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THE CARNEGIE MUSEUM.

When, on November 5, 1895, the edifice was thrown open to the people, the splendid generosity of the gift produced a profound impression, but the gratitude which was felt was converted into amazed thankfulness when the donor announced to the large audience which filled the auditorium that it was his intention to supplement his gift by the

 

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Andrew Carnegie.

 

bestowal of an additional million of dollars as a permanent endowment, the annual income to be used in promoting the interests of the Art Gallery and the Museum. The custodianship of the endowment fund was committed to a Board of Trustees, consisting of the gentlemen who were already vested with the care of the building, and eighteen others, who were named by the donor because of their interest in those things