The late Col. Washington A. Roebling̛s private collection of 16,000 mineral specimens has been given by his son, Mr. John A. Roebling, to the Smithsonian Institution of Washington, D. C. Accompanying the gift is an endowment of $150,000 to insure its maintenance. A short time ago the Smithsonian Institution likewise came in possession of the Frederick. A Canfield collection of 9,000 specimens, together with an endowment of $50,000. These two gifts added to the 50,000 mineral specimens already owned by the Smithsonian place this Institution, from the stand point of mineralogical material, in a class with the British and Vienna Museums.

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