See also:British chemist and mineralogist and founder of the Smithsonian Institution at
See also:Washington, a natural son of Hugh Smithson, 1st duke of
See also:Northumberland, by Mrs
See also:Keate Macie, a granddaughter of
See also:George Hungerford of Studley, was
See also:born in France in 1765 . He was educated at Pembroke
See also:Oxford, where he graduated in 1786, and was known in early
See also:life as
See also:Lewis (or
See also:Louis) Macie . He took the name of James Smithson about the
See also:year 1800 . His
See also:attention was given to chemistry and
See also:mineralogy, and he published analyses of calamines and other papers in the
See also:Annals of , Philosophy and Phil: Trans . The
See also:mineral name smithsonite " was originally given in his
See also:honour by Beudant to
See also:zinc carbonate, but having also been applied to the silicate, the name is now rarely used . In 1784 he accompanied Faujas St Fond in his
See also:journey to the Western Isles, and in the
See also:translation of the Travels in England, Scotland and the
See also:Hebrides (1799) Smithson is spoken of as " M. de Mecies of
See also:London." He was elected F.R.S. in 1787 . He died at Genoa on the 27th of
See also:June 1829 . By his will he bequeathed upwards of £1oe,eoo to the
See also:United States of
See also:America to 'found the Smithsonian Institution . The institution (see below) was founded by
See also:act of Congress on the loth of
See also:August 1846 . " See " James Smithson and his Bequest (with portraits), by W . J . Rhees, and " The Scientific Writings of James Smithson," edited by W .
J . Rhees, Smithsonian Misc .
See also:Coll., vol. xxi . (1879 188o) .
HENRIETTA CONSTANCE SMITHSON (1800-1854)
There are no comments yet for this article.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
Links to articles and home page are encouraged.