Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Página 9 - I mean stock to remain in this country, 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 among men.
Página 446 - Results of Meteorological Observations made under the direction of the United States Patent Office, and the Smithsonian Institution from the year 1854 to 1859, inclusive.
Página 11 - Some of the reports may be published annually, others at longer intervals, as the income of the institution, or the changes in the branches of knowledge, may indicate. 2. The reports are to be prepared by collaborators, eminent in the different branches of knowledge.
Página 9 - These two objects should not be confounded with one another. The first is to enlarge the existing stock of knowledge by the addition of new truths; and the second, to disseminate knowledge, thus increased, among men. G. The will makes no restriction in favor of any particular kind of knowledge ; hence all branches are entitled to a share of attention.
Página 13 - With reference to the collection of books, other than those mentioned above, catalogues of all the different libraries in the United States should be procured, in order that the valuable books first purchased may be such as are not to be found in the United States.
Página 431 - Report of the Organization Committee of the Smithsonian Institution, with the resolutions accompanying the same and adopted by the Board of Regents ; also, the Will of the testator, the Act accepting the bequest, and the Act organizing the Institution.
Página 11 - Institution of statistical inquiries with reference to physical, moral, and political subjects ; 5. Historical researches, and accurate surveys of places celebrated in American history ; 6. Ethnological researches, particularly with reference to the different races of men in North America; also, explorations and accurate surveys of the mounds and other remains of the ancient people of our country.
Página 436 - Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, to the Senate and House of Representatives, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution during the year 1847.
Página 435 - January, 1852. 4to., pp. 152, 12 colored plates of 29 figures. (SC in.) 33. The Law of Deposit of the Flood Tide : its Dynamical Action and Office.
Página 307 - But the aqueous vapor takes up the motion of the ethereal waves, and becomes thereby heated, thus wrapping, the earth like a warm garment, and protecting its surface from the deadly chill which it would otherwise sustain.

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