Historical Sketch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Its Objects and Present Organization

Historical Sketch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Its Objects and Present Organization

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...who was also appointed Chairman of the Government Board. On March 22, 1897, Dr. Dabney was succeeded in the office of Assistant Secretary by Col. J. H. Brigham, of Ohio, for several years master of the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry. Erection of smaller structures.--Immediately after this an appropriation of $25,000 for a building for the storage and distribution of seeds was made, and the brick structure just southeast of the main building was put up. It was occupied by the Seed Division on the first floor and the Division of Statistics on the second; but when, under Secretary Morton, the distribution of seed was taken away from Washington, the lower story of the building was given to the Divisions of Entomology and Biological Survey. In 1879 an appropriation of $1,500 was made for the building of the stable and in 1883, $2,500 for an additional greenhouse. In 1897 provision was made for the erection of a lire-proof building at a cost not to exceed $3,000. This was put up near the south entrance to the grounds at a cost of $1,650.66. It furnishes safe storage for important books and records. The majority of the other structures on the ground were built by the carpenter, Mr. Halley, from the Department contingent fund. In all uot more than $210,000 appears to have been expended for the Department buildings. When the main building was erected there were four divisions of the Department work, employing, all told, 50 persons. There are now employed at and near this original structure about 550 persons. They are accommodated, as far as possible, in the Government buildings, but for those that are crowded out, private houses are rented in the residence portion of the city adjacent, at an annual cost of $4,020. This represents at least...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541073
  • 9781236541079