Report on the Progress and Condition of the U. S. National Museum for the Year Ending 30, 1911 (Classic Reprint)

Report on the Progress and Condition of the U. S. National Museum for the Year Ending 30, 1911 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Report on the Progress and Condition of the U. S. National Museum for the Year Ending 30, 1911 The Congress of the United States, in the act Of August 10, 1846, founding the Smithsonian Institution, recognized that an opportun ity was afforded, in carrying out the large-minded design Of Smith son, to provide for the custody of the museum of the Nation. To this new establishment was therefore intrusted the care Of the national collections, a course that time has fully justified. In the beginning the cost of maintaining the museum side of the Institution's work was wholly paid from the Smithsonian income; then for a time the Government bore a share, and during the past 35 years Congress has voted the entire funds for the expenses of the Museum, thus furthering one of the primary means for the in crease and diffusion of knowledge among men without encroaching upon the resources of the Institution. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243139918
  • 9780243139910