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Poor James Smithson’s Restless Corpse

The picture above is of William Henry Bishop, US C...  ...nsul in Genoa Italy in 1904, holding the skull of James Smithson . Smithson was the English scientist whose fortune was beaqu... fortune was beaqueathed to the US to found the Smithsonian Institution. We posted abo...
When Congress Looked James Smithson's Gift Horse in the Mouth

Have you ever wondered about the person the Smithsonian Institution was named after? It’s a rather...  ...s named after? It’s a rather peculiar story. James Smithson (1765-1829) was a well-to-do English scientist wh..., to found at Washington, under the name of the Smi...
The Smithsonian By The Numbers

The following is reprinted from Uncle Joh...  ...ohn's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into History Again Smithsonian Castle in Washington Mall, in HDR by jculverhouse...  ...story until you've experienced the wonders of the Smithsonian Institution. Ironically, the Smithsonian came in...
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