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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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.

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  • Geology
  • Zoology
  • United States Coast and Geodetic Survey


  • United States
  • Alaska
  • Unalaska


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Diary

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SIA RU007073

Collection name

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

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1 diary

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Box 24 Folder 2