Plates (illustrations)
Art objects
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7000
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7000
Online Media:

Folder 7 Maurice de la Batut's claim to the Smithson bequest and correspondence between Samuel P. Langley and Thomas Donaldson over the claim, 1863

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1010

Folder 8 George Henry de la Batut's claim to the Smithson estate, 1877-79; information on Thomas Donaldson's meeting with George Henry, 1879; letters from Spencer F. Baird to George Henry exchanging Smithson relics, 1878-79; Samuel P. Langley's refusal...

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1021

Folder 9 Copies of Emma Kirby de la Batut's letters to the Ministers of France and the U. S. claiming her right to the Smithson estate, 1881

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1032

Folder 10 Copies of reference to Smithson from the records of John D. Enys's grandfather, Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society, 1829 or 1830, and college friend of Smithson, 1884

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1043

Folders 11-13 Research of William J. Rhees, Spencer F. Baird, and Joseph Henry into the life of Smithson; "James Smithson and His Bequest," by Rhees; critique of article and research by Joseph Lemuel Chester in The Academy, 1878-1894

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1055

Folder 14 Photographs of research done by Samuel P. Langley and Cyrus Adler in England on the life of Smithson, 1894; letter from Adler to Harry W. Dorsey about the research, 1908

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1066

Box 5

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1078

Folder 1 Copy of Hugh Smithson's will, 1782, and Dorothy Percy's will, 1794

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1085

Folder 2 B. F. Stevens's genealogy of Smithson's lineage, 1895; excerpt from John Goldworth Alger's, "Napoleon's British Visitors and Captives, 1801-1815"; Samuel P. Langley's organization of Smithson's lineage, undated; Penelope Keate's will, 1764

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 2: DOCUMENTS RELATED TO SECURING THE SMITHSON BEQUEST AND CLAIMS BY WOULD-BE HEIRS, 1764, 1782, 1794, 1829-1895, 1908. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1096

RESEARCH MATERIALS AND CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT SMITHSON'S LIFE AND LINEAGE, 1807-1824, 1853, 1880-1951 AND UNDATED.

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Note:
This series consists of genealogical charts and information on various branches of Smithson's family, correspondence relating to "Life of Smithson" by Secretary Langley; a map of Genoa, Italy; and several drawings of the SI building, James Smithson, Hugh Smithson, Henry James Hungerford, and places James Smithson traveled during his lifetime.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
Identifier:
Record Unit 7000, Series 3
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1109

Box 5

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 3: RESEARCH MATERIALS AND CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT SMITHSON'S LIFE AND LINEAGE, 1807-1824, 1853, 1880-1951 AND UNDATED.
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1123

Folder 3 B. F. Stevens, Spencer F. Baird, Samuel P. Langley, and Cyrus Adler's research correspondence and research into Smithson's life, 1880-1898; "James Smithson," in Putnam's Monthly Magazine, 1853; topographical map of Genoa, Italy, 1885 [Removed ...

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 3: RESEARCH MATERIALS AND CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT SMITHSON'S LIFE AND LINEAGE, 1807-1824, 1853, 1880-1951 AND UNDATED. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1130

Folder 4 W. J. Kirkpatrick's research on Colonel Henry Louis Dickinson, 1880; pedigrees of Smithson's family (oversized), 1894 and undated [Removed to Box 11, Folder 5]; "My Doctors," 1892, and related notes, 1895-1907

Collection Creator::
Smithson, James, 1765-1829  Search this
Container:
Box 5 of 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, James Smithson Collection
See more items in:
James Smithson Collection
James Smithson Collection / Series 3: RESEARCH MATERIALS AND CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT SMITHSON'S LIFE AND LINEAGE, 1807-1824, 1853, 1880-1951 AND UNDATED. / Box 5
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7000-refidd1e1141

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By