Notebook No.2

ID: SIA RU007073

Creator: Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927

Form/Genre: Fieldbook record

Date: 1872

Citation: William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

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Creator

Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927

Abstract

The notebook includes notes documenting time at sea January 1, 1872, from Unalaska, with William Healey Dall as the activing assistant undercaptain(?) on the schooner Humboldt. Entries list weather, barometric pressure, temperature, wind, bearings (in magnetic), followed by narrative descriptions of daily conditions. These include the presence and effect of ice on ability to travel. Relate to observations taken of Alaska coast. At the end of the volume is an index that lists subject and page number, relating to Hydrography, meteorology, tides, volcanos, and telemeter observations.

Date Range

1872

Start Date

1872

End Date

1872

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Topic

  • Geology
  • Zoology
  • United States Coast and Geodetic Survey

Place

  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Unalaska

Form/Genre

  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

Accession #

SIA RU007073

Collection name

William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927

Physical Description

1 diary

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 24 Folder 2