Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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The Institution, 1911
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Page 173 - No right to the use of water for land in private ownership shall be sold for a tract exceeding one hundred and sixty acres to any one landowner, and no such sale shall be made to any landowner unless he be an actual bona fide resident on such land, or occupant thereof residing in the neighborhood of said land, and no such right shall permanently attach until all payments therefor are made.
Page 106 - The knowledge that the head of the most prominent scientific institution of America believed in the possibility of human flight •was one of the influences that led us to undertake the preliminary investigations that preceded our active work. He recommended to us the books which enabled us to form sane ideas at the outset. It was a helping hand at a critical time, and we shall always be grateful.
Page 3 - President of the United States. Chancellor.— Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States. Members of the Institution.— William H. Taft, President of the United States; James S. Sherman, Vice-President of the United States; Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States; Philander C. Knox, Secretary of State; Franklin MacVeagh, Secretary of the Treasury; Jacob M.
Page 173 - ... shall give public notice of the lands irrigable under such project and limit of area per entry, which limit shall represent the acreage which, in the opinion of the Secretary, may be reasonably required for the support of a family upon the lands in question...
Page 589 - ... (Quid loquar de ceteris nationibus, cum ipse adolescentulus in Gallia viderim Atecottos, gentem Britannicam, humanis vesci carnibus? Et cum per silvas porcorum greges et armentorum pecudumque reperirent, pastorum nates et feminarum papillas solere abscindere et eas solas ciborum delicias arbitrari?) Nobody will maintain that such customs can be ascribed to Indo-Europeans.
Page 202 - SEC. 2. That the withdrawal of water from the Mississippi River and the discharge of water Into the said river, for the purpose of operating the said power stations and appurtenant works, shall be under the direction and control of the Secretary of War...
Page 110 - The object of the GENERAL APPENDIX to the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution is to furnish brief accounts of scientific discovery in particular directions; reports of investigations made by collaborators of the Institution; and memoirs of a general character or on special topics that are of interest or value to the numerous correspondents of the Institution.
Page 85 - Lyons. Pages 481-503, with 5 plates. 1905. Heredity, and the Origin of Species. By Daniel Trembly MacDougal. Pages 505-523, with 1 plate. 1906. Cactacese of Northeastern and Central Mexico, together with a Synopsis of the Principal Mexican Genera. By William Edwin Safford. Pages 525563, with 15 plates. (A separate edition with index was also published.) 1907. Angler Fishes: Their Kinds and Ways. By Theodore Gill. Pages 565615. 1908. The Birds of India. By Douglas Dewar. Pages 617-639. 1909. The Evolution...
Page 30 - Whenever suitable arrangements can be made from time to time 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 to the United States, which may be in the City of Washington, in whosesoever custody they may be, shall be delivered to such persons as may be authorized by the Board of Regents to receive them...
Page 311 - The silverbromide gelatine plate, which I was the first, I believe, to use for photographing the spectra of stars, except for its grained texture, meets the need of the astronomer at all points. This plate possesses extreme sensitiveness ; it is always ready for use ; it can be placed in any position ; it can be exposed for hours; lastly...

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