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THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION is the result of the philanthropy of an Englishman,
James Smithson, a younger son of the

Duke of Northumberland, who in 1829 bequeathed
a fortune of over $500,000 to the United States. "to found an institution at Washington
for the increase of knowledge." The fund now amounts to over a million. The building
was designed by Renwick, architect of St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

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