United States Weather Bureau storm warning telegram
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United States Weather Bureau storm warning telegram

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. Weather Bureau.
Title: United States Weather Bureau storm warning telegram
Dates: 1896 October 10
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1656

Biographical/Historical Note

The Weather Bureau of the United States was formed in 1870 through a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. The agency was originally under the Secretary of War, but became a civilian enterprise in 1890 under the Department of Agriculture.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a storm warning message distributed from Washington D.C. at 3:00 P.M. on October 10, 1896 by Willis L. Moore, Chief of Bureau, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau. It gives instructions for raising a hurricane and high wind warnings for the south Atlantic coast from central Florida to Wilmington, North Carolina.

Index Terms

Moore, Willis L., (Willis Luther), 1856-1927.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

United States Weather Bureau storm warning telegram, MS 1656, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Rita Trotz, 1975.


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.


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