United States National Museum

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United States National Museum:

see Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Institution,
research and education center, mainly at Washington, D.C.; founded 1846 under the terms of the will of James Smithson of London, who in 1829 bequeathed his fortune to the United States to create an establishment for the "increase and diffusion of
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The tapeworm is deposited in the United States National Museum Parasite Collection, Beltsville, Maryland as USNPC 92423.
The United States National Museum, forebear of what we now know as the National Museum of Natural History, was established in 1842, before the Smithsonian Institution.
It should be a house full of ideas," contended George Brown Goode (1851-1896), the scientist, collector, curator, and administrator who guided the Smithsonian Institution's United States National Museum from 1878 until his premature death in 1896.
(29.) Rodris Roth, "Tea Drinking in 18th-Century America: Its Etiquette and Equipage," Bulletin of the United States National Museum 225:14 (1961): 70.
Tim spent much time examining specimens of Central American mammals in collections such as those at the Field Museum, American Museum of Natural History, United States National Museum, and British Museum of Natural History, and was well known by curators there.
texanus deposited in the United States National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.
Williams of the Division of Ichthyology at the United States National Museum of Natural History for attempting to find and specifically identify the 10 specimens of pupfish from Laguna Santa Maria, Chihuahua (USNM 50511).

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