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Record Unit 7206

Charles W. Smiley and William Van Zandt Cox, Fishery Statistics, circa 1880

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator:
Title: Charles W. Smiley and William Van Zandt Cox, Fishery Statistics
Dates: circa 1880
Quantity: 2.15 cu. ft. (5 12x17 boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 7206
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This collection consists of five bound volumes of statistics, compiled by Smiley and Cox, on the exportation and importation of fishery products, 1731-1880. Apparently these statistics were compiled for use by the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census, 1880.

Historical Note

Charles W. Smiley (1846-1926) was educated at the Eastman National Business College and Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He served as special agent in charge of fishery statistics for the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census, 1879-1881, and as Editor for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1881-1889.

William VVan Zandt Cox (1852-1923) was appointed special agent for the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census in 1879. Other positions held by Cox included Assistant for the International Fisheries Exhibition in London, 1883; Financial Clerk for the exposition work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884-1885; and Chief Clerk of the United States National Museum, 1885-1902.

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Descriptive Entry

This collection consists of five bound volumes of statistics, compiled by Smiley and Cox, on the exportation and importation of fishery products, 1731-1880. Apparently these statistics were compiled for use by the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census, 1880.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7206, Charles W. Smiley and William Van Zandt Cox, Fishery Statistics

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Container List

Box 1

Bound Volume 1:

Oil, Bone and Candles Export Statistics, 1770-1880

Box 1 of 5

Fish not of American Fisheries Export Statistics, 1805-1880

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Bound Volume 2:

Annual Tables of Exports and Imports of Oil, Bone, Candles, and Fish, 1770-1880

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

Bound Volume 3:

Fish Import Statistics, 1789-1880

Box 3 of 5

Oil Import Statistics, 1816-1880

Box 3 of 5

Products of American Fisheries Import Statistics, 1858-1867

Box 3 of 5

Fish, Oil, Candles, and Bone Import Statistics, 1857-1871

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Bound Volume 4:

Fish and Oil not of American Fisheries Export Statistics, circa 1834-1880

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

Bound Volume 5:

Fish, Oysters, Oil, Bone, Spermaceti and Candles Export Statistics, circa 1780-1880

Box 5 of 5