A Memorial of George Brown Goode: Together with a Selection of His Papers on Museums and on the History of Science in America, Part 2

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901 - 515 pages
 

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Contents

Memoir of George Brown Goode By Samuel Pierpont Langley
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Meriwether Lewis 17741809 explorer From an engraving by Strick
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Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel 18091862 astronomer From an engraving
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MuseumHistory and Museums of History
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Thomas Nuttall 17861859 naturalist From an engraving by Thom
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John Grubb Parke 18271900 army explorer From an engraving
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The Genesis of the United States National Museum
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Thomas Say 17871834 naturalist From an engraving by Hoppner
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De Witt Clinton 17691828 chief promoter of the Erie Canal From
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George Hammell Cook 18181889 state geologist of New Jersey From
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Darius Nash Couch 18221897 army explorer From an engraving
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Charles Patrick Daly 18161899 geographer From a photograph
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James Dwight Dana 18131895 geologist From an engraving
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engraving by Freeman
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James Buchanan Eads 18201887 civil engineer From an engraving by A H Ritchie
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Amos Eaton 17761842 botanist From an engraving by A H Ritchie
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Andrew Ellicott 17581820 Estronomer and civil engineer From a photograph of a painting
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George William Featherstonhaugh 17801866 explorer and geologist From a photograph
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William Ferrell 18171891 meteorologist From a photograph
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John Reinhold 17291798 and John George 17541794 Forster natu ralists From an engraving by D Berger
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Benjamin Franklin 17061790 scientist From an etching by Albert Rosenthal of the painting by C W Peale
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The Principles of Museum Administration
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John Charles Frémont 18131890 army explorer From an engraving by T Knight of a photograph
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George Gibbs 18151873 ethnologist From a photograph
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James Melville Gilliss 18111865 astronomer From a photograph
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Augustus Addison Gould 18051866 conchologist From an engraving by Wright Smith
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Asa Gray 18101888 botanist From a wood engraving by G Kruell
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Jacob Green 17901841 chemist From an engraving by J Sartain of a painting by H Bridgport
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Arnold Guyot 18071884 geographer From a photograph
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Stephen Hales 16771761 botanist From a steel engraving
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Charles Frederic Hartt 18401878 naturalist and explorer From a wood cut engraving of a photograph
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Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler 17701843 first superintendent of the U S Coast Survey From a photograph of a painting
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Isaac Israel Hayes 18321881 Arctic explorer From an engraving by Jackman
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Joseph Henry 17991878 first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
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The Museums of the Future
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Isaac Lea 17921886 conchologist From an etching by S J Ferris
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Charles Willson Peale 17411827 artist From a painting by himself
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Rembrandt Peale 17781860 artist From a painting by Thomas Sully
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Benjamin Peirce 18091880 mathematician From a photograph
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Timothy Pickering 17451829 statesman From an engraving by T
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Zebulon Montgomery Pike 17791813 army explorer From an engrav
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The Beginnings of Natural History in America
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Samuel Purchas 15771628 author of Purchas his pilgrimage lrom
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Constantine Samuel Rafinesque 17841842 naturalist From a wood
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William C Redfield 17891857 meteorologist From an engraving
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Charles Valentine Riley 18431895 entomologist From a photograph
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David Rittenhouse 17321796 astronomer From an engraving by J
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John Rodgers 18121882 naval explorer From an engraving by A
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Henry Darwin Rogers 18081866 geologist From an engraving
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William Barton Rogers 18041882 founder of Massachusetts Institute
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The Beginnings of American Science
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James Edward Smith 17591828 botanical writer From a photograph
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Jakob Steendam 16161662 poet and naturalist From a lithograph
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Isaiah Thomas 17491831 founder of the Antiquarian Society
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Benjamin Thompson Count Rumford 17531814 chemist and physi
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John Torrey 17961873 botanist From a lithograph
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John Tradescant 16081662 traveler and naturalist From a reproduc
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William Petit Trowbridge 18281892 civil and mechanical engineer
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Stephen Van Rensselaer 17651839 founder of the Van Rensselaer
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Garcilaso de la Vega 15391616 Peruvian historian From an early
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Benjamin Waterhouse 17541846 physician From an engraving
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The First National Scientific Congress Washington April 1844 and its Con
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David Ames Wells 18281898 political economist From an engraving
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William Dwight Whitney 18271894 philologist From an engraving
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The Published Writings of George Brown Goode By Randolph Iltyd Geare
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Hugh Williamson 17351819 promoter of scientific enterprises From
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Alexander Wilson 17661813 ornithologist From an old engraving
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Caspar Wistar 17611818 professor of anatomy From an engraving
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Jeffries Wyman 18141874 comparative anatomist From an engrav
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Page 374 - A strange fish! Were I in England now, as once I was, and had but this fish painted, not a holiday fool there but would give a piece of silver. There would this monster make a man. Any strange beast there makes a man. When they will not give a doit to relieve a lame beggar, they will lay out ten to see a dead Indian.
Page 339 - ... different kinds; the adaptation and value of grasses and forage plants; the composition and digestibility of the different kinds of food for domestic animals; the scientific and economic questions involved in the production of butter and cheese; and such other researches or experiments bearing directly on the agricultural industry of the United States as may in each case be deemed advisable, having due regard to the varying conditions and needs of the respective States and Territories.
Page 320 - Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
Page 338 - If any portion of the fund invested, as provided by the foregoing section, or any portion of the interest thereon, shall, by any action or contingency be diminished or lost, it shall be replaced by the State to which it belongs...
Page 339 - An act to establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the colleges established in the several states, under the provisions of an act approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of the acts supplementary thereto.
Page 337 - That there be granted to the several States, for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, an amount of public land, to be apportioned to each State a quantity equal to 30,000 acres for each Senator and Representative in Congress to which the States are respectively entitled by the apportionment under the census of 1860: Provided, That no mineral lands shall be selected or purchased under the provisions of this act.
Page 91 - 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.
Page 273 - American Revolution with those of the late American war. The American war is over: but this is far from being the case with the American revolution. On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the great drama is closed.
Page 340 - That whenever it shall appear to the Secretary of the Treasury from the annual statement of receipts and expenditures of any of said stations that a portion of the preceding annual appropriation remains unexpended, such amount shall be deducted from the next succeeding annual appropriation to such station, in order that the amount of money appropriated to any station shall not exceed the amount actually and necessarily required for its maintenance and support.
Page 392 - Mid the wild wastes of Louisianian bogs; Or, where Ohio rolls his turbid stream, Dig for huge bones, thy glory and thy theme.

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