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Summary

Secretary Henry reports that papers on several topics of original research will be published in the second volume of "Smithsonian Contributions." Among these are: astronomical tables to assist in measuring longitude; tables indicating the daily position of the planet Neptune; meteorological observations; temperature and velocity of the Gulf Stream; the botany of Oregon; geology and mineralogy of the northern lakes; accurate compass readings; and a bibliography of all works relative to or published in America prior to 1700.

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1848. Washington, D.C.: Tippin and Streeper, 1849, p. 16-18.

Contact information

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

Date

February 19, 1849

Topic

  • Serial publications
  • Mineralogy
  • Museums
  • Plants
  • Meteorology
  • Bibliography
  • Botany
  • Museum publications
  • Research

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