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Charles W. Smiley and William Van Zandt Cox, Fishery Statistics
2.15 cu. ft. (5 12x17 boxes)
This collection consists of five bound volumes of statistics, compiled by Smiley and Cox, on the exportation and importation of fishery products, 1731-1880. Apparently
these statistics were compiled for use by the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census, 1880.
Charles W. Smiley (1846-1926) was educated at the Eastman National Business College and Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. He served as special agent in
charge of fishery statistics for the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census, 1879-1881, and as Editor for the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1881-1889.
William VVan Zandt Cox (1852-1923) was appointed special agent for the Fisheries Division of the Tenth Census in 1879. Other positions held by Cox included Assistant for
the International Fisheries Exhibition in London, 1883; Financial Clerk for the exposition work of the Smithsonian Institution, 1884-1885; and Chief Clerk of the United States
National Museum, 1885-1902.
Descriptive Catalogues of the Collections Sent From the United States to the International fisheries Exhibition, London, 1883, Constituting A Report Upon the American Section. Prepared Under the Direction of G. Brown Goode, U.S. Commissioner, and a staff of associates.