- James,1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist.
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The mask also points to how early Smithson came to the main motif of his most famous work, the “Spiral Jetty” earthwork from 1970.The Spirit of Land Art
August 22, 2012
Andrew Jackson shipped an aide over to London to negotiate the transfer of the Smithson estate.The Smithsonian, John Calhoun, and His Heirs
August 10, 2012
Smithson repeated, evidently somewhat disturbed by the information.
The effect was, indeed, presently accomplished by the advent of Smithson into the office.
At once, Smithson became apologetic, while refusing to retreat.
"Quite unnecessary, Smithson," Gilder returned, with asperity.
"You are trifling, Smithson," the owner of the store exclaimed, in high exasperation.
- James. original name James Lewes Macie. 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist, who left a bequest to found the Smithsonian Institution
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