Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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Vols for 1849-1963/64 include "General appendix to the Smithsonian report" (varies slightly)

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Page 26 - Tables and Results of the Precipitation, in Rain and Snow, in the United States, and at some stations in adjacent parts of North America, and in Central and South America.
Page 180 - An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, and for other purposes...
Page 643 - If you are, tell us so; that those of our nation who have become your children, and have determined to die so, may know what to do. In this case, one chief has said, he would ask you to put him out of his pain.
Page 623 - It is longest on the meridian, its diameter in that direction being about 270 feet. On the top is a nearly level area of about an acre, the average height of which is 50 feet above the base. A broad ramp...
Page viii - ... shall be laid out under the direction of a Joint Committee of Congress upon the Library, to consist of three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives.
Page 180 - That all the archives, records, and materials relating to the Indians of North America, collected by the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region, shall be turned over to the Smithsonian Institution, that the work may be completed and prepared for publication under its direction...
Page 182 - An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth...
Page 516 - On the evolution of language, as exhibited in the specialization of the grammatic processes, the differentiation of the parts of speech, and the integration of the sentence ; from a study of Indian languages, by JW Powell. P. 1-16. Sketch of the mythology of the North American Indians, by JW Powell. P. 17-56. Wyandot government: a short study of tribal society, by JW Powell.
Page 205 - Bessemer converter; 146 times that of a calcium-light; 3'4 times that of an electric arc. Brightness of a point on the sun's limb compared with that of a point near the center of the disk, 25 per cent. Heat received per minute from the sun upon a square metre, perpendicularly exposed to the solar radiation, at the upper surface of the earth's atmosphere (the solar constant), 25 calories.
Page 179 - That it shall be lawful to transmit through the mail, free of postage, any letters, packages, or other matters relating exclusively to the business of the Government of the United States: Provided, That every such letter or package to entitle it to pass free shall bear over the words

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