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    James Smithson Last Will and Testament


    Read the Last Will and Testament of James Smithson (1765-1826).

    James Smithson was the founder of the Smithsonian Institution, and was a chemist and mineralogist in the late 1700s. He made numerous excursions throughout Europe to collect mineral and ore samples. He was made a member of the Royal Society of London in 1787 only a year after he graduated from college.

    His Will set up a fund which established the Smithsonian Institution.
    Download Type: Microsoft Word
    Last Updated: 14-April-2016
    SKU: 1189