Introduction to Meteorological Material in Smithsonian Institution Archives: Focusing on John Chappelsmith

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Information on the meteorological observations of John Chappelsmith for the Smithsonian Meteorological Project in the nineteenth century. Chappelsmith was an artist whose work included weather observations from Indiana, especially a tornado that struck near New Harmony in 1852.


  • Chappelsmith, John
  • Meteorological Project


Smithsonian History Bibliography

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The History of Science of Tokai, 11 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Tornadoes
  • Artists
  • Meteorology
  • Meteorologists


  • Indiana
  • New Harmony (Ind.)

Physical description

Number of pages: 08; Page numbers: 87-94

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