Extract from will of Elizabeth Fogg dated 2 July. 1888,-probate 3 Jan., 1891.
Twenty-eighth: I give and bequeath to the President and Fellows of Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, the sum of two hundred thousand dollars upon the trust and the uses following. that is to say, that the said corporation shall without unreasonable delay erect upon land belonging or to belong to it in a suitable and desirable situation an Art Museum to be called and known as the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum of Harvard College, to be a fire proof structure of ornamental and appropriate architecture to be used for the collection and exhibition of works of art of every description and for the education and enlightenment of the people in respect to art and the work of artists. So much of the legacy herein named as may judiciously be applied to the erection of said building to be so applied and the residue thereof and any income that may from time to time accrue and be received thereon to be applied toward the expenses of conducting and maintaining the said building and to go toward the purchase of works of art, and I do also give and bequeath to the said corporation all and singular the following works of art which I now possess, namely, all my paintings, articles of bric-a-brac and Indian, Chinese and Japanese jewelry, curios, carvings and other curiosities not otherwise disposed of to belong to and remain in the said Art Museum and to be called and known as the Fogg Collection.
And I do further give and bequeath to the said corporation the sum of twenty thousand dollars upon trust to keep the same invested upon good income paying securities or property and to apply the income thereof from time to time towards the expenses of maintenance and care of the said Art Museum, and the surplus of such income, if any, to the purchase of works of art to be added to the said museum.
I also give and bequeath to the said corporation the marble bust of my said husband made by the late H. K. Browne, sculptor, to be kept in a suitable hall or room in the said Art Museum.
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