The Carnegie Institution of Washington was established by Mr. Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Its work up to this time has been largely tentative and experimental, seeking for information and advice as to what is most needed in its line of work.
ITS ORGANIZATION AND FUNDS.
It has recently been reorganized under the provisions of a special charter granted by Congress in which its objects are declared to be "to encourage in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind." In general, it may be said that its objects are similar to those of the Smithsonian Institution, which are "the increase and diffusion of knowledge."A part of its income is set aside as a reserve fund for building or other purposes and another part is reserved for expenses of administration and printing. Omitting these, it has
BILLINGS JS. THE CARNEGIE INSTITUTION.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(26):1674–1675. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490710006002b
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