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James Smithson

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James Smithson crypt, Smithsonian Castle

 

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Who started the Smithsonian Institute? James Smithson and his Castle.

 

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Smithsonian Institution Castle: James Smithson

 

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SMITHSONIAN at 8 Presents James Smithson's Holiday Birthday Ball

 

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Today's Toast - August 10 - James Smithson

James Smithson, MA, FRS was an English chemist and mineralogist. He published numerous scientific papers for the Royal Society during the late 1700s as well as assisted in the development of calamine, which would eventually be renamed after him as "smithsonite". He was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution, which also bears his name.
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