Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During the Year Ending June 30 ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1891

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Page 634 - But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
Page 634 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Page 417 - The museum of the past must be set aside, reconstructed, transformed from a cemetery of bric-a-brac into a nursery of living thoughts.
Page 7 - The Regents of the Smithsonian Institution are authorized to permit said Association to deposit its collections, manuscripts, books, pamphlets, and other material for history...
Page 422 - The museum of the future in this democratic land should be adapted to the needs of the mechanic, the factory operator, the day laborer, the salesman, and the clerk, as much as to those of the professional man and the man of leisure.
Page 861 - That, in proportion as suitable arrangements can be made for their reception, all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens, belonging or hereafter to belong, to the United States...
Page 625 - They never fly, their wings are too little to support the weight of their bodies ; they serve only to beat themselves, and flutter when they call one another. They will whirl about for twenty or thirty times together on the same side, during the space of four or five minutes. The motion of their wings makes then a noise very like that of a rattle, and one may hear it two hundred paces off. The bone of their wing grows greater towards the extremity, and forms a little round mass under the feathers,...
Page 162 - Congress composed of ten members, five to be appointed by the President of the Senate and five by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Page 187 - October 7, 1838," that the President of the United States may, in his discretion, make an order directing that any documents, papers, maps, not original, books, or other exhibits which properly and pertinently relate to the establishment of civil government in the territory northwest of the Ohio River, may be sent upon an Executive order from any of the several Departments in said act named, or...
Page 67 - List of diatoraacere from a deep-sea dredging in the Atlantic Ocean off Delaware Bay by the US Fish Commission steamer Albatross. By Albert Mann. Wash., 1893. 8░. (10) p. (Proceedings, no. 937.) [3] — Lists of institutions and foreign and domestic libraries to which it is desired to send future publications of the Museum. Wash., 1891. 8░. (88) p. [3] - The methods of fire-making. By Walter Hough. Wash., 1892. 8░. (16) p. Illus. [3] — Note on the wall-eyed pollack, pollachius chalcogrammus...

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