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The Smithsonian Institution

  • 1929
New York: Smithsonian Institution Series, Inc.
  • Part of the plates accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress.

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New York: Smithsonian Institution Series, Inc.
Description of Original
330 p. : col. front., 104 pl. on 67 l. (part col.; incl. ports., facsims.) ; 24 cm.
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Available Contents

  1. The patron's edition of the Smithsonian scientific series
  2. [Series title page]
  3. [Title Page]
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
  6. Contents
  7. Illustrations
  8. Part I: A bird's-eye view of the Smithsonian and a visit to its halls
  9. Chapter I: What is the Smithsonian
  10. Chapter II: The United States National Museum
  11. Chapter III: How the National Museum originated
  12. Chapter IV: Reservoirs and streams of knowledge
  13. Chapter V: Measuring life-giving sun rays
  14. Chapter VI: Our National Zoo
  15. Chapter VII: Preserving the vanishing story of the Indians
  16. Chapter VIII: The National Gallery of Art
  17. Chapter IX: The Smithsonian's greatest private trust- The Freer Gallery of Art
  18. Chapter X: What people want to know
  19. Chapter XI: What the Smithsonian publishes
  20. Chapter XII: Exploring to the ends of the Earth
  21. Part II: The beginnings of the Smithsonian Institution
  22. Chapter XIII: James Smithson and his will
  23. Chapter XIV: Richard Rush and the gold
  24. Chapter XV: How congress established the Smithsonian
  25. Chapter XVI: Eight great regents
  26. Chapter XVII: Four great secretaries
  27. Chapter XVIII: The beginnings of the Weather Bureau
  28. Chapter XIX: The origin of the Bureau of Fisheries
  29. Chapter XX: Recent Smithsonian activities
  30. Conclusion
  31. Index