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TREASURY DEPARTMENT
UNITED STATES COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY



O. H. TIXTIVTANN

SUPERINTENDENT



LIST AND catalogue:



OF THE



PUBLICATIONS



ISSUED BY THE



U. S. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY



1816-1902



By E. L. BURCHARD, Librarian




WASHINGTON

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
*■' 1902 I I



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CONTENTS.



Page.

Preface 5

Part I. — List of publications arranged in chronologicai, order of issue.

Annual Reports 9 .

Bulletins 79

Special Publications ■...., ." 83

Separatel)- Issued Publications 85

Coast Pilots 89

Notices to Mariners '. . 95

Tide Tables loi

Catalogues of Maps and Charts 105

Administrative Publications 109

Part II. — Cataxogue of scientific, professional, and other papers of interest con-
tained IN THE publications.

Classification of subject headings 117

Alphabetical arrangement 121.



FREKACE.



The following L,ist (Part I) and Catalogue (Part II) was compiled in response to
demands for information in regard to the publications of the United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey, and relates entirely' to these publications:

Previous to July i, 1878, this Bureau was called the United States Coast Survey,
which explains the apparent discrepancy in the title of the publications issued before
and since that date.

The List is arranged in chronological order and the Catalogue alphabetically by
authors, subjects, and places, with numerous cross references. All of the subject
headings used in this Catalogue are given in systematic order at the beginning of
the Catalogue.

The publications in the List and Catalogue marked " Exhausted" are no longer
ayailable for distribution. All others can be obtained, free of charge, upon application
to the Superintendent United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington, D. C,
except the Coast Pilots and Tide Tables, which are sold at the cost of paper and
printing.

Indexes and catalogues of the Survey's publications have previously been issued
under the following titles:

REPORTS ONLY.

1844-1853. "Consolidated alphabetical index." Subjects and authors in one alphabetical arrange-
ment. By Lieut. E. B. Hunt, U. S. A., assistant In Report 1854

" Consolidated index of sketches." Also by Lieutenant Hunt In Report 1854

1854-1863. " Consolidated alphabetical index." By Subassistant F. F. Nes In Report 1864

" Consolidated index of sketches." Also by Mr. Nes In Report 1864

1851-1870. "General index of professional and scientific papers," arranged systematically in classes
by subjects. This is the Hunt index recompiled and arranged in a new order by
Edward Goodfellow, assistant App. 17, Report 1871

1S45-1880. "General index of scientific papers." Subject classification. By C. H. Sinclair,
subassistant App. 6, Report 1881

ALL PUBLICATIONS.

1844-1885. " Descriptive catalogue of publications." This is the first list of publications, but included
also some additional indexing and much bibliographic material. Prepared by Assist-
ant Goodfellow App. 6, Report 1883

"General index to the progress sketches, illustrations, maps, and charts." The index
enlarged and arranged in classes by places and subjects by Edward Goodfellow, assist-
ant App. 12, Report 1887

1807-1890. "Descriptive catalogue." The index of Goodfellow and catalogue of Sinclair revised
and enlarged. By Assistant J. B. Baylor App. 11, Report 1891

1807-1898. "Bibliography." The preceding edition republished with additions. Special publication
No. 2, 1898.



Part L— LIST.



ANNUAL REPORTS.



The Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast and Geodetic
Survey, fully illustrated with maps and diagrams, is made under law to Congress at
each session, and shows in detail the persons employed, the work accomplished, and
the expenditures under the annual appropriations.

Originally appearing as a document in the Congressional series only, it has also
been pubHshed in a separate Survey edition since 185 1. For 1851 separate volumes
were issued for the text and for the sketches. From 1891 to 1894, inclusive, the
report proper and the appendices were printed in separate volumes as Parts I and II.
With these exceptions the report has been issued annually since 1851 in one quarto
volume.

The appendices on scientiiic and professional subjects include almost all of the
material of that character published by the Survey, whether issued in some other series
or not. The appendices have also been printed apart from the reports in "separate"
form when the demand for them has warranted such publication.

In the earlier reports of the Coast vSurvey statements of progress made in office
operations will generally be found following the abstracts of reports of field work,
attention also being called to office work of special interest or importance in the
introductory portions of the reports. This will be found to apply to the annual reports
from 1844 to 1855, inclusive.

In the reports from 1856 to 1864, inclusive, in addition to the notices of office
operations in the body of each report, there are appendices which contain reports from
the chiefs of the divisions of the office, or, in some cases, the complete reports of the
assistant in charge of the of&ce and of the chiefs of divisions.

The publication of the annual reports of the assistant in charge of the office and
of the chiefs of the office divisions was discontinued during the jears 1865 to 1880,
inclusive, and the references to office operations were made in the same manner as those
in the annual reports of the Survey from 1844 to 1855, inclusive, these' references being
supplemented by appendices giving lists of drawings or engravings of charts in progress
or completed and by appendices detailing the field and office work relating to tides.

In the annual report for 1881 the reports made by the chiefs of the computing,
tidal, drawing, engraving, and hydrographic divisions of the office were printed in full;
in the report for 1882 these reports were published as Appendix No. 6; in the annual
reports of the Survey from 1883 to 1889, inclusive, the annual reports of the assistant
in charge of office and topography and of the hydrographic inspector appear as
Appendices Nos. 4 and 5; in the annual report for 1890 Appendix No. 4 contains the
annual report of the assistant in charge of the office, Appendix No. 5 the annual report
of the hydrographic inspector. Appendix No. 6 the annual report of the disbursing
agent, and Appendix No. 7 the annual report of the assistant in charge of the office of
weights and measures.

It has not been deemed advisable to add to the length of this List by including these
oflSce reports, embodying as they do much matter relating to routine operations and
details of value chiefly for official reference.

9



Eeport 1807. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY PUBLICATIONS.

The office of standard weights ana measures was organized under the Superin-
tendent of the Coast Survey in 1831, and its reports have been issued regularly since
1837 as a part of his official report. They are therefore contained in the following list
of reports.

Many individual scientific papers on standards based on the work of this office were
printed as appendices in the report of the Superintendent of the Su^-vey. All of them
will be found grouped under the subject headings "Standards" and "Weights and
measure office" in the Catalogue (Part II).

On July I, 1901, the act of Congress approved March 3, 1901, creating the National
Bureau of Standards, became fully operative and on that date it became an independent
Bureau.

1807-16

[Under Treasury department. Period of organization. Reports made through correspondence
chiefly. F. R. Hassler in charge of work.]

1816

First report of F. R. Hassler, superintendent of the survey of the coast of the United
States, to the Secretary of the treasury upon the progress of the work.
21 pp. 22°"". (Senate doc. 143, 15th Cong., ist sess. In v. 2.)

Report dated " Newark, New Jersey, 23d Nov. i8i6."

Also published in Principal documents relating to the survey of the coast of the United States since 1816.

Published by F. R. Hassler, superintendent of the survey. New York, WiUiam Van Norden, printer,

1834. pp. 12-36.

1817

[Under Treasury department. No report sent to' Congress. ]

1818-32

[Under War department by transfer from Treasury department. Work in abeyance.]

1832-33

[Under Treasury department (1832-34). Reorganized by act July 10, 1832. No regular reports
other than through correspondence.]

1834

[Under Navy department (1834-35) by transfer from Treasury department, in effect March 12,
1834.]

Report [by F. R. Hassler to the Secretary of the navy] upon the works executed for
the survey of the coast of the United States, upon the law of 1832, and their junc-
tion with the works made in 18 17 by and under the direction of F. R. Hassler.

17 pp. 22""'- (Senate doc. I, 23d Cong., 2d sess. In v. i.)

This is the second report and was signed at Washington city, May 17, 1834.

Also published in Rept. Secretary of the navy, 1834, p. 364. Also as House doc. 2, 2id Cong ist sess
In V. I. Also in Principal documents relating to the survey of the coast of the United States since 1816'
Published by F, R. Hassler, superintendent of the survey. New York, William Van Norden printer'
1834. pp. 141-154.

Report of F. R. Hassler as superintendent of the survey of the coast, additional to that
dated May 17, containing an account of the progress of that work during the
summer and until November of 1834.

17 pp. 22""". (Senate doc. i, 23d Cong. , 2d sess. In v. i.)

This supplemental report was signed at " West Hills, Huntington township, I<ong Island " Xov ii 1834
and was combined with it in the Congressional series. '

Also published as House doc. 2, 23d Cong., ist sess. In v. i. Also in Rept. Secretary of the navv 1834 v
364. Also in Principal documents relating to the survey of the coast. Published bv F R Ilassl'er'
N, Y., 1834. pp. 171-178. J ■ ■ ■

10



LIST. Beport 1840.

1835

Third report of F. R. Hassler as superintendent of the survey of the coast, upon the
progress of that work from November, 1834, until May, 1835.

(In Second volume of the principal documents relating to the survey of the coast of the United
States from October, 1834, to November, 1835. Published by F. R. Hassler, superintend-
ent of the survey. New York, William Van Norden, printer, 1835. pp. 103-107.

Report signed at " Washington city, May 8th, 1835."

Not printed in Rept. Secretary of the navy, and therefore does not appear in the Congressional series.

Fourth report of F. R. Hassler, as superintendent of the survey of the coast, upon the
operations performed in that work between the months of May and December,
1835, with an estimate of the appropriation required for the next year's work.

6 pp. 22°'". (Senate doc. i, 24th Cong., ist sess. In v. i.)

Report signed at New York, Nov. 22, 1835.

Also published as House doc. 2, 24th Cong., ist sess. In v. i. Also in Rept. Secretary of the navy, 1835,
I). 380. Also in .Second volume of the principal documents relating to the survey of the coast. Pub-
lished by F. R. Hassler. N. Y., 1835. pp. 151-156.

1836

[Under Treasury department for this and all subsequent years. Retransfer from Navy depart-
ment, in effect March 25, 1836.]

Fifth report of F. R. Hassler, superintendent of the coast survey, and of the construc-
tion of standard weights and measures, exhibiting the operations performed in 1836.
(In Documents relating to the construction of standards of weights and measures for the
custom-houses from March to November, 1835. By F. R. Hassler, superintendent of the
works. N. Y., William Van Norden, printer, 1835. pp. 118-123.)

Report signed at " West Hills, I^ong Island," Nov. 19, 1836.

Not printed in Rept. Secretary of the treasury, and tlierefore does not appear in the Congressional
series. No separate survey edition.

1837

Report from the Secretary of the treasury, transmitting the report of F. R. Hassler,
superintendent of the coast survey, and of the fabrication of standard weights and
measures [" rendering account of the works of 1837 "] . Blair & Rives, printers.
[Washington, D. C]

16 pp. 22"'". (Senate doc. 79, 25th Cong., 2d sess. In v. I.)

Sixth report. Signed at "Harrow Hill, near Hempstead Harbor, I.. I,, November i8, 1837.'
886 additional copies printed for use of Senate. No separate survey edition.
Also published as House doc. 14, 25th Cong., 2d sess. In v. 2.

1838

Report from the Secretary of the treasury, transmitting a report from the Superintend-
ent of the coast surve}', and of the fabrication of standards weights and measures,
showing the progress in those works during the present year. [1838.] Blair &
Rives, printers.

7 pp. 22'"". (Senate doc. 4, 25th Cong., 3d sess. In v. i.)

F. R. Hassler, superintendent. Seventh report. Dated at "Springfield Mountain Station," Nov. 15, 1838.
No separate survey edition.
No House print found.

1839

I,etter from the Secretary of the treasury, communicating the annual report of the
Superintendent of the coast survey, and of the fabrication of standard weights and
measures ["rendering account of the works of 1839"]. Blair & Rives, printers.

8 pp. 22™. (Senate doc. 15, 26th Cong., ist ses,s. In v. 2.)

F. R. Hassler, superintendent. Report signed at "Station of Willow Grove," Peiina., Nov. i6, 1839.
500 additional copies printed. No separate survey edition.
Also published as House doc. 20, 26th Cong., ist sess. In v. 2.

1840

Report from the Secretary of the treasury, transmitting a report of Professor F. R.

Hassler, superintendent of the coast survey, and the fabrication of standard weights

and measures, &c. ["rendering account of the works of 1840"].

18 pp. 22™. (Senate doc. 20, 26th Cong., 2d sess. In v. 2.)

Report signed at " Station Mount Holly, N. J., Nov. 17, 1840."

300 additional copies printed for the Senate. No separate survey edition.

Also published as House doc. 14, 26th Cong., 2d sess.

11



Beport 1841. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY PUBLICATIONS.

1841

I/Ctter from the Secretary of the treasury, transmitting a report of F. R. Hassler,
superintendent of the coast survey, showing the progress made therein up to the
present time [December, 1841].

18 pp. 22"™. (House doc. 28, 27th Cong., 2d sess. In v. 2.)

Includes " Questions of the resolution of Congress of June 24, 1841, relating to the survey of the coast of
the United States, with the answers to the same by F. R. Hassler." Also contains a "I^ist of instru-
ments." This progress report is also the 10th annual report.
Report signed at " Station Yards in Newton Square, Delaware County (Pa.), December 2, 1841."
No separate survey edition.
No Senate print found.

1842

Report from the Secretary of the treasury, communicating a report from the Superin-
tendent of the coast survey, and of the fabrication of statidard weights and meas-
ures [upon the progress of these works in 1842]. Thomas Allen, print. [Wash-
. ington, D. C. ?]

5 pp. 22™. (Senate doc. 11, 27th Cong., 3d sess. In v. 2.)

F. R. Hassler, superintendent. Report signed at "Pine Hill Station, New Jersey, Nov. 17, 1842."

No separate survey edition.

Also published as House doc. 23, 27th Cong., 3d sess. In v. 2.

1843

lyctter from the Secretary of the treasury, transmitting a report of the late F. R. Hassler,

relative to the operations and condition of the Coast survey [in 1843]. Blair and

Rives, printers.

8 pp. 22^'". (House doc. 97, 28th Cong., ist sess. In v. 4. )

Twelfth and last report of Superintendent Hassler, who died Nov. 20, 1843. Report is signed at " Station

Bethel, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1843."
Transmitted by the Secretary of the treasury, Jan. 29, 1844.
No separate survey edition.

18-14

Report of the Secretary of the treasury, communicating a report of the Superintendent
of the survey of the coast, showing the progress of the work during the year end-
ing November, 1844. Blair & Rives, print.

22 pp. 4 maps and sketches. 22°". (Senate doc. 16, 28th Cong., 2d sess. In v. 2.)

A. D. Bache, superintendent. Report dated at " Station near Cumberland Hill, R. I., November, 1844."
300* additional copies printed for use of survey. No separate survey edition.
Also published as House doc. 25, 28th Cong., 2d sess. In v. 2.

1845

Report from the Secretary of the treasury, communicating a report of the Superintend-
ent of the coast survey, showing the progress of the work under his charge during
the year ending November, 1845. Ritchie & Heiss, printers. [Washington, D. C. ?]
44 pp. 3 maps and sketches. 22°"'. (Senate doc. 13, 29th Cong., ;st sess. In v. 3.)
A. D. Bache, superintendent. Report dated at " Bodies island, N. C, Novettiber 29, 1845."
250* additional copies printed for use of the survey. No separate survey edition.
Also published as House doc. 38, 29th Cong., ist sess. In v. 3.

APPENDICES.
*i, 2. [Miscellaneous correspondence.] pp. 40, 41.

*3. Extract from a letter addressed- by Ferd. H. Gerdes, assistant United States Coast survey, to
Prof. A. D. .Bache, superintendent, containing remarks ujjon the currents in Mississippi
sound, and upon the change in the magnetic variation within short distances in the Gulf of
Mexico, pp. 41-43.

*4. [Letter. Commerce of Vineyard Sound.] pp. 43, 44.



* Exhausted.
12



LIST. Beport 1848.

1846

Report of the Secretary of the treasurj^ communicating a report of the Superintendent
of the coast survey, showing the progress of the survey during the year ending-
November, 1846. Ritchie & Heiss, print.

74 pp. 8 maps and sketches, i diag. 22""". (Senate doc. 3, 29th Cong., 2d sess. In v. 2.)

A. D. Bache, superintendent. Report dated at "Cape Ann, Mass., November 25, 1846."

500 additional copies printed, of which 250* for use of the siirvey. No separate survey edition.

Also published as House doc. 6, 29th Cong., 2d sess. In v. 2. ■ '

APPENDICES.

*i-3. [Miscellaneous correspondence.] pp. 44-46.

*4. Letters of Lieutenant Commanding George M. Bache, U. S. Navy, assistant in the Coast
survey, to the Superintendent, relating to the exploration of the Gulf stream, pp. 46-53.

*5-7- [Loss of brig Washington.] pp. 53-68.

*8. Letter from Lieut. Com. Patterson, United States Navy, to the Superintendent of the United
States coast survey, relating to the tides at the entrance of Mobile bay. pp. 68-70.

*9. [Extract from letter. Life saving incident.] pp. 70, 71.

*io. Report of S. C. Walker, esq., to the Superintendent of the coast survey, in relation to the
differences of longitude of Philadelphia and Greenvcich, by reduction of observations at
Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp. 71, 72.
Reprinted. Rept. 1866, app. 12, pp. 99, 100.

*ii. Report of S. C. Walker, esq., to the Superintendent of the coast survey, relating to determi-
nations of differences of longitude by telegraph, etc. pp. 72-74.
On correction for personal equation.

Reprinted. Rept.'i866, app. 13, pp. 100-102. Compare his report on telegraphic longitudes 1848 printed as
13-p. report in 30th Cong., 2d sess., House ex. doc. 21. .\lso his report dated Nov. 10, 1847, on the same
subject printed in Astronomische nachrichten, nr. 632, pp. 119-126.

1847

L,etter from the acting Secretary of the treasury, communicating the report of the
Superintendent of the coast survey, showing the progress of that work ["during
the year ending October, 1847 ' '] .

88 pp. II maps and sketches, i diag. 22"'". (Senate ex. doc. 6, 30th Cong., ist sess. In
V- 3-)

A. D. Bache, superintendent. Report dated at "Agamenticus station, near South Berwick, Maine, Novem-
ber I, 1847."
1,250 additional copies printed, of which 250* for Superintendent Coast survey. No separate survey
edition.

APPENDICES.

*i-i8. [Miscellaneous details.] pp. 60-86.

*ii. Table showing temperatures at depths below 700 fathoms, taken by Lieut. Com. C. H..
Davis in 1845, George M. Bache in 1846, and S. P. Lee in 1847.
See sketch, p. 75.

1848

Report of the Secretary of the treasury, communicating a report of the Superintendent
of the coast survey, showing the progress of that work during the year ending
November, 1848.

120 pp. 12 maps and sketches, 4 diag. 22'"". (Senate ex. doc. i, 30th Cong., 2d sess. In

V. I.)

A. D. Bache, superintendent. Report dated at "Bodies island. North Carolina, November 14, 1848."
2,000 additional copies printed, of which 250* for Superintendent of the coast survey. No separate sur\'ei

edition.
Also published as House ex. doc. 13, 30th Cong., 2d, sess. In v. 4.

APPENDICES.

*i-3 bis. [Miscellaneous details.] pp. 70-76.

*4. Recapitulation of results for personal equations, 1844 to 1848, in the order of dates. Extract
of report of S. C. Walker, pp. 77-83.

*5-i8. [Light-house matters, etc.] pp. 84-112.

*I9. Annual report to the Superintendent on longitude computations, by S. C. Walker, assistant
United States Coast survey, pp. 112-118.

Reprinted. Rept. 1866, app. 14, pp. 102-105.

* Exhausted.
13



Report 1849. COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY PUBLICATIONS.

1849

Letter from the Secretary of the treasury, communicating the report of the Superin-
tendent of the coast .suryey, showing the progress of that work during the year
ending November, 1849.

98 pp. 15 maps and sketches, 2 diag. 22™. (Senate ex. doc. 5, 31st Cong., istsess. In v. 5.)
A. D. Bache, superintendent. Report dated at "Mount Independence, near Portland, Maine, October,

1849."
5,500 copies printed, of which 500* for Superintendent of coast survey. No separate survey edition.
Also published as House ex. doc. 14, 31st Cong., ist sess. In v. 4.

APPENDICES.

*i-4. [Field and office details.] pp. 63-72.

*5. Report of Professor O. M. Mitchel, of Cincinnati, on the 'rnechanical record of astronomical
observations, pp. 72-78.

Contents. — Revolving disk; arrangement for recording differences of declination.

*6-i9. [Miscellaneous details, light-house matters, etc.] pp. 78-96.

*20. Description of a float for observations of surface currents, by Lieutenant C. P. Patterson,
United States Navy, assistant in the Coast survey, p. 97.
See sketch H bis, current float.

1850

Letter from the Secretary of the treasury, transmitting the report of the Superintendent
of the coast survey, showing the progress of that work during the j'ear ending
November, 1850.

134 pp. 27 maps and sketches. 22""- (House ex. doc. 12, 31st Cong., 2d sess. In\.4. )
No separate survey edition,
A. D. Bache, superintendent. Report dated at "Webb's station, Anne Arundel county, Md., November,

J 850."
Also published as Senate ex. doc. 7, 31st Cong., 2d sess. In v. 4.

APPENDICES.

*i-i2. [Miscellaneous details and correspondence.] pp. 64-85.

*6. Extract from the report of \V. C. Bond, esq., director of the Cambridge observatory, to the
Superintendent of the coast survey, in relation to the difference of longitude between Cam-
bridge and Liverpool observatories, p. 79.

*8. Extracts from the report of Professor A. G. Pendleton, United States Navy, assistant in the
Coast survey, to the Superintendent, in regard to the encroachment of the sea on land on



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