Mean Temperatures Table, Washington Territory Stations

ID: SIA2010-0725

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1849-1859

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 60, Box 13, Folder 2

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Summary

Data of meteorological observations for the Smithsonian's Meteorological Project from 1849-1859 showing the mean temperature by month, mean temperature for the year, extreme high, extreme low, and hours observation in the Washington Territory at Columbia River - Fort Vancouver (Columbia Barracks); Puget's Sound - Fort Steilacoom; and Fort Walla-Walla. 14 pages total.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Meteorological Project
  • National Weather Service

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

After he was appointed Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Henry's first major project was to create the Smithsonian Meteorological Project using a country wide network of voluntary observers to record climate information and send it to the Smithsonian via the growing telegraph network. The Smithsonian Meteorological Project existed from 1846-1870 and led to the founding of the National Weather Service.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 60, Box 13, Folder 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1849-1859

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Topic

  • Weather
  • Voluntarism
  • Scientific Data Recording
  • Meteorology

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Document

ID Number

SIA2010-0725

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 8w x 9.75h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Photographic print

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