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James Henry Coffin Papers

Topic:
Winds of the Northern Hemisphere
Winds of the Globe
Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1848-1884
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
These papers consist of correspondence concerning temperature, wind, and weather reports of the Hudson Bay region, 1848; resolutions of condolence to Coffin's son, Seldon J. Coffin, from students and alumni of Lafayette College after Coffin's death, 1873; newspaper articles; an illustration of James H. Coffin; and the original manuscript of Winds of the Northern Hemisphere. Additional correspondence of James Henry Coffin exists elsewhere in the Smithsonian Institution Archives, especially in the Joseph Henry Collection, Record Unit 7001, and Meteorological Project Records, Record Unit 60.
Historical Note:
James Henry Coffin (1806-1873) was a mathematician and meteorologist who specialized in the study of wind velocity. Coffin graduated from Amherst College in 1828 and taught at various schools and colleges. Coffin began his meteorological studies in 1838. While at Williams College, 1840-1843, he installed an apparatus on Mount Greylock, New York, for automatically recording the direction and the velocity of the wind. From 1846 until his death, Coffin held a chair of mathematics and natural philosophy at Lafayette College. In 1846, he began his collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in meteorology. Two of Coffin's studies, Winds of the Northern Hemisphere and Winds of the Globe were published by the Institution in 1853 and 1875, respectively.
Topic:
Meteorology  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7060
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings

Collection Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7060, Series 1
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
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James Henry Coffin Papers
James Henry Coffin Papers / Series 1: Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 1 Correspondence, 1848, 1873

Collection Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
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James Henry Coffin Papers
James Henry Coffin Papers / Series 1: Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 2 Newspaper Articles; and an illustration of James Henry Coffin, 1873, 1884

Collection Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
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James Henry Coffin Papers
James Henry Coffin Papers / Series 1: Correspondence and Newspaper Clippings / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Manuscripts

Collection Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7060, Series 2
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Box 1

Collection Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
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James Henry Coffin Papers
James Henry Coffin Papers / Series 2: Manuscripts
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Folder 3 Winds of the Northern Hemisphere

Collection Creator::
Coffin, James H. (James Henry), 1806-1873  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7060, James Henry Coffin Papers
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James Henry Coffin Papers
James Henry Coffin Papers / Series 2: Manuscripts / Box 1
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Psychometrical table : for determining the elastic force of aqueous vapor and the relative humidity of the atmosphere from indications of the wet and dry-bulb thermometer Fahrenheit / by James H. Coffin

Author:
Coffin, James H (James Henry) 1806-1873  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1856
Topic:
Hygrometry  Search this
Call number:
Q11 .S7X v.1, art.2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_393859

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