Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Volumen16

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Reports for 1884-1886/87 issued in 2 pts., pt. 2 being the Report of the National Museum.
 

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Página 187 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Página 139 - Sciences, the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa.
Página 1 - ... under the direction of the Institution, or procured by offering premiums for the best exposition of a given subject. 2. The treatises should, in all cases, be submitted to a commission of competent judges, previous to their publication. 3. As examples of these treatises, expositions may be obtained of the present state of the several branches of knowledge mentioned in the table of reports.
Página 1 - With reference to the collection of books, other than those mentioned above, catalogues of all the different libraries in the United States...
Página 1 - To carry out the plan before described, a library will be required, consisting, 1st, of a complete collection of the transactions and proceedings of all the learned societies in the world; 2d, of the more important current periodical publications, and other works necessary in preparing the periodical reports.
Página 2 - That hereafter the annual appropriations shall be apportioned specifically among the different objects and operations of the Institution, in such manner as may, in the judgment of the Regents, be necessary and proper for each, according to its intrinsic importance, and a compliance in good...
Página 1 - Congress establishing the Institution contemplated the formation of a library and a museum; and the Board of Regents, including these objects in the plan of organization, resolved to divide the income * into two equal parts. 2. One part to be appropriated to increase and diffuse knowledge by means of publications and researches, agreeably to the scheme before given. The other part to be appropriated to the formation of a library and a collection of objects of nature and of art. 3. These two plans...

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