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The Resource The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian, Nina Burleigh

The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian, Nina Burleigh

Label
The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian
Title
The stranger and the statesman
Title remainder
James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian
Statement of responsibility
Nina Burleigh
Title variation
Making of America's greatest museum, the Smithsonian
Title variation remainder
James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of Americas greatest museum: The Smithsonian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the life of English naturalist James Smithson, discussing his origins as the bastard son of the first Duke of Northumberland, his university years, his passion for minerals, his imprisonment, and the collection and fortune he left to the United States
Summary
A portrait of the naturalist who founded the Smithsonian Institute notes the fierce political and interpersonal battles that nearly prevented the museum's establishment and recounts the intervention of such individuals as John Quincy Adams that enabled its recovery. 35,000 first printing
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
186612
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burleigh, Nina
Dewey number
069/.09753
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q11
LC item number
.B97 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Smithson, James
  • Adams, John Quincy
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian
Label
The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian, Nina Burleigh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-298)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Choosing science
  • 5.
  • Discoveries and revolutions
  • 6.
  • Gift
  • 7.
  • 105 sacks of gold
  • 8. "A rattlesnake's fang"
  • 9.
  • For the increase and diffusion of knowledge
  • Acknowledgments
  • 10.
  • Smithson mystery
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 1.
  • Body snatchers
  • 2.
  • Duke and the widow
  • 3.
  • Nobody's child
  • 4.
Control code
16840839
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060002411
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, photograph, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm52431023
Label
The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian, Nina Burleigh
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-298)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Choosing science
  • 5.
  • Discoveries and revolutions
  • 6.
  • Gift
  • 7.
  • 105 sacks of gold
  • 8. "A rattlesnake's fang"
  • 9.
  • For the increase and diffusion of knowledge
  • Acknowledgments
  • 10.
  • Smithson mystery
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • 1.
  • Body snatchers
  • 2.
  • Duke and the widow
  • 3.
  • Nobody's child
  • 4.
Control code
16840839
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060002411
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
facsimiles, photograph, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm52431023

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