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Summary

Secretary Joseph Henry sends out a circular requesting everyone who receives a copy of the accompanying map to mark the path of any meteors observed from the 10th to the 15th of November, particularly on the nights of the 12th and 13th. Replies are to be sent free of postage costs through the Commissioner of Agriculture.

Subject

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

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 65, p. Box 1, 468.

Contact information

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

Date

October 31, 1866

Topic

  • Citizen science
  • Secretaries
  • Interagency Relations
  • Meteors
  • Memorandums
  • Volunteers
  • Astronomy

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