Meteorological Observers Told of New Policy




Date: April 1, 1872


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Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry sends a circular to meteorological observers to explain that although the Commissioner announced in the last Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture that monthly publication of meteorological tables had been discontinued, the observers were still to send their registers to the Commissioner of Agriculture, who would transmit them to the Smithsonian Institution. In this way they would save postage costs. The Smithsonian plans to take over publication of the tables as rapidly as their means will permit.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • Meteorological Project


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  • Image is list of meteorological observers and their instruments, 1872. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number SIA2010-0726.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, p. V1, 455

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April 1, 1872


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