- James,1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist.
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Examples from the Web for smithson
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.
"You are trifling, Smithson," the owner of the store exclaimed, in high exasperation.
When Smithson had left the office, Gilder turned to his secretary.
The effect was, indeed, presently accomplished by the advent of Smithson into the office.
"Quite unnecessary, Smithson," Gilder returned, with asperity.
- James. original name James Lewes Macie. 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist, who left a bequest to found the Smithsonian Institution