Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged, Volume 1, Lists of Congressional and Departmental Publications Page: 250
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A14. GARDENS AND GROUNDS DIVISION
[The propagating garden started in 1858 was turned over by the commissioner of patents to the Department
of Agriculture in 1862, and the Division of Gardens and Grounds was organized Sept. 1862. Merged into
Bureau of Plant Industry, July 1, 1901; see A19.
See, for history of division, Historical sketch of Department of Agriculture (A21.3:31-3) and Yearbook, 1897
A14.1: Annual reports
(date) [1862-1901 (except 1872-74, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1896, none issued), in annual reports of
Agriculture Department (A1.1:), and for the latter part of its existence issued
A14.2: General publications
(CT) [None issued.]
(nos.) [None issued.]
[No more issued.]
A15. IRRIGATION INQUIRY OFFICE
[Investigations into the question of irrigation were made by the Department of Agriculture from time to
time almost from the establishment of the Department. The work began definitely in 1885-86 when a
first report on Irrigation in United States was prepared; see A15.2:Ir7 1.
The Irrigation Inquiry Office was established by the Secretary of Agriculture Apr. 15, 1890, under a provision
in the urgent deficiency act approved Apr. 4, 1890 (Stat. L. v. 26, p. 42). The appropriations were
continued by subsequent acts until June 30, 1896, when the office was discontinued.]
A15.1: Annual reports
(date) See also reports under A15.2:
SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF ARTESIAN AND UNDERFLOW INVESTIGATIONS
AND OF IRRIGATION INQUIRY
1890, 1891, in annual reports of Agriculture Department (Al.1:), and
issued separately also.
1892 [None issued.]
SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE OF IRRIGATION INQUIRY
1893, in annual report of Agriculture Department (Al.l:), but not issued
IRRIGATION INQUIRY OFFICE
1894, 1895, in annual reports of Agriculture Department (Al.l:), but not
1896 [None issued.]
A15.2: General publications
Ar7 Artesian wells. Report on preliminary investigation to determine
proper location of artesian wells within area. of 97th meridian, and
east of foothills of Rocky Mountains; [bv Richard J. Hinton and
others]. 1890. * [2689-222]
F22 Farmers. Needed reforms and laws for irrigation farmers of United
States. Oct. 4, 1893. *
Ir7' Irrigation in United States; by Richard J. Hinton. 1887. (49th Cong.
2d sess. S. misc. doc. 15: serial no. 2450.) [Although this report
was made prior to the establishment of the Irrigation Inquiry
Office, it is classed here because it is a forerunner of the reports
issued by this office.]
See, for 2d [revised] edition, Y4.Ir7 l:Ar42.
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