Smithsonian Meteorological Project and Natural History

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Provides an overview of the Smithsonian's Meteorological Project, established in the 1840s to record meteorological and other periodical phenomena, and expanded to a natural history collecting network for the U.S. National Museum.


  • Meteorological Project
  • United States National Museum


Smithsonian History Bibliography

Contained within

Japanese Association for the History of Geosciences: JAHIGEO 44 (Journal)

Contact information

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


May 2015


  • Natural History
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Meteorology
  • Meteorologists
  • Natural history

Physical description

Number of pages: 8; Page numbers: 10-17

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