The Stranger and the Statesman

Ms. Burleigh talked about her book, The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America’s Greatest… read more

Ms. Burleigh talked about her book, The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America’s Greatest Museum: The Smithsonian, published by William Morrow. The author described the life of 19th-century British scientist and philanthropist James Smithson, who donated his library, mineral collection and fortune to the United States "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men". She also discussed the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. After her presentation she answered audience members' questions. close

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The Stranger and the Statesman

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Program ID:
178941-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 01, 2003 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 13, 2009 | 4:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 01, 2003 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 02, 2003 | 10:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 2003 | 11:57am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 01, 2003 | 2:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 20, 2003 | 12:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 06, 2005 | 5:15am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2005 | 5:15pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 23, 2005 | 5:07am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2005 | 5:07am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 26, 2005 | 5:07pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 12, 2009 | 10:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 12, 2009 | 4:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 12, 2009 | 10:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 13, 2009 | 4:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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