Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Record Unit 7206
Charles W. Smiley and William Van Zandt Cox, Fishery Statistics, circa 1880
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.
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Smiley, Charles W. 1846-1926
- Cox, William Van Zandt, 1852-1923
- Eastman National Business College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)
- Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)
- United States. Bureau of the Census
- United States Fish Commission
- Smithsonian Institution. Chief Clerk
- United States National Museum
- International Fisheries Exhibition (1883 : London, England)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7206, Charles W. Smiley and William Van Zandt Cox, Fishery Statistics