Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged, Volume 1, Lists of Congressional and Departmental Publications Page: 269
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A24. SEED DIVISION
[The act of Mar. 3, 1855, authorized the Patent Office to distribute seed. This became the duty of the
Agriculture Department on its establishment and was carried on by the Experimental Garden. In
1868, the Seed Division was organized. Merged into Plant Industry Bureau, July 1, 1901. See A19.3
[1868-1900 (except 1869, 1876-78, 1880-84, 1897, none issued), in annual reports of
Agriculture Department (Al.1:), reports for 1898-1900 being included in the
report of the assistant Secretary; 1893 and 1896. issued separately also; none
Reports of special agent for purchase and distribution
[1894-97, in annual reports of Agriculture Department (A1.l:), and 1894, 1896, issued
Title used in reports for 1894,1895, is Special agent for purchase of seeds; 1896, Special
agent on seed distribution; 1897, Special agent for purchase and distribution of
A25. SILK SECTION
[By order of Oct. 28,1889, this section was severed from the Division of Entomology, with which it had been
connected since the beginning of the period of regular appropriations made by Congress in 1884.
Discontinued June 30, 1891.]
A25.1: Annual reports
(date) [1889,1890, in annual reports of Agriculture Department (A1.1:), and issued separately
A25.2: General publications
(CT) [None issued.]
(nos.) [None issued.]
A26. SOILS BUREAU
[The Division of Agricultural Soils was established by order of Secretary of Agriculture Feb. 15, 1894, and a
chief appointed Mar. 3, 1894. The expenses for the first year were paid from the appropriation for general
expenses of the Weather Bureau under a clause providing for "investigations of the relation of climate
to organic life." Recognized in appropriation act effective July 1,1895, as an independent division of the
Department. Name became Division of Soils in 1897, and Bureau of Soils, July 1, 1901.]
A26.1: Annual reports
(date) [1894-1909, in annual reports of Agriculture Department (A1.l:), and 1896-1909, issued
A26.2: General publications
As71 Assignment sheet. Soil survey assignment sheet. July 1, 1908.
As7 2 Same. Dec. 1, 1908.
F451 Field parties. Instructions to field parties and descriptions of soil
types, field season 1902. n. p. .
F45 2 Same, field season 1903. n. p. . 12
F453 Same, field season 1904. n. p. . 12
F45 4 Field parties. Assignment of field parties [in Bureau of Soils]. [Dec.
F455 Same. [Jan. 13, 1906.]
F45 6 Same. [Feb. 13, 1906.]
F45 7 Same. [Mar. 15. 1906.]
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