Registry of Periodical Phenomena Established

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Summary

Meteorological observers receive a circular requesting information regarding seasonal phenomena of plants and animals and general phenomena of climate. They are also invited to submit natural history specimens to the Smithsonian. The information gathered is intended to be used to derive general laws relating to the geographical distribution of species of animals and plants in North America.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Meteorological Project

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Image of circular can be found at Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, volume 1, page 105.
  • The circular can be found at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/8906663.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, volume 1, p. 105
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1855, p. 259-263
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1846-52, p. 77, 108

Contact information

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

Date

May 31, 1852

Topic

  • Natural History
  • Biogeography
  • Memorandums
  • Volunteers
  • Meteorology
  • Natural history

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