Handbook of Learned Societies and Institutions: America

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Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1908 - Endowment of research - 592 pages

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Page 6 - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science In different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 40 - AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING MATERIALS EXTRACT FROM CHARTER 1. The name of the proposed corporation is the "American Society for Testing Materials." 2. The corporation is formed for the promotion of knowledge of the materials of engineering, and the standardization of specifications and the methods of testing.
Page 36 - THE PREVENTABLE CAUSES OF DISEASE, INJURY, AND DEATH IN AMERICAN MANUFACTORIES AND WORKSHOPS, AND THE BEST MEANS AND APPLIANCES FOR PREVENTING AND AVOIDING THEM.
Page 400 - I bequeath the whole of my property to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Page 353 - Trustees and Fellows of the College or University, in the English Colony of Rhode Island, and Providence Plantations in New England, in America...
Page 403 - That, in proportion as suitable arrangements can be made for their reception, all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens, belonging or hereafter to belong, to the United States...
Page 358 - Total Eclipse of the Sun, January 1, 1889. A Report of the Observations made by the Washington University Eclipse Party at Norman, California.
Page 400 - Institution", to be composed of the Vice President, the Chief Justice of the United States, and three members of the Senate and three members of the House of Representatives; together with six other persons, other than members of Congress, two of whom shall be resident in the city of Washington; and the other four shall be inhabitants of some State, but no two of them of the same State.
Page 400 - States as ex officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives, and six citizens, "two of whom shall be residents of the city of Washington and the other four shall be inhabitants of some State, but no two of them of the same State.
Page 78 - To elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching, and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States.

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