Guide to the Whatcom County Weather Observational Data reports
1890-1979

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Holland, Richard C.
Title: Whatcom County Weather Observational Data reports
Dates: 1890-1979 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 3 linear ft.
Collection Number: XOE_CPNWS0256WeatherData
Summary: This is a collection of weather observational reports and climatological data summaries collected at various Whatcom County sites occupied by the Bellingham Nursery during the twentieth century.
Repository: Western Washington University
Heritage Resources

Center for Pacific Northwest Studies
Goltz-Murray Building
808 25th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-9123
Phone: 360 650 7747
Email: heritage.resources@wwu.edu
http://library.wwu.edu/heritageresources

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 

Historical Note

In 1909 the Bellingham Nursery, apparently an entity of the state government, was established on a site overlooking Bellingham Bay near Marine Drive. Weather data was collected at the site starting around 1910. The nursery later relocated to a site just west of the Guide Meridian and again to the west end of Cook Road in Skagit County in 1984. Richard C. Holland worked at the nursery between 1954 and 1971, at which time he had personal responsibility for taking the weather readings. He later gained possession of the pre-1954 weather readings as well as some early Weather Bureau publications.

Content Description

This is a collection of weather observational reports and climatological data summaries collected at various Whatcom County sites occupied by the Bellingham Nursery during the twentieth century. There are also some early Weather Bureau Publications.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public.

Preferred Citation :  

Bellingham (Wash.) Weather Observational Data records, Center for Pacific Northwest Studies, Heritage Resources, Western Washington University, Bellingham WA 98225-9123.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Donated by Richard C. Holland in 1995.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Geographical Names :
  • Bellingham (Wash.)--History--Sources
  • Subject Terms :
  • Climatology--Washington (State)--Bellingham--History--Sources
  • Weather--Washington (State)--Bellingham--History--Sources

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