Circular on Meteorology (November 1, 1848)

ID: SIA2012-2724 and SIA2012-2725

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Document

Date: November 1, 1848

Citation: Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 7, The Smithsonian Years: January 1847-December 1849 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1996), 419-420

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Summary

Circular on Meteorology, copy sent to James Henry Coffin, a meteorologist, November 1, 1848. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, informs Coffin that the Smithsonian Board of Regents had established a system of meteorological observations. This network would become the Smithsonian's Meteorological Project. Henry asks for Coffin's assistance in contacting potential weather observers.

Author

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Joseph Henry Papers Project

Subject

  • Coffin, J. H. C
  • Meteorological Project
  • Board of Regents

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The accompanying PDF contains SIA2012-0459 and SIA2012-0460, which are pages scanned from the edited transcript of the original version and notes in the Joseph Henry Papers Volume 7, pages 419-420 (Document 229).

Contained within

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7053, Box 4, Folder: 8
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds., The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 7, The Smithsonian Years: January 1847-December 1849 (Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1996), 419-420

Contact information

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

Date

November 1, 1848

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Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Letters
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Volunteers
  • Meteorology
  • Meteorologists

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper
  • Circular

ID Number

SIA2012-2724 and SIA2012-2725

Physical description

Number of Images: 2 ; Color: Color ; Size: 7.75w x 9.75h ; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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