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"An Inventory of the Effects left at Genoa by the late James Smithson Esqr with a Valuation thereof transmitted by British Consul [1829]," p. 1

(Note: "Do" means ditto, a repetition of the item listed directly above)

An Inventory of the Effects left at Genoa by the late
James Smithson Esqr with a Valuation thereof transmitted
by the British consul

Francs Cents [centimes]
A carriage complete
twenty six silver Forks
one Salad D
eight Desert Spoons
eighteen spoons
four sauce Ladles
2,500
one Soup ladle
four salt spoons
three sugar ladles
one tea shell
three silver head corks
two silver vessels
one toasting fork
Weighing 193 1/4 ounces
of Silver valued by
Mr A. Canissa, a goldsmith
1,050

two paste board boxes containing medals, coins, stones, etc.
an English gold repeater
a Geneva gold watch -- This watch was in possession of
Herman Fropwell servant to the late Mr. Smithson
at the time of his masters death and for which
200
the said Herman is to account for 60
one hundred and twelve napoleons in gold and
thirty-four francs sixty cents in the hands of
Messrs Gibbs & Comp
2274 60
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608460


"An Inventory of the Effects left at Genoa by the late James Smithson Esqr with a Valuation thereof transmitted by British Consul [1829]," p. 2

6084 60
Cash in hands of Messrs Gibbs & Co at the time
of Mr. Smithsons death
3634 74

two gold snuff boxes, a tooth pick case and
2 shirt buttons
417 00
one pin with sixteen small diamonds 33 34
one ring with composition set in diamonds 66 73
one ditto of agate 3 40
one ring, a cameo head of a moor 50 00
two small boxes, one of tortoise shell
and the other of amber
6 30
a gold ring 13
a small silver pick case 6 00
a clasp of gold with hair 16 67
clasp with diamonds 203 34
pin with hair and diamonds 45 67
a cameo 50 00
ring with diamonds 92 00
sixteen shirts
nineteen cravats
forty-four pocket Handkerchiefs
Thirteen pair of stockings
Three night caps
Two pair drawers
Two pair of sheets
Three pillow cases
10682 49
6084 60


10682 49


"An Inventory of the Effects left at Genoa by the late James Smithson Esqr with a Valuation thereof transmitted by British Consul [1829]," p. 3

(Note: "Do" means ditto, a repetition of the item listed directly above)

10682 49
seven waistcoasts
Two flannel D valued to400 00
Six pair of Pantaloons
Two cloth D
Three Coats
1 night-gown
1 dressing Coat
Two pair of braces
Four pair of gloves
one telescope
60 00
Many other small articles 100 00
One parcel containing papers relative to the
Grand Canal
Several parcels of papers & five books
One parcel 13 certificates Spanish stock
Paris, 4th Sepr 1822 negotiation
___[illegible]___ a Mons. Smithson
350 piastres rente d'Espagne par value
courante 63 3/4 frc 24097 50
                 Invit               30
                            __________
                            fr  24,127 50
11242.49


"An Inventory of the Effects left at Genoa by the late James Smithson Esqr with a Valuation thereof transmitted by British Consul [1829]," p. 4

9 1/2 1409 a 1417 de 20 piastres chacune
1       46 "         10
3       1401 a 1403 de 20 Do ferant 350 de rente sign Mariez
which 350 at 63 3/4 amounted to 24097-50 and now
at 10 as per Courier of the 16th Novbr 1829 received
the 20th inst make
3780

Promissory note for 295 francs dated 1st June 1824
due by Alexis Silenne
295
Bond for 20000 francs dated 8th July 1828
due by Sailly and Soeur of Paris
20000
Bill for 2000f. dated 8 feby 1822 drawn
by Mr. Sailly accepted by Mr Smithson
2000
bank note for L100 No 14419 19 Decr 1827
in the hands of Messrs Gibbs & Co.
2500

Parcel containing accounts and letters from
Messrs Drummond & Comp


Supplementary list of James Smithson's personal effects prepared by Richard Rush, 1838.
Published in W. J. Rhees, comp. The Smithsonian Institution. Documents Relative to Its Origin and History, 1835-1899 (Washington, 1901), v. I, pp. 98-99.

The large trunk listed here contained manuscripts and clothing, some of which are listed in the "Inventory" [1829].

Large trunk.
Box containing sundry specimens of minerals, marked E.
Brass instrument.
Box of minerals, marked F.
Box of chemical glasses, marked G.
Packet of minerals, marked H.
Glass vinegar cruet.
Stone mortar.
Pair of silver-plated candlesticks and branches.
Pair of silver-plated candlesticks, no branches.
Hone in a mahogany case.
Plated wire flower basket.
Plated coffeepot.
Plated small one.
Pair of wine coolers.
Pair small candlesticks.
Two pairs of saltcellars.
Breadbasket.
Two pair of vegetable dishes and covers.
Large round waiter.
Large oval waiter; two small waiters.
Two plate warmers.
Reading shade.

Sundry articles in packet and in trunk.

(a) Gun.
(a) Mahogany cabinet.
(a) Two portraits, in oval frames.

China tea service.

(a) Twelve cups and saucers. (a) Two dishes.
(a) Six coffee cups. (a) Landscape in a gilt frame.
(a) Teapot. (a) Derby spa vase.
(a) Slop basin. (a) China tub.
(a) Sugar basin and lid. (a) Piece of fluor. [a mineral]
(a) Two plates. (a) Pair of glass candlesticks.
(a) Milk jug.      Marble bust.
(a) Tea canister.


Books.

Sundry pamphlets on philosophical subjects, in packet marked A.
The like, marked B.
Struggles Through Life.
Bibliotheca Parisiana.
La Platina d'Or Blanc.
Contorides des Indiens.

Sundry pamphlets on philosophical subjects, marked C.
Weld's Travels in North America, 2 volumes.
Bray's Derbyshire.
Twenty-three numbers of Nicholson's Journal of Natural Philosophy, in a case (D).
Memoire d'un Voyageur qui le répose.
Hamilton in Antrim.
Londres et de ses Environs.
Stew on Solids.
Essais de Jean Key.
Mon Bonnet de Nuit.
Domestic Cookery.
Catalogue de Fossils des Roches.

The Monthly Review, 78 numbers.
The Monthly Review, 26 volumes.
Philosophical Transactions for the year 1826.
Anthologies et Fragments Philosophiques, 4 volumes.
Two large boxes filled with specimens of minerals and manuscript treatises, apparently in the testator's handwriting, on various philosophical subjects, particularly chemistry and mineralogy.
Eight cases and one trunk filled with the like.

Those articles to which this mark (a) is prefixed were not in the trunk No. 13 when it was first opened in the consulate of the United States in our presence.
All the linen in trunk No. 13 was transferred from case 7, and sundry articles of plated ware and philosophical instruments, etc., were transferred from case 12. Sundry books, which were tied together, were also put in this case.


"Catalogue of Smithson's wardrobe left in the Desk by Dr. H. King ..." [1841-42]

Dr. Henry King was the curator of the National Institute in Washington which stored Smithson's belongings from 1841 when they were shipped from New York to Washington until they were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution after its establishment in 1846.

(Note: "d" means ditto, a repetition of the item listed directly above)

Catalogue of
Smithson's wardrobe left
in the Desk by Dr. H. King
Curator at the time
of the Receipt of the Smithson
collection

[On reverse side]

Catalogue of Smithson Wardrobe, etc.

1 net shirt
4 Sheets
4 pr. stockings
1 Cloth overcoat/cloth
11 Napkins
2 light Coats
5 light vests
1 military coat/cloth
1 Hunting d/cloth
1 Cloak/cloth
All nearly
destroyed by
moths
1 Bag
4 roundabouts
5 light pants & short breeches
1 Bib
3 drawers
3 pr garters
1 Surtout/cloth
1 pr. pants/cloth
2 vests/cloth
1 Chapeau

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