United States Army, Signal Corps meteorological records
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United States Army, Signal Corps meteorological records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Title: United States Army, Signal Corps meteorological records
Dates: 1872
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0818

Biographical/Historical Note

The United States Army created the Signal Corps in 1860 as a professional military signal service. Albert James Myer was the first signaler for the corps. During the Civil War, the corps used balloons and an electric telegraph. In 1870, the Signal Corps established a national weather service; the weather bureau became part of the Department of Agriculture in 1891.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains meteorological records kept by the Signal Corps of various cities in the United States and Canada. The reports were issued from Washington on June 3, 1872, at 4:35, 7:35, and 11:30 p.m.


Index Terms

Meteorology.
Records (documents)
Savannah (Ga.)
United States. Army. Signal Corps.
Weather.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], United States Army, Signal Corps meteorological records, MS 818, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Items 1-3: Meteorological records of various cities in the U.S. and Canada, issued from Washington, 1872 June 3
at 4:35, 7:35, 11:30 p.m.