Circular to Meteorological Observers

ID: SIA2012-1086

Creator: Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Form/Genre: Document

Date: February 2, 1874

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7081, Box 25, Folder: Meteorology - 3

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Summary

A circular or notice to the voluntary meteorological observers who reported to the Smithsonian Institution informing them that the observation system would be transferred to the War Department. The Smithsonian Meteorological Project was a countrywide network of voluntary observers who recorded climate information and sent it to the Smithsonian via the mail and a growing telegraph network. It existed from 1846-1870 and led to the founding of the National Weather Service.

Subject

  • Meteorological Project
  • National Weather Service
  • United States War Dept

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7081, Box 25, Folder: Meteorology - 3

Contact information

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

Date

February 2, 1874

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Topic

  • Collectors and collecting
  • Volunteers
  • Meteorology

Form/Genre

  • Document
  • Paper

ID Number

SIA2012-1086

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Color ; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Document ; Medium: Paper

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