Checklist of United States Public Documents, 1789-1909, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged, Volume 1, Lists of Congressional and Departmental Publications Page: 459
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I 15. PUBLIC DOCUMENTS DIVISION-Continued
whom the same * * * have been distributed and delivered, and to report the same to Congress at the
1st session of each Congress." Under this act at least one itemized register was printed and is found in
the annual report of the Interior Department for 1859, but with this exception and with the exception of
a few scattering comments on the distribution of public documents in the annual reports of the Secretary'
of Interior, between 1859 and 1878 no registers similar to that of 1859 appear to have been printed, in spite
of sec. 3 of the act of Fe. 5, 1859, and sec. 445 of Revised statutes. No reports appear to have been printed
other than the reports as listed below.
The egislative, executive, and judicial appropriation act, 1869, approved Mar. 3, 1869, directed that "the
Secretary of Interior shall appoint a superintendent of public documents." The office of superintendent
of documents of Interior Department was abolished by the printing aw of Jan. 12, 1895, which provided
for the appointment of the superintendent of documents under the Government Printing Office. Since
thelaw of Jan. 12, 1895, became operative, the Interior Department distributed only its own documents
and the former title of superintendent of documents was changed to clerk in charge of documents, whose
office was finally abolished July 1, 1907, by action of the Secretary of Interior.
See, for Acts and resolutions governing printing and distribution of public documents, page 35 of Report
regarding publication and distribution of public documents, by J. G. Ames, A. R. Spofford, and Spencer
F. Baird, 1882 (I15.2:D65 ).]
Signed by SECRETARY OF INTERIOR
1878 * [1858-36]
1884 [July 1, 1883-Nov. 30, 1884] [2302-93]
1885 [Nov. 30, 1884-Nov. 30, 1885] * [2398-78]
1883-85 [fiscal years] [2341-165] [Additional report covering 3 fiscal
1886 [Nov. 30, 1885-Nov. 30, 1886] [2483-176]
SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS
1888 and 1889 [fiscal years] [2746-212]
1891 [2953-74] [Edition in Congressional set contains also the 1st
edition of the Checklist of United States public documents, for
which see I 15.2:L69 2.]
1892 [3103-14] [Edition in Congressional set contains also Finding
list showing where in set of Congressional documents individual
volumes of certain series of Government publications are found,
for which see I 15.2:F49.]
1893 and 1894 [fiscal years], in annual report of Interior Department,
1894, v. 3 (I 1.1:894 3), and issued separately also.
CLERK IN CHARGE OF DOCUMENTS
1895-1907, in annual reports of Interior Department (I 1.1:), and issued
Documents. Report regarding publication and distribution of public
documents; submitted by J. G. Ames, A. R. Spofford, and
Spencer F. Baird. 1882. [2115-12]
Documents. Special report relative to public documents; by John G.
Ames. 1894. [Also in annual report of Interior Department,
1894, v. 3 (I1.1: 8943).]
Finding list showing where in set of Congressional documents individual
volumes of certain series of Government publications are found;
by John G. Ames. [1892.] [Also in 52d Congress, 2d session,
House executive document 14; serial no. 3103.]
Index. Comprehensive index of publications of United States Government,
1889-93; by John G. Ames. 1894. 40 [3118-95]
Index. Comprehensive index to publications of United States Government,
1881-93; by John G. Ames. 1905. v. 1. 40 [4745-754]
Same. 1905. v. 2. 4 [4746-754]
[No moreissued. The one volumed edition above, covering the years 1889-93, was the
predecessor of the Document catalogues issued by the Documents Office, Government
Printing Office, under the printing act of Jan. 12, 1895; see GP3.6:]
List of Congressional documents, 20th to 46th Congress. 1882. [Not in
I Congressional set.]
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