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Anemometer

Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 12 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 31.4325 cm
Object Name:
anemometer
ID Number:
PH.247698
Catalog number:
247698
Accession number:
47594
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-0db5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167528
Online Media:

James Henry Coffin Papers

Topic:
Winds of the Northern Hemisphere
Winds of the Globe
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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James Henry Coffin Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7060

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