Agriculture Stops Free Postage for Observers

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Henry reports that Judge Watts, Commissioner of the Dept. of Agriculture, discontinued the practice of furnishing postage free of charge for reports of Smithsonian meteorological observers and publishing monthly summaries of their observations. This ended a significant source of support for the Institution's meteorological project.

Subject

United States Dept. of Agriculture

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1871, p. 105
  • Fleming, James Rodger. Meteorology in America, 1800-1870. Baltimore & London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990., p. 161

Contact information

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

Date

April 3, 1872

Topic

  • Finance
  • Interagency Relations
  • Meteorology

Full Record

View Full Record