James Smithson's Tomb near Genoa, Italy

images for James Smithson's Tomb near Genoa, Italy
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Sepia tone version in Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection, volume 21, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1881, p. 10. Also have photograph of the site, located in SIA RU7000, B5, F11. Have numerous copies of engraved plate.
Summary
Engraving of James Smithson's grave in the Protestant or English cemetery on a hilltop near Genoa, Italy. The inscription reads: "This monument is erected, and the ground on which it stands purchased in perpetuity by Henry Hungerford, esq., the deceased's nephew, in token of gratitude to a generous benefactor and as a tribute to departed worth."
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 21, Folder 7-B
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Benefactors
Memorials
Smithson, James--Death and burial
Smithson family
Tombs
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Author
Photo Engraving Co. of New York
Subject
Smithson, James 1765-1829
Physical description
Color: Sepia; Size: 4 1/2 x 7; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print
1881
Place
Genoa (Italy)
Type
Photographic print
Exterior
Standard number
82-3202