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 (smĭth′sən), James 1765-1829.
British chemist, mineralogist, and philanthropist. His bequest of over $500,000 to the United States helped establish (1846) the Smithsonian Institution.
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(Biography) James. original name James Lewes Macie. 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist, who left a bequest to found the Smithsonian Institution
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(ˈsmɪθ sən)

James, 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist.
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