Library of 1881-84 International Polar Year Station, Point Barrow, Alaska

p. 107. VI. Memorandum of Outfit: List of apparatus to be furnished to Point Barrow and, with some exceptions and additions, to Lady Franklin Bay.

Blank books and forms.— Twelve diaries for 1881, 1882, and 1883, respectively, one to be kept by each man; two hundred and fifty books for original record of meteorological observations; fifty blank books for daily journal, for miscellaneous observations; fifty volumes Form 4, for copy of origin record; three hundred star charts, for auroras, &c.; one hundred forms for comparison of barometers; eight hundred forms for anemometer register.

Books. —Instructions to Observers, Signal Service, U. S. A.; Annual Reports of the Chief Signal Officer, from 1873 to 1880, inclusive; Loomis’s Treatise on Meteorology; Buchan’s Handy Book of Meteorology; Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. I.; Guyot’s Meteorological and Physical Tables; Church’s Trigonometry; Chauvenet’s Practical Astronomy; Bowditch’s Navigator; Bowditch’s Useful Tables; Lee’s Collection of Tables and Formula; American Nautical Almanac for 1881, 1882, and 1883; Admiralty Manual of Scientific Inquiry, 4th ed.; Admiralty Manual and Instructions for Arctic Expedition, 1875; Nares’s &c., Reports of English Arctic Expedition; Nares’s Narrative of Voyage to Polar Sea, London, 1878; Charts, United States Hydrographic Office, No. 68, and British Admiralty, Nos. 593, 2164, 2435; Bremiker’s edition of Vega’s Logarithmic Tables; Barlow’s Tables; Coast Survey Papers on Time Latitude, Longitude, Magnetics, and Tidal Observations; Everett’s Translation of Deschanel; Sigsbee on Deep Sea Sounding, &c. (U. S. Coast Survey Report); Markham’s Collection of Papers Relating to Arctic Geography, London, 1877; Schott’s Reduction of Observations of Hayes, and Sontag, of Dr. Kane, and of McClintock; Manual of Military Telegraphy; Myer’s Manual of Signals; J. R. Capron, Auroræ: their characters and spectra; Pope’s Modern Practice of the Electric Telegraph; Instructions for the Expedition toward the North Pole, from Hon. George M. Robeson, Secretary of the Navy; stationery, as ordinarily supplied; drawing paper and instruments.

All officers and observers of the expedition are charged to at once familiarize themselves in detail with these instructions, and in the practice of the duties they prescribe, together with a thorough knowledge of the instruments and their use; and commanding officers are specially charged to see that these requirements are observed.

The identical list is found in P. H. Ray, Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska….Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885. p. 17